Split Hem Pullover

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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


  • 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in colors Almanac and Tent
  • 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).

Finished dimensions
  • 32¼ (36, 40, 43¾, 47½, 51¼)” circumference at chest
  • Intended Ease: + 2–4″
  • Sample shown in Almanac is size 36″ with 1″ ease on model
  • Sample shown in Tent is size 36″ with 4″ ease on model

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

  • Rib Cabled Cast On
  • Sloped Bind Off
Norah Gaughan
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