Eaves

Eaves

Mixed-Gauge Striped Pullover

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Curl up in your favorite chair with a book or some knitting while the rain courses down the windows. This boxy, cropped classic in Loft is all comfort, elevated with a few playful twists. A set of short rows at each shoulders give the stripes an eye-catching pivot, and the ribbed cuffs, hem, and neckband are knit in Shelter for a surprising dash of chunky texture. Eaves is knit in the round from the bottom up to the armholes. The front and back are worked flat and shaped with short rows, then united with a joinery bind off. The set-in sleeve caps are worked flat and sewn in. We opted for a nautical pairing of Snowbound and Old World, but the look of this sweater could vary considerably with your choice of colors. If high-contrast stripes aren’t your style, imagine Eaves in a pair of closely related neutrals or with a gradient of bronze-green stripes.

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 600 (635, 700, 785, 875, 965) yards each of Colors 1 & 2 (C1 & C2)
  • Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):
  • 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins each of C1 & C2

Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 145 (150, 165, 185, 205, 230) yards of Color 3 (C3)
  • Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g):
  • 2 skeins of C3

Photographed in Old World (C1 & C3) & Snowbound (C2)

Gauge
  • 26 stitches & 36 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and C1, after blocking
  • 24 stitches & 34 rounds = 4″ in 1×1 Ribbing with Size B needle(s) and C3, after blocking
Needles

Size A (for a Main Fabric):

  • One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size B (for Tubular Cast On and Ribbing):

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, two sizes larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

*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)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished dimensions
  • 35 (37, 39, 43, 47, 51)” circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: +2–3″
  • Sample shown is size 37″ with +2″ ease on model

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

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES

  • Cast on of choice (for 1×1 ribbed fabric)
  • Jogless Striping Technique
  • Short Rows (Wrap & Turn Method)
  • Joinery Bind Off (3-Needle Bind Off)
  • Wet Blocking

OPTIONAL TECHNIQUES

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular knitting, even number of stitches)
  • 1×1 Tubular Bind Off (Grafting; Kitchener stitch)
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