Koto has a loose, comfortable fit but looks sharp not sloppy thanks to the articulated rib stitch worked throughout and smart shaping that flatters. The lower hem at the back dips below the front and is worked using short-row shaping. Short rows also shape the neck and shoulders. The sleeve cuffs and collar are worked with facings for a better fit and more stable structure. Koto is designed to be worn with 8-10" of ease. Finished chest measurements are 42.25 (44, 46.25, 48, 52, 56)" with finished back lengths of 28 (28.25, 28.5, 28.75, 29.25, 30)". Brooklyn Tweed has assigned this Olga Buraya-Kefelian design a skill level rating of 4 out of 5.
Koto uses Shelter, a worsted-weight wool and the first yarn designed by Brooklyn Tweed. It is a a woolen-spun yarn with a soft hand and slight fuzzy halo after wet blocking. It makes a warm sweater that is lightweight for its size.
For this project you will need:
- 9 (10, 10, 10, 11, 12) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
- 32" circular needle in US size 7 (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 7
- double point needles in US size 7
- 32" circular needle in US size 6
- 16" circular needle in US size 6
- double point needles in US size 6
- crochet hook in US H-8
- contrast color worsted-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on
- (optional) firmly twisted fingering-weight yarn in a similar color for seaming
- stitch markers
- removable stitch markers
- waste yarn or stitch holders
- T-pins for blocking
- tapestry needle
Koto is shown in Shelter color 32 Snowbound.
All Brooklyn Tweed patterns are printed on Forest Stewardship Council-certified, acid-free paper.