Townes

Townes

Colorwork Pullover

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Color inversion sets this elegant pullover apart. A five-color Loft gradient graces the lower torso and sleeves, with a snowfall of stranded colorwork blending the transitions. The yoke is a modified raglan with novel repositioning of the decreases to form plumes of flowing stitches. Gentle A-line shaping and a ribbed neckband wide enough to allow layering make this piece easy to wear and love. Consider a soothing run of greens, blues, or greys as alternative palettes.

YARDAGE

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 335 (360, 400, 430, 475, 510) yards Color 1 (C1)
  • 180 (195, 210, 225, 240, 255) yards Color 2 (C2)
  • 185 (200, 215, 235, 250, 270) yards Color 3 (C3)
  • 225 (245, 265, 290, 310, 330) yards Color 4 (C4)
  • 755 (855, 930, 1030, 1160, 1255) yards Color 5 (C5)

YARN

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

  • 2 skeins of Color 1 (C1)
  • 1 skein of Color 2 (C2)
  • 1 skein of Color 3 (C3)
  • 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) of Color 4 (C4)
  • 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Color 5 (C5)
  • Photographed in colors Fossil (C1), Woodsmoke (C2), Stormcloud (C3), Truffle Hunt (C4), and Pumpernickel (C5)

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

Gauge
  • 25 stitches & 34 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch or chart pattern, after blocking
  • Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge
Needles

Size A (for Single-Color Rounds of Main Fabric)

  • One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Two-Color Rounds of Main Fabric)

  • One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, one size larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
  • 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 this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A. Please read about Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting (see Special Techniques).

Size C (for Ribbing and Collar)

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size D (for Collar and optional Tubular Cast On)

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size C
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size E (for Collar)

  • One 16″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size D
  • Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)
  • 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
  • 35¼ (39, 43, 46¾, 50½, 54½)” [89.5 (99, 109, 118.5, 128.5, 138.5) cm] circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: + 4–6″ [10–15cm]
  • Sample shown is size 39″ [99 cm] with 5″ [12.5 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)
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
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