Joji Locatelli returns to Wool People—her Seacoast pullover was a popular favorite from Volume 7—with an easy top-down sweater dress featuring graphic wide stripes.
Mimic begins with shoulder shaping and is worked flat to the underarms, then circularly to the single-ribbed hem. Customize the length by trying the garment on as you go; you can crop it at any point to suit your own style. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the dropped shoulders, shaped with short rows, and worked circularly to the ribbed cuffs.
Sizing is intentionally generous as there is no shaping in the torso; choose a size that gives you ample ease so the dress won’t cling at the hips. Our version is high contrast—Fossil and Cast Iron—but the possibilities for playing with different values and favorite hues of Loft are nearly endless.
Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 925 (985, 1035, 1095, 1170, 1275, 1395, 1525) yards Color 1 (C1)
- 740 (785, 825, 875, 930, 1025, 1125, 1230) yards Color 2 (C2)
- 20 stitches & 40 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 24 stitches & 42 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size B needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric):
- One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed for body
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Size B (for Sleeves and Ribbing):
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed for sleeves
- Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)
*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).
- 44 (46½, 48, 50½, 52, 56, 60, 64)” circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 12–14″
- Sample shown is size 46½” with +12½” ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
- Backward Loop Cast On