A distinctive brioche hem is split and lapped at the front of this A-line pullover for effortless layering. Suspender stripes of textured stitches and three-quarter-length sleeves balance the silhouette for a flattering effect. After the front and back hems are knit separately, the stitches are joined to work in the round to the underarms. The yoke and set-in sleeve caps are worked flat and then seamed, and the simple ribbed neckband is worked on stitches picked up after assembly. Knit Breaker in a cheerful bright hue like Long Johns to give your wardrobe a lift or choose a warm neutral like Nest for a mellow garment that will go with everything.
- 880 (975, 1115, 1215, 1370, 1475) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 17 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 15 stitches & 40 rows = 4″ in Brioche Stitch with Size B needle(s), after blocking
- 7 stitches of decorative panel on body = 1½” wide
Note that for Brioche Stitch, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows; when you count these it will appear that 20 rows = 4″.
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size B (for Ribbing)
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles*, one size smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves).
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Rib Cabled Cast On
- Sloped Bind Off