Truly an ornamental masterpiece is the Nicola Pullover, whose most striking feature is densely cabled latticework on a background of stockinette. Its balancing counterpoint is a garter rib hem that continues upward to form a point at the waist — an architectural effect that is mirrored at the cuffs and plays nicely with characteristically diagonal raglan shaping at the shoulders. Tubular treatments at the hems and full-fashioned double decreases at the raglan edges of the sleeves add a professional and well-considered touch. All these elements are then brought together by a dramatic garter rib funnel neck to create a timeless statement piece.
This garment is worked flat, in pieces, from the bottom up, then sewn together. The Sloped Bind Off is used (optionally) to shape the front neck and top sleeve edges. The collar is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly. The cabled motif is worked from charts only.
- 10 (11, 13, 14, 16) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
- Photographed in color Tartan
- Note: 4th size uses almost all of 14 skeins. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein for safety due to variations in individual work.
- 1275 (1495, 1740, 1960, 2205) total yards of worsted weight wool yarn
Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.
- 20 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 28¼ stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in Lattice Cable Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 23 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in Garter Ribbing with Size B needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One pair of straight needles or one 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain stockinette stitch and cable pattern gauges listed
- Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)
Size B (for Garter Ribbing)
- One pair of straight needles or one 32″ circular needle* and one 16″ circular needle in size needed to obtain Garter Ribbing gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
- One 32″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
- Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)
*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.
- 31¼ (37, 42¾, 48½, 54)” [79.5 (94, 108.5, 123, 137.5) cm] bust circumference
- Intended Ease: +3–4″ [7.5–10 cm]
- Sample shown is size 42¾” [108.5 cm] with 10¾” [27.25 cm] ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- 2×2 Tubular Cast On
- Sloped Bind Off
- 2×2 Tubular Bind Off
- Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)