This easy and distinctive pullover in Shelter will become a weekend favorite. Tiered geometric forms course around the shoulders, balancing the loose shape of the lower body and sleeves, and a mock turtleneck adds pleasing proportion above the motif as well as protection from the autumn chill. Our model is wearing Zenith with an oversized fit (with just over ten inches of ease), but you might opt for a standard fit with four or five inches of ease if you prefer.
Knit seamlessly upward from a tubular hem and cuffs, this pullover is plain sailing up to the circular yoke. Purl stitches and cables combine to form a gracefully graduated honeycomb about the shoulders, with yoke decreases integrated into the charted motif. The neck is shaped with short rows for a comfortable fit.
Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 1020 (1100, 1225, 1330, 1460, 1570) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Stormcloud
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 18 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- One 20-stitch motif from Yoke Chart measures 3″ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric):
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B (for Ribbing):
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, one size smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On & Bind Off only):
- One 32″ circular needle and needle(s) in preferred style for small-circumference circular knitting, one size smaller than Size B
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
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. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
- 36½ (40, 43½, 47, 50¾, 54¼)” circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 4–5″ (standard fit) or + 9–10″ (loose fit)
- Sample shown is size 43½” with +10½” ease on model (shown with loose fit)
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- Cast on of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
- Bind Off of choice
- Short Rows (Wrap and Turn Method)
- Blocking (Suggested method: Wet-Blocking)
- Tubular Cast On – circular knitting (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)
- 2 x 2 Tubular Bind Off
- Grafting (Kitchener Stitch)