Striped Dolman Pullover

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If you’re already dreaming of spring, cast on a breezy modern pullover in stripes of Loft that recall the greening of furrowed fields. Stratum’s bateau neck and 3/4-length dolman sleeves balance a dramatically flared skirt. Shifts from stockinette to garter stitch create sleeve shaping as well as a subtle triangular motif rising from the cuff to echo the lines of the body. The knitting is seamless plain sailing that honors simple stitches, with the stockinette body worked circularly from a garter hem and stitches cast on provisionally for the sleeves so that the garter stitch elements can be worked flat and united with a joinery bind-off from cuff to shoulder. Thoughtful details like a faux seam of purl stitches conceal the color jog between stripes and make Stratum a delight to knit as well as to wear. We’ve chosen an earthbound colorway of Truffle Hunt and Foothills, but a sharp blue and gray or red and white pairing would heighten the nautical effect of a design inspired by classic sailor sweaters.


Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 820 (865, 915, 965, 1015, 1145, 1250, 1335) yards Color 1 (C1)
  • 485 (515, 540, 570, 600, 680, 740, 790) yards Color 2 (C2)


Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):

  • 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins C1 and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins C2
  • Photographed in colors Truffle Hunt (C1) and Foothills (C2)
  • 24 stitches & 36 rows = 4″ stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 24 stitches & 48 rows = 4″ in garter stitch with Size A needle, after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One each 16″*, 32″, and 47″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Hem):

  • One 47″ circular needle one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

*32″ or 47″ circular needle can be used instead of 16″ circular needle if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Neck Edging)

Finished dimensions
  • 33¼ (35¼, 37¼, 39¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼, 53¼)” circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: +1-6″
  • Sample shown is size 35¼” with +2¼” ease on model

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

  • Provisional Cast On (crocheted directly onto knitting needle)
  • Joinery Bind Off (3-Needle Bind Off)
  • Wet-Blocking
Karolina Eckerdal
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Karolina Eckerdal