Brooklyn Tweed Truss Cardigan - Project Notes

Alex Collins wearing Brooklyn Tweed Truss cardigan by Melissa Wehrle
Truss Cardigan knitting project
Alex Collins wearing the Brooklyn Tweed Truss cardigan in The Fibre Co. Canopy Worsted

Alex Collins wearing the Brooklyn Tweed Truss cardigan in The Fibre Co. Canopy Worsted

Alex Collins wearing the Brooklyn Tweed Truss Cardigan

I really like the fit of the Truss cardigan by Melissa Wehrle for Brooklyn Tweed. I’m wearing mine with 6” of positive ease and turned back cuffs which makes it a really cosy cardigan for lounging.

I was pleased that I got gauge with The Fibre Co. Canopy worsted as the 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino, 20% Rayon from Bamboo blend gives the cardigan a really luxurious feel.

It has a similar look to the Truss cardigan knitted by Clare Manipon-Mountain which inspired me to cast on the pattern. She used Berroco Ultra Alpaca which might be a good alternative to consider as the yarn I used has been discontinued.

Modifications

I followed the pattern as written except for the sleeves. I joined the shoulders and then picked up stitches around the armholes so I could knit them from the top down. I used the same stitch counts given in the sleeve instructions just in reverse doing SSK and K2tog decreases instead of increases

Truss Cardigan

Pattern: Truss by Melissa Wehrle for Brooklyn Tweed

Yarn: The Fibre Co. Canopy Worsted in Lemur (discontinued)

Needles: HiyaHiya Interchangables. A - 4.5mm, B - 4mm, C - 3.5mm

Buttons: TGB3825 buttons from Textile Garden

Project Bag: Alex Collins Sweater Sack

As seen on my knitting and sewing YouTube channel - Episode 13