Architectural and completely modern in shape, this cropped pullover is a compelling knit and an eye-catching addition to any wardrobe. The front, back, and sleeves are simple quadrangles worked flat and seamed to achieve a wide, swingy shape with an open neckline and snugly fitted three-quarter-length sleeves. The interplay of twisted ribs, cables, and traveling stitches yields a fabric that wants to move and fold, and clever placement of each element creates flattering lines on the body.
Ondawa is knit in Shelter and designed to be oversized or even generously oversized; we chose to style it with almost 19” of ease. Since the size of the boatneck is determined by your seaming, you can adjust the way the garment sits on your shoulders after the knitting is complete. Measure your arm circumference at the biceps to determine which size sleeve will give you a slender fit that’s not too restricting.
Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 970 (1040, 1160, 1300, 1440, 1600) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Snowbound
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 22 stitches & 27 rows = 4″ in 1×1 Twisted Rib, after blocking
- 27-stitch panel from Chart A measures 5″ wide, after blocking
- 26-stitch panel from Chart C or E measures 5″ wide, after blocking
- 35-stitch panel from Chart D measures 5¾” wide, after blocking
- 11-stitch panel from Chart B or F measures 2″ wide, after blocking
- For all charts, 27 rows = 4″, after blocking
- One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed
- Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
- 43¼ (47½, 51¾, 56¼, 60½, 65)” circumference at bust
- Sized to fit approximately 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)” bust
- Intended Ease: + 12–16″ (oversized fit) 16–20″ (generously oversized fit)
- Sample shown is size 51¾” with + 18¾” ease on model (shown with generously oversized fit)
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)