Modern Colorblock Pullover

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Color blocking achieves stylish new heights in this sporty pullover. The front and back are worked flat in intarsia, with increases and decreases on either side of the color change to achieve a faux-raglan effect. Saddle-shoulder sleeves are knit flat in a third color of Loft. The subtlest of A-line shapes gives League a neat fit that still allows layering over collared shirts. We chose soothing neutrals — Stormcloud, Sweatshirt, and Soot — for our sample, but adding a pop of bright color would amplify this garment’s playful side. Tallow, Camper, and Barn Owl, perhaps?


  • Fingering weight wool yarn in the following amounts:
  • 730 (820, 950, 1070, 1210, 1335) yards Color 1 (C1)
  • 55 (70, 95, 100, 120, 120) yards Color 2 (C2)
  • 525 (585, 630, 705, 755, 820) yards Color 3 (C3)


  • 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins C1; 1 skein C2; and 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins C3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in colors Stormcloud (C1), Sweatshirt (C2), and Soot (C3)
  • 23 stitches & 38 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size B (for Edgings)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* and one 16″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 32″ circular needle one size smaller than Size B

Suggested Size: 2½ mm (US 1½)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used

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. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished dimensions
  • 32 (36¼, 40¼, 44½, 48¾, 52¾)” circumference at chest
  • Intended Ease: + 3–4″
  • Sample shown is size 36¼” with 4¼” ease on model

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

  • 2×2 Tubular Cast On (Flat knitting; multiple of 4 stitches + 2)
  • Intarsia Method
  • Sloped Bind Off
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