Another classic manly style (Jared's forté), this textured cardigan also makes a handsome jacket for women (Carol wears it belted over our Simple Straight Skirt). Jennifer and Kit each knit one for their men (in Nest and Pumpernickel, respectively). They both remarked on the wonderful way the textured rib flattened with wet-blocking. The density of the stitch gives it a little extra structure and warmth; woolen-spun Shelter keeps it light. It's a nostalgic look with t-shirt and jeans; John wears his with a dress shirt and flannel trousers.
Finished dimensions: 38½ (42¾, 47, 51¼, 55¼)" at chest. Suggested ease: +2-4"; shown in size 42¾ with +3" of ease.
Approx. 1390 (1540, 1730, 1905, 2050) yds of worsted weight wool; 10 (11, 13, 14, 15) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (140 yds/128m each); shown in Long Johns.
32" circular and double-point needles in size needed to obtain gauge [US 8 (5mm) suggested]; 32" circular needle and double-points one size smaller than gauge size. Optional (for final inch of collar only): 16" circular needle two sizes smaller than gauge size.
19 sts/34 rows or rounds = 4" in pattern stitch, after blocking.