That tiny waffle pattern knitted into thermal shirts is blown up to sweater-scale in Calderon! The shape of the sweater is cozy, too, with a loose fit that is like wrapping up in your favorite blanket. The textured stitch on the fronts, back, and sleeves is set off with ribbing on the lower edge and a wide faux-button band at the front opening. Instructions are given for optional shaping on the collar extensions that edge the neck back. The body is knit in one piece, from bottom up, and then the sleeves are knit separately and set in. The finished chest measurements are 40 (43, 48, 51, 56, 59, 64, 67, 72)" with lengths of 21.75 (21.75, 22, 22, 22.25, 22.5, 22.75, 23, 23.25)". The sweater can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn tweed rates this Jared Flood design as skill level 3 of 5 (intermediate).
Calderon was designed using Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter, a worsted-weight yarn of 100% American Targhee-Columbia wool. It is a woolen-spun yarn so it is lofty, for a lightweight but warm sweater. Wet blocking gives it a soft hand and slight fuzzy halo. Shelter is a worsted weight yarn and is knit at 5 stitches per inch in the textured pattern stitch for this design.
The kit includes the pattern as a download from Ravelry and the yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 32" circular needle in US size 7 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
If you adjusted the needle size above to get gauge, adjust the needle sizes below accordingly
- double point needles in US size 7
- 32" circular needle in US 5
- double point needles in US 5
- stitch markers
- stitch holders or waste yarn for reserving stitches
- (optional) firmly-spun fingering weight yarn in a similar color for seaming
- T-pins for blocking
- (optional) blocking wires
- tapestry needle
Calderon is shown in Shelter color 2 Woodsmoke. If you would like your sweater to be in this color, simply order the kit above using the pull-down menu to select the size. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Shelter page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.