Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed
37 (41, 45, 49, 53)" finished garment at chest
Approx. 150 (160, 170, 185, 200) g of worsted weight wool in each Main Color (shown in oatmeal/grey) and Contrast Color (shown as self-striping multi), 100 g worsted wool in Trim Color (show in brown tweed)
4.5 sts & 6 rnds = 1" in stockinette stitch
16" & 32" US 8 (5.0mm) needles
suggested skill level
Adventurous Beginner / Intermediate - This pattern uses steaking for construction of neck and armholes
Note: PDF pattern is delivered electronically. Download instructions will be emailed to you at purchase.
Designer: Elizabeth Green Musselman
Sizes: S (M, L, XL), to fit chest sizes 36 (40, 44, 48)”
Yarn: SHELTER by Brooklyn Tweed, 2 (2, 2, 2) skeins Pumpernickel, 3 (3, 3, 4) skeins Nest, 3 (3, 3, 4) skeins Woodsmoke, 2 (2, 2, 2) skeins Fossil, and 5 (6, 6, 7) skeins Embers
Gauge: 18 sts and 22 rows = 4” x 4" in Modern Tartan pattern on larger needles, after blocking
Recommended Needles: US 8 (5.0mm) circular needles in 16", 24" and 40" lengths, US 6 (4.0mm) circular needle 29" to 40" long, US 6 (4.0mm) and US 8 (5.0mm) DPNS.
Other Suggested Tools: Stitch markers, stitch holders or smooth waste yarn, tapestry needle, 6” zipper (regular, not separating), very sharp scissors, pins, sewing needle and thread
Suggested Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner - Intermediate
From the Designer: I design knitwear mainly for men and school-aged boys because I have long been frustrated by the drab pattern options available for them. Some guys actually like rich color and texture. When I saw Shelter, I loved all of the colors so much that I had a tough time settling on just one, so I decided not to settle on just one (The original design is done in five colors of Shelter, though it could certainly be knit with just two colors). I wanted a design that looked rich and complex but that was relatively simple to knit, so I made this a top-down raglan. The yarn's loft makes the sweater much lighter than a stranded sweater normally would be. The shape is meant to mimic fleece pullovers.
After 12 years of teaching history at Southwestern University,
Elizabeth Green Musselman is changing careers to focus full time
on knitting and yarn. Her designs -- which are mainly for schoolaged
boys and men -- have appeared in Yarn Forward, a forthcoming
book edited by Shannon Okey, and the KnitPicks Independent
Designer Program. Look for Elizabeth on Ravelry as ElizabethGM.
Designer: Suzanne Middlebrooks
Sizes: Scarf - Approximately 7" x 70", Blanket - Approximately 39" x 64", not including fringe
Yarn: SHELTER by Brooklyn Tweed, 2 skeins Pumpernickel for warp and 1 skein Sap for Scarf; 2 skeins Fossil, 5 skeins Sweatshirt, 4 skeins Soot, 2 skeins Almanac, and 2 skeins Faded Quilt for Blanket
Warp Setting: 10 epi
Weft Setting: 7-8 ppi
Equipment: 8-harness loom with 10" weaving width, for scarf -or- 8-harness loom with 45" weaving width, for blanket; 10 dent reed, 1 large shuttle, Minimum of 1 large bobbin for scarf -or- minimum of 5 large bobbins for blanket
Suggested Skill Level: Intermediate
From the Designer: I started HCW in 1981 in less than 500 square feet. We had several looms and only 1 book shelf of yarn, so I wanted to go back to my weaving roots. The airiness of SHELTER makes it an ideal yarn for weaving, resulting in a very soft and lofty fabric. Since weavers think in yards, SHELTER is very generous in that area so it is a great choice and the fabrics are still very light in weight. The weave pattern is reflective of the many rivers and springs that are part of the landscape.
Suzanne Middlebrooks started her business with her good friend and fellow weaver Marta Shannon in 1981 with under 500 square feet of space, a little yarn, and 2 big looms--hence the name Hill Country Weavers. The big looms have slowly been taken over with knitting needles and a lot more yarn, but the passion for weaving remains strong. Find Suzanne as HillCountryWeaver on Ravelry.