Textured Shell Pullover

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Simple comfort elevated by carefully chosen details will make this poncho vest a practical favorite. With a split hem and a cartridge rib collar wide enough to wear comfortably over button-downs, Kirwin is gently flattering and easy to style. The fabric is textured with a diagonal seeded pattern that changes direction on the bias.  The stitch motif is charted and the pieces are knit flat, with the neckband picked up and worked in the round after assembly. An exposed seam highlights the gracefully sloped short-row shoulders, and I-cord edges create a neat, minimalist finish. Knit Kirwin in a classic neutral to go with everything you own or choose a pop of your signature color.


  • 1080 (1250, 1540, 1740) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 8 (9, 12, 13) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Long Johns

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

  • 17 stitches & 29 rows = 4″ in pattern from Right Diagonal or Left Diagonal Chart with Size A needle, after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 32″ circular needle and one spare needle (any style) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Collar)

  • One 16″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Finished dimensions
  • 52½ (56½, 64, 68)”  [133.5 (143.5, 162.5, 172.5) cm] circumference at bust
  • Sized to fit approximately 30–34 (36–40, 42–46, 48–52)” [76–86.5 (91.5–101.5, 106.5–117, 122–132) cm] bust
  • Intended Ease: + 16–22″ [40.5–56 cm]
  • Sample shown is size 52½” [133.5 cm] with 20½” [52 cm] ease on model

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

  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • Modified Exposed Joinery Bind Off
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s method)
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