A note from Brooklyn Tweed: "4th size uses almost all of 14 skeins. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein for safety due to variations in individual work."
Nicola is all about diagonals. Diagonal latticework covers the front and back. The dramatic garter stitch ribbing rises to a peak at both the front and back centerline of the body and at the cuffs as well. The raglan shoulder shaping bounds the latticework on the diagonal. The front, back, and sleeves are worked flat and then joined. The cables are worked against a stockinette background following a charted pattern. Stitches are picked up and worked in the round for the garter stitch funnel neck collar. Nicola was designed to be only slightly oversized, worn with 3-4" of ease. The finished chest measurements are 32.25 (37, 42.75, 48.5, 54)" with lengths of 21.5 (22.5, 24, 24.75, 26.5)". The sweater can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn tweed rates this Veronik Avery design as skill level 4 of 5 (adventurous intermediate).
Nicola is shown in Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter, a worsted-weight wool and the first yarn designed by Brooklyn Tweed. It is a 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 stockinette for Nicola.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 32" circular needle or single point needles 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
- 32" circular needle or single point needles in US size 6
- for tubular cast on (optional): 32" circular needle in US size 5
- stitch markers
- cable needle
- similar color in sock yarn for seaming (optional)
- T-pins for blocking (optional)
- for tubular cast on (optional): smooth DK or sport weight waste yarn and spare size 4 needle
- tapestry needle
Nicola is shown in Shelter color 33 Tartan. 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.