Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter


When Jared Flood approached me about creating a design for Wool People 3 I had to stop and think. I was relatively close to having a baby and had told myself no more designing was allowed. Once I saw his inspiration boards, well, Walpole came to could I not make it happen? A few weeks after Mabel was born, it was exciting to see my design beautifully presented by Mr. Flood.

Photographs: Copyright Brooklyn Tweed

Knit at a slightly looser gauge with LOFT, this is absolutely a comfortable cardigan. I look forward to seeing many versions of it popping up on Ravelry, in all the colors of the LOFT rainbow!


MATERIALS (1350, 1500, 1650, 1800) (1950, 2100, 2275, 2450) yards of fingering weight wool yarn (5, 6, 6, 7) (8, 8, 9, 9) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g) Photographed in color "Snowbound"

GAUGE Working Gauge: 25 stitches & 37 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch (knit on RS; purl on WS) with Gauge Needle, before blocking

Finished Gauge: 24 stitches & 36 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

NEEDLES One 32" circular needle and one set of 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge Suggested size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS (34, 36¾, 39¼, 42) (44¾, 47¼, 50, 52¾)" finished (blocked) garment circumference at bust Intended Ease: +2-3"

Sample shown is size 36¾" with +1¾" ease on model

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Did you catch Jared's guest post last month?