Bold geometric motifs reminiscent of Pendleton wool blankets give this Shelter poncho lasting appeal. Worked from charts in textured knit, purl, and slipped stitches, Nomad begins with shoulder shaping and is worked downward to the center of the front and back. Consecutive bands of twisted stitches create a horizontal braid effect to divide the motifs. The lower pieces are knit from the hem up and joined to form a decorative ridge. This light, warm garment can be pivoted 90 degrees and worn with the side ribbing as the front hem for an alternate look.
1420 (1520, 1620, 1745) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
11 (11, 12, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g) Photographed in color Foothills
18 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch or Chart B with Size A needle(s), after blocking 18 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in 2×2 Ribbing with Size B needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric) Two 32″ (or longer) circular needles and one spare needle (any style or length), in size needed to obtain gauge listed Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B (for Ribbing) One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles, two sizes smaller than Size A Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
36½ (38¼, 40, 41¾)” width (not including ribbing) Intended to fit 30-34 (36-40, 42-46, 48-52)” bust circumference Sample shown is 36½” wide on 34-36″ model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern Chain Selvedge Cabled Cast On Purl Cabled Cast On Joinery Bind Off (Three-Needle Bind Off)
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