Cobblestone pays homage to the humble and textural beauty of garter stitch. Jared Flood’s first garment design celebrates simple, timeless details: a round yoke, subtle ridged side panels, and garter edges. The all-garter yoke lends visual weight to the shoulders while short rows raise the back for a comfortable fit. The intuitive, seamless construction worked from the bottom-up hews to the principles of Elizabeth Zimmermann and makes for a knitting experience as comforting as a cup of hot tea. Cobblestone’s approachable construction makes for a great first sweater as well as a pleasing return to basics for the more experienced knitter. This versatile piece belongs in every closet.
Approximately 1210 (1320, 1540, 1760, 1870) yards of worsted weight wool
9 (10, 12, 13, 14) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Soot
18 stitches & 29 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking
One 32” circular, one 16” circular, and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 5mm (US 8)
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).
39½ (43½, 47½, 51½, 55¾)“ 100.5 (110.5, 120.5, 131, 141.5) cm circumference at chest
Intended Ease: + 3–4” (7.5–10 cm)
Sample shown is size 43½” (110.5 cm) with 3½“ (9 cm) ease on model
3 out of 5
This design originally appeared in the Fall 2007 issue of Interweave Knits magazine.