Pattern: Spearheads

$15

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Note: This is a physical, printed pattern only and will be shipped to you upon purchase. It does NOT include the yarn for the project.

A bold Icelandic-style yoke printed with a spirograph of interlacing chevrons is striking on anybody. Spearheads knits up lightning fast in two high-contrast colors of Quarry to fend off the winter chill. We paired Gypsum with Lazulite and Hematite; imagine the yoke in Citrine on a background of Obsidian or marry Slate with Sandstone for a mellow contrast. Reversing the dark and light colors should be equally successful. Choose single or double rib for the hem, cuffs and neckband according to your liking.

Pattern includes sizing for both His and Hers.

Recommended Yarn
Brooklyn Tweed Quarry  – 100% American Targhee-Columbia wool (200 yards/100g)

Women’s:
5 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins of C1
1 skein of C2
Photographed in colors Hematite and Gypsum

Men’s:
6 (7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of C1
1 skein of C2
Photographed in colors Lazulite and Gypsum

Yardage Requirements
Chunky weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

Women’s:
915 (1025, 1200, 1285, 1440) yards Color 1 (C1)
105 (130, 135, 145, 155) yards Color 2 (C2)

Men’s:
1135 (1230, 1450, 1515, 1640) yards Color 1 (C1);
135, (150, 160, 170, 180) yards Color 2 (C2)

Gauge
14 stitches & 21 rounds = 4” in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking.
14 stitches & 14 rounds = 4” in stranded colorwork pattern from Spearheads Yoke Chart with Size C needle(s), after blocking.

Needles
Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette Stitch)
One each 32” and 16” long circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One each 32” and 16” long circular needles and one set of DPNs three sizes smaller than Size A needles
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size C (for Stranded Colorwork Pattern)
One each 32” and 16” long circular needles one size larger than Size A needles
Suggested Size: 8 mm (US 11)

Size D (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions
Women’s:
34¼ (38¾, 43½, 48, 52½)“ / 87 (98.5, 110.5, 122, 133.5) cm circumference at bust

Men’s:
40 (44½, 49¼, 53¾, 58¼)“ / 101.5 (113, 125, 136.5, 148) cm circumference at chest

Intended Ease (for both Men and Women): + 4–5” (10–12.5 cm)

Women’s Sample shown is size 38¾“ 98.5 cm with 4¾” 12 cm ease on model
Men’s Sample shown is size 44½“ 113 cm with 1½” 4 cm ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting
Color Dominance
1×1 Tubular Cast On
2×2 Tubular Cast On
Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Please note: stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

Brand

Designer

Jared Flood

Project Type

Colorwork, Pullover, Sweater

Skill Level

Advanced, Intermediate

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Quarry

Yarn Weight

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Gender

Female, Male, Unisex