Oshima (For Him)

Oshima (For Him)

Brioche Yoked Pullover

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For dreamers and designers, a pullover that’s equal parts strong and sensitive.
This masculine version of Jared’s popular Oshima pattern (designed for women in our BT Fall 13 collection) uses double-stranded Loft to create a cozy brioche yoke. Decreases for the arm holes and neck opening are set in from the edges to form echoing curves like rake lines in a zen garden. The sweater is knit in the round from hem and cuffs to underarm, then the yoke and sleeve caps are worked flat. The fronts extend over shoulders to seam to back, adding architectural interest to the rear view as well. Fine details like fashioned decreases and tubular edges bespeak lasting quality.


  • 2320 (2530, 2825, 3040, 3400, 3665) yards of fingering weight wool yarn (held double throughout)


  • 16 stitches & 24 rows/rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and yarn held double, after blocking
  • 14 stitches & 44 rows/rounds = 4″ in Brioche Stitch with Size B needle(s) and yarn held double, after blocking

Note that for Brioche Stitch, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows: when you count these it will appear that 22 rows = 4″


Size A (for Stockinette Stitch Fabric):

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles, and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain stockinette stitch gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Brioche Stitch Fabric):

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain Brioche Stitch gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Size C (for Ribbing):

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles, and one set of DPNs*, three sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size D (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles, and one set of DPNs*, four sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs and/or 16″ circular needle if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves).

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
  • 40 (43½, 48, 51½, 56, 59½)” circumference at chest
  • Intended Ease: + 4–5″
  • Sample shown is size 43½” with + 4½” ease on models

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

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On
  • Garter Stitch Selvedge
  • 1×1 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
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