Colorwork Pullover

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Woods wear meets modern style in a rugged pullover with thoughtful details. Shelter marls add a frostbitten effect to a simple stranded motif that conjures mountain ranges through falling snow. Sinuous raglan shaping provides a tailored fit at the shoulders while a steeked neckline allows the colorwork to continue in the round. With features like a self-faced shawl collar that envelopes the cut edges for a perfectly secure finish, Peaks is a treat for the advanced knitter.


  • 8 (9, 10, 10, 12, 12) skeins of Color 1 (C1) and 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Color 2 (C2) of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in colors Narwhal (C1) Newsprint (C2) and Caribou (C1) Fossil (C2)


  • 1090 (1160, 1320, 1395, 1555, 1620) yards C1 and 385 (415, 480, 510, 580, 605) yards C2 of worsted weight wool yarn

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

  • 19 stitches & 28 rounds = 4″ in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 19 stitches & 23 rounds = 4″ in pattern from Peaks Chart with Size A/Size B needle, after blocking

Note: Correct length of the garment is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge.


Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette Stitch and Single-Color Rounds of Chart Pattern)

  • One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Two-Color Rounds of Chart Pattern)

  • One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Due to significant variance among knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched and wet-blocked prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not Size B should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A. We recommend trying Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting.

Size C (for Ribbing)

  • One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, three sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size D (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size C
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

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.

*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
  • 40½ (43, 48, 50½, 55½, 58)” [103 (109, 122, 128.5, 141, 147.5) cm] circumference at chest
  • Intended Ease: + 3–5″ [7.5–12.5 cm]
  • Sample shown is size 43″ [109 cm] with 7″ [18 cm] ease on model

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

  • Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting
  • Color Dominance
  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
  • Rib Cabled Cast On
  • Backward Loop Cast On
  • Steeking
  • Securing a Steek: Crochet Method
  • Securing a Steek: Sewn Method (Machine or Hand)
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
  • Joinery Bind Off
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