Fisherman Rib Raglan Pullover

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Welcome the weekend in a casual top-down pullover worked in fisherman’s rib. Joji always finds a way to put a playful, transformative touch on a classic garment; here a brocade of basketweave cables accents the raglan shoulders. Lorient is worked top down; after a tubular neckband and set of short rows to raise the back of the sweater, circular knitting and a straight torso let you relax into the meditative rhythm of the stitch pattern. Single-rib edge treatments finish Lorient in understated style. This design makes the most of Loft’s woolen spun qualities to create textural contrasts: the dense cables compact the yarn to define the stitches, while the loose fisherman’s rib allows it to bloom into an airy fabric. Choose a size that gives you about 6” of ease for a comfortable, slouchy silhouette — the slim sleeves will keep the look tidy — or opt for a closer fit to let this sweater hug your curves.


  • 1640 (1740, 1840, 2020, 2180, 2400, 2605) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Bale

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

  • 16 stitches & 48 rows = 4″ in Fisherman’s Rib with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 16-stitch panel from Chart A or B measures 2½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Ribbing and Tubular Cast On)

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs, three sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 2½ mm (US 1½)

*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).

Finished dimensions
  • 37 (39, 41, 45, 49, 54, 58)” [94 (99, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 137, 147.5) cm] circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: + 3–4″ [7.5–10 cm]
  • Sample shown is size 39″ [99 cm] with 6″ [15 cm] ease on model

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

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • Backward Loop Cast On
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