Tapered Colorblock Pullover

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The feminine textured shell is radically reimagined with color-blocked inserts for a slimming and strikingly modern couture look. Designer Michele Wang writes, “While taking a patternmaking class, I became interested in the idea of princess seams in knits. Princess seams can end up at the shoulder or curve into the armhole. Because knits can sometimes be bulky at the seams, I moved the princess seam over toward the sides a bit and made the curve into the armhole less exaggerated for a more subtle effect.” Professional details ensure this polished piece will hold a special place in your wardrobe.



Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 695 (760, 825, 870, 930, 975) yards Color 1 (C1)
  • 195 (225, 280, 320, 370, 410) yards Color 2 (C2)


Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g):

  • 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins C1 and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins C2
  • Photographed in colors Fossil (C1) and Cast Iron (C2)

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 19 stitches & 29 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch or Texture Pattern from chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* and a 16″ circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle*, one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

Note: You will need two circular needles in Size B (or one size smaller or larger), to divide the stitches for the tubular bind off on the collar.

Finished dimensions
  • 34½ (38, 41¼, 44¾, 48, 51¼)” circumference at bust (seamed)
  • Intended Ease: + 4–5″
  • Sample shown is size 38” with + 4″ ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern


  • Cast on of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
  • Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)


  • Tubular Cast On (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
  • Tubular bind off
Michele Wang
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