Pattern of the Week: Prescott Pullover
Don’t you just love autumn? Summer is great and all, but after a while the heat really starts to wear me down and I find myself wishing for the crisp air and bright days of fall. The Fall 2018 issue of Interweave Knits seems perfectly timed to fuel my longing—it’s full of magnificently cabled, cozy projects I want to wear right this minute. And as soon as I saw the issue, my favorite project jumped out at me: the absolutely stunning Prescott Pullover.
This brilliant design by Linda Marveng is everything I want in a sweater! The cables, which emulate the iron- and stonework found on historic university buildings, are gorgeous and give the pullover texture and interest. The fit is very figure flattering but not too tight, and the long sleeves and turtleneck give it just the right cozy feel. And the yarn is a dream! Supersoft and warm, The Fibre. Co Acadia makes this an extra-comfy sweater you’ll want to wear right next to your skin.
The Prescott Pullover is polished enough to wear with a skirt and heels at the office but casual enough to wear over jeans and boots on the weekend. (And it’s so comfy and cozy, you’ll want to wear it every day of the week!) Pair it with a vest, scarf, and hat on chilly days for a look that’s straight out of an Ivy League campus.
DESIGNER Linda Marveng
FINISHED SIZE 34½ (37, 39, 42, 46, 50)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 39″; modeled with 7″ of positive ease.
YARN The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% Merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yd [133 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): mountain ash, 13 (14, 14, 15, 16, 17) skeins.
NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 21 sts and 30 rows = 4″ in k3, p3 rib, slightly stretched; 24 sts and 30 rows = 4″ in St st; 54 sts of Cable chart = 7″ wide.