Plantago

from Andrea Rangel Knits

Plantago Pattern

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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Knitting

Type:

Clothing

Fit:

Men

Item:

Sweater

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

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

About Designer

About Designer

Andrea Rangel on craftsy.com

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.

My patterns have been published in Brooklyn Tweed Wool People, Twist Collective, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knitty, and other publications, as well as independently.

All of my independently-published patterns have been ...

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