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Designer Ann Leachman is an avid knitter and maker living in Chicago, IL. She documents her creative impulses and explorations on her site, Magical Grammar, and sells her creations in her shop. Ann ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Henri

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • bind off
  • increase
  • decrease
  • cable knit
  • seaming
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

Henri is the lovechild of a free spirit French girl and an English longshoreman. This oversized sweater is constructed horizontally, and is made up of blocks of texture and cables. It is meant to be thrown on with ease, over a long skirt or worn-in jeans. Henri will keep you warm and cozy for all your winter adventures. This pattern is perfect for you if you get bored with knitting the same stitches over and over, or if you are a new knitter looking to step up your skill level!


25 sts and 30 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Texture Stitch on Size 5 (3.75 mm) needles. Texture Stitch is a 2 sts repeat, CO 26 to check your gauge, knowing that your gauge swatch will be 1 st larger than 4" wide.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)" bust/chest circumference. Please see schematic for detailed measurements.


  • Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123yds/50g: Bark, 11 (11, 12, 12, 13) skeins.
  • or Yarn: Springtree Road Praline DK, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 230yds/100g: Idyl, 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) skeins.
  • Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24" circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn); Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; cable needle

Suggested yarn:

1840 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Springtree Road Praline DK



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