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Sailor style refined for the modern man. Albion is a Guernsey pullover in Shelter, featuring bands of directional chevrons worked in purl stitches for a current and classic effect. Albion knits up quickly in the round from the ribbed hem and cuffs to underarm; the yoke and set-in sleeve caps are worked flat with garter stitch selvedges and seamed together. Choose a subdued neutral he can wear over brightly patterned shirts or go playful with a bold hue like Hayloft.
1290 (1400, 1560, 1700, 1900, 2040) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
10 (10, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Almanac
20.5 stitches & 33 rows/rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
20.5 stitches & 37.5 rows/rounds = 4" in Front or Back Chart Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One each 16" and 32" circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)
Size B (for Ribbing):
One each 16" and 32" circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On and Bind Off only):
One each 16" and 32" circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3.25 mm (US 3)
32" circular needle can be used instead of DPNs and 16" circular if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., 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.
39 (43, 46.75, 50.75, 54.75, 58.5)" circumference at chest
Intended Ease: + 3-4"
Sample shown is size 43" with + 4" ease on models
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
2x2 Tubular Cast On
Sloped Bind Off
2x2 Tubular Bind Off
3 out of 5
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
Images © Brooklyn Tweed / Jared Flood