Simple, comfortable, and with an arresting use of color--Agnes is a modern classic. Its roomy fit is flattering and versatile so you'll be able to work it into your wardrobe in a variety of ways. The sweater is knit flat in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed. Instructions are given for two versions of the sleeves: the slim version shown here as well as a roomier version. there is subtle shaping to create a slight empire waist while short rows shape the shoulders. Once the sweater has been seamed, stitches are picked up and knit for the neckband. The sweater was designed to be worn with 8-10" of ease. Finished chest measurements are 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60)" with finished lengths of 20.5 (21, 22.25, 23, 24.25, 25)". It can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn Tweed has assigned this Jared Flood design a skill level rating of 4 out of 5.
Agnes uses Brooklyn Tweed's fingering weight wool called Loft. Loft is a woolen-spun wool that has a soft, fuzzy texture after wet blocking and makes a warm sweater that is lightweight for its volume but with a lively, springy hand.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- straight or 32" circular needles in US size 6 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
If you adjusted the size above to get gauge, adjust the needles below correspondingly.
- 16" circular needle in US size 6 (same size as above)
- single point or 32" circular needle in US size 4 (two sizes smaller than above)
- 16" circular needle in US size 4 (two sizes smaller than above)
- stitch markers
- locking or split ring markers
- cable needle
- sock yarn in a similar color for seaming
- T-pins and blocking wires (optional) for blocking
- tapestry needle
Agnes is shown in Loft colors (from bottom of the sweater to top) 101 Fossil, 131 Cast Iron, and 109 Long Johns. If you would like your sweater to be in these colors, simply order the kit above using the pull-down menu to select your size. If you would like to pick your own colors, see our Loft page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your three color choices in the box above, noting which is the bottom, middle, and shoulder color.