This playful, feminine pullover in Shelter features an airy, flared skirt that visually narrows the hips. Traditional lace motifs leaven the classic gansey texture of cables and moss stitch. The body is worked in the round to the underarms; the upper front and back are knit flat. Exaggerated drop shoulders create an embellishment at the upper arm, and since the sleeves are worked downward, the braided cable appears to flow down to the cuff instead of climbing. Short-row gussets with fashioned decreases shape the upper shoulders and neckline.
- 1095 (1205, 1350, 1470, 1640, 1765) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Bale
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 18 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 14-stitch panel from Chart A or Chart D measures 2″ wide
- 7-stitch panel from Chart B measures 1½” wide
- 9-stitch panel from Chart C measures 1½” wide
Note: All chart measurements given are with Size A needle(s), after blocking.
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: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B (for Edgings and Shoulder Gussets)
- One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
*32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).
- 34 (37½, 41, 44½, 48, 51¾)” [86.5 (95.5, 104, 113, 122, 131.5) cm] circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 4″ [10 cm]
- Sample shown is size 37½” [95.5 cm] with 5½” [14 cm] ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Joinery Bind Off (Three Needle Bind Off)
- Stem Stitch Bind Off