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Plantago

from Andrea Rangel Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Plantago
Plantago Plantago 3
Plantago Plantago 4
Plantago Plantago 1
Plantago Plantago 2

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • shaping in 1x1 rib
  • grafting using Kitchener stitch
  • sewing in zipper

Pattern Description:

This sweater was designed to the exact specifications of a Pacific Northwest outdoorsman who wanted practical, durable, winter wear. Super bulky wool and tightly-knit ribbing create a very warm and insulating fabric.

Comfortable and practical, Plantago is slim-fitting with enough stretch in the fabric to give the wearer ease of movement. The tall fold-over collar provides versatile warmth: zip it up completely for a cowl collar, unzip it a bit to allow the collar to lay flat, or unzip completely to cool down.

Worked at a huge gauge, it knits up quickly and seamlessly, with easy raglan yoke shaping.

Gauge:

14 sts/15 rows = 4 in/10 cm in unstretched 1x1 rib using larger needle
* Given gauge is tighter than recommended on the ball band, so choose a yarn that recommends a gauge of 10 stitches = 4 in/10 cm.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest Circumference: 36.75 (40.75, 45.5, 49.5, 51.75, 55.75, 60.25) in/93.5 (103.5, 115.5, 125.5, 131.5, 141.5, 153) cm

Materials:

  • 771 (855, 955, 1039, 1086, 1170, 1264) yd/705 (785, 875, 950, 995, 1070, 1155) m super bulky yarn
  • Shown in Brown Sheep Burly Spun (100% Wool; 132 yd/121 m per 226g skein) Color: oregano; 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins
  • US #10/6 mm 40 in/100 cm circular needle for hem of body (not worked in the round, but circular needle is helpful to accomodate weight and bulk of body)
  • US #10.5/6.5 mm 40 in/100 cm circular needle for main body section & yoke
  • Set US #10/6 mm double pointed needles, 32 in/80 cm circular needles for magic loop, or 2 circular needles; use preferred small circumference circular knitting method
  • Set US #10.5/6.5mm double pointed needles, 32 in/80 cm circular needles for magic loop, or 2 circular needles; use preferred small circumference circular knitting method
  • 35.5 (35.75, 36.75, 37.25, 38.5, 38.75, 40) in/90 (91, 93.5, 94.5, 98, 98.5, 101.5) cm zipper

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • waste yarn or stitch holders
  • place markers

Suggested yarn:

775 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Brown Sheep Burly Spun

Colorway:

Oregano


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I live on Vancouver Island in Canada, where I knit, design, blog, and ride my bike. I love the functionality and beauty of knitting and knit everything from head to toe.

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