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Class Name: Advanced Garments – Rowe by Michele Wang

Contact Yarn Refuge to sign up for this class 775-384-1600.

Class Date: Thursdays–January 11th, January 25th & February 8th

Class Hours: 10:00am-12:00pm

Instructor: Terry King

Class Cost: $35.00 per 2 hr session or $90 for all 3 sessions when paid in advance.

Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced knitter

Class Description: Opulent cables take center stage in this luscious oversized sweater coat. Rowe is worked in pieces, beginning with a deep band of ribbing that gives way to richly cabled panels inspired by Celtic designs. The fronts and back are worked straight to the armholes without shaping; the sleeves are set in and then the cozy neckband and front ribbing is picked up and worked to double length so it can be folded and stitched down inside for extra warmth and structure. Rowe is designed for lots of positive ease, so you can throw it on to dress up a casual outfit or use it in place of a coat when the weather is mild. Choose a neutral hue from the Shelter palette or make it a statement piece in a bold color like Long Johns or Hayloft. 

Material Needed:

  • 1915 (2040, 2275, 2380, 2580, 2735) yards of worsted weight wool yarn Pattern was designed with 14 (15, 17, 17, 19, 20) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)

  • Needles

    Size A (for Main Fabric): One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

    Size B (for Ribbing): One 47” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A Suggested Size: 4ó mm (US 7)

    Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only): One 32” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

  • Stitch markers

  • Tapestry or Darning needle

Pattern: Rowe by Michele Want available on Ravelry and in BT Fall 14

What skills you should have: Intermediate to Advanced knitting skills

What skills you will learn: Cabling, advanced swatching, practice cabling from charts and seaming.


  • Purchase all materials and have yarn wound if needed.
  • Swatch for gauge and launder as you will your finished garment and block. You must work a swatch for each of the needle/stitch pattern combinations listed in the pattern and on the Ravelry page.