The always-innovative Olga Buraya-Kefelian brings us a modern pullover in Shelter, pairing a high-relief fabric with bold construction for a futuristic look. Slender welts accentuate the scoop of the hem, which is shaped with short rows to produce a silhouette Audrey Hepburn would have coveted, and the perfect ring collar completes the effect.
Koto’s body and sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm, then worked flat with simultaneous shoulder shaping on the front and back. The short rows use the Shadow Wrap method, which is fully explained in the pattern. The collar is worked from stitches picked up after seaming and faced with stockinette fabric for added structure. Tiny facings at the hem and cuffs make for a beautiful, minimalist finish that doesn’t interrupt the lines of the sweater.
Pale colors—we used Snowbound—will amplify the corrugated texture of Koto, while dark shades will diminish the effect.
1235 (1290, 1340, 1395, 1490, 1600) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 18 stitches & 32 rounds = 4″ in Articulated Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric):
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B (for Facings):
- One each 16″ 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 (i.e., Sleeves).
- 42¼ (44, 46¼, 48, 52, 56)” circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 8–10″
- Sample shown is 42¼” with 8¼” ease
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Crochet Provisional Cast On
- Short Rows: Shadow Wrap Method
- Joinery Bind Off