Interweave Knits Fall 2018: Great Island Pullover
I’ve never been to Cape Cod, but when I picture it in my mind, it’s full of striped shirts and loafers and clam bakes and sailboats. And cabled sweaters, of course, to keep the sea breezes at bay! If you’re planning a trip to the Cape, or you just want to bring some of that preppy New England style into your fall wardrobe, you’ll want to cast on for the Great Island Pullover.
This cozy, luxurious sweater from designer Sloane Rosenthal has sharp tailoring, thoughtful cable placement, and a traditional vibe, but the deep V-neck keeps it modern and fashion forward. The front features four lovely cables that add interest but don’t overwhelm; the back is fully cabled for a striking, eye-catching effect. Worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed, this piece is a fun and rewarding knit.
When you’re choosing a yarn for this project, be sure to select one that will provide good stitch definition to show off the cables. I love the Woolfolk Tov we used in the sample—it’s fabulously soft and makes the cables really pop. The white creates a classic New England look, but Tov comes in a range of soft and autumnal hues, so you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you.
DESIGNER Sloane Rosenthal
FINISHED SIZE 34 (38½, 42¾, 46½, 51)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38½”; modeled with 6″ of positive ease.
YARN Woolfolk Tov (100% Merino wool; 173 yd [158 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #T00 raw, 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) skeins.
NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm): 24″ circular (cir). Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 32″ cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 18 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in St st on largest needles; 34 sts of Cable chart = 5½” wide.