This handsome basic raglan embellished with doughy cables has all the hallmarks of a lived-in staple. The bold effect of the cables belies their simplicity — Oda would make an excellent first project if you’re new at knitting cables (or sweaters). With simple techniques and straightforward bottom-up seamed construction, this pattern is accessible to adventurous beginners. Wear Oda with an oversized fit allowing ease over the hips, as the hem falls to low hip length. Choose a color from the Shelter palette that will anchor your wardrobe for layering over shirts or dresses. The sample is shown in Truffle Hunt, but Oda would be equally versatile in a soft grey like Sweatshirt, the near black of Cast Iron, or the calm blue of Faded Quilt.
1210 (1340, 1465, 1605, 1735, 1875) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g) Photographed in color Truffle Hunt
Body: 18 stitches & 26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 62-stitch panel from Cable Chart measures approximately 11˝” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking One 20-stitch repeat from Cable Chart measures approximately 3ľ” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Sleeves: 19 stitches & 27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size C needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric of Back & Front) One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain body gauge listed Suggested Size: 4˝ mm (US 7) Note: Designer used a 4Ľ mm needle, which is not commonly available in North America.
Size B (for Ribbing of Back, Front, & Collar) One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle and one 16” circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size A Suggested Size: 3˝ mm (US 4)
Size C (for Main Fabric of Sleeves) One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain sleeve gauge listed Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size D (for Ribbing of Sleeves) One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size C Suggested Size: 3Ľ mm (US 3)
Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used
36 (40, 43˝, 47, 50˝, 54)” / 91.5 (101.5, 110.5, 119.5, 128.5, 137) cm circumference at bust Intended Ease: + 4–6” (10–15 cm) Sample shown is size 40” (101.5 cm) with 7” (18 cm) ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern: Sloped Bind Off
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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
Please note that this pattern is sold as a physical copy; it is not a PDF.