Welted Pullover

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Prime is a textural riff on our favorite boxy pullovers. Welts on the lower torso are halved by a narrow vertical element, while the yoke is in clean stockinette fabric. Exaggerated drop shoulders and just a hint of A-line shaping through the torso finesse the roomy fit, and the light warmth of Loft makes this an easy piece to incorporate into your wardrobe. Double-deep single ribbing on the hem and bracelet-length cuffs further heightens the geometry, and transitions in fabric are subtly marked by a lateral braid. All pieces are knit flat and seamed, with the neckband worked in the round after assembly.


  • 1705 (1890, 2155, 2385, 2690, 2935) total yards of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50 grams) 
  • Photographed in color Woodsmoke
  • 24 stitches & 40 rows = 4” in Welt Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking 
  • 24 stitches & 34 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric) 

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed 
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Ribbing) 

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle and one 16” circular needle*, two sizes smaller than Size A 
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only) 

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24” circular needle*, one size smaller than Size B 
  • Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)

*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 variances in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished dimensions
  • 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” [91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm] circumference at bust 
  • Intended Ease: + 6–8” [15–20.5cm] 
  • Sample shown is size 40” [101.5 cm] with 6” [15 cm] ease on model

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

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Flat Knitting; Odd number of stitches) 
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method 
  • Sloped Bind Off 
  • 1×1 Tubular Bind Off 
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
Michele Wang
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