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Approximately 1485 (1560, 1740, 1900, 2120) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
6 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Tent


Working Gauge:
24 stitches & 36 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch using Size A needle, before blocking

Finished Gauge:
23 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch using Size A needle, after blocking
18-stitch repeat of Cable Panel measures approximately 2¼” wide


Size A (for Body):
One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Edgings):
One each 16″ and 32″ long circular needles two sizes smaller than Size A needle
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)


38 (39¾, 43½, 47½, 52)” finished (blocked) garment at bust
Intended Ease: +4-5″
Sample shown is size 38″ with +4″ of ease on model


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From Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed:

Hitch…has a great casual elegance about it. The dolman shape means that the garment is made with two pieces (front and back, with sleeves integrated). If you look closely at the direction of the garter stitch on the cuffs, you’ll see that the sleeves are worked sideways as a result.

While swatching at the beginning of the design process, Mercedes fell hard for this cable – which she said reminded her of thick links of chain (our inspiration for naming the design) – and built the rest of the sweater as a suitable “frame” for it.

I think the proportions are great – the deep garter hem, the front-only panel of chain cables, three-quarter sleeves and a wide boat neck. The fabric is lightweight – worked in Loft at a relaxed gauge – which means it has that “easy to throw on” thing going for it, too.

I am so proud of this design! I love it as a layering piece, and want (at least!) one in my wardrobe, and hope that you will, too! 

Purchase on Ravelry or at Brooklyn Tweed.