Knitting Traditions 2018: Traveler’s Sweater

Let’s be clear, mullets are a hairstyle that should never, ever return, but a mullet sweater is where it’s at. The Traveler’s Sweater by Donna Estin from Knitting Traditions 2018 is all business in the front but features a cabled party in the back! And who doesn’t love a cable party? Probably someone who should check out Interweave Knits Fall 2018…

This menswear-inspired pullover is knit with Rowan Hemp Tweed, a luxurious wooly-hemp blend with beautiful tweedy-flecks that really pop in the texture section of this sweater, and add dimension to the cabled panel.

The ribbed side panels keep this professional-looking pullover comfortable and the bronze buttons add a little bit of flash. It pairs well with a mid-length or longer skirt but I think it would look best with a pair of jeans and tall boots!

The Traveler’s Sweater is perfect for fall and winter months and it will take you from the office to an evening trip around an apple orchard with a relaxing hayride (I can almost taste the warm, hopefully spiked, apple cider)! Just remember to bring a fun vest or cozy scarf to throw on once the sun goes down.


Pattern Details

DESIGNER Donna Estin

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 33 (37, 41, 45, 49)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 37″; modeled with 4½” of positive ease.

YARN Rowan Hemp Tweed (75% wool, 25% true hemp; 104 yd [95 m]/1¾ oz [50g]): #SH134 treacle, 10 (11, 12, 14, 16) balls. Yarn distributed by Sirdar USA.

NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight and 16″ circular (cir). Size 9 (5.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle; spare cir needle in same size as or smaller than working cir needle; tapestry needle; four 5/8″ buttons.

GAUGE 19 sts and 27 rows = 4″ in St st on smaller needles; 20 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in Garter Slip st on larger needles; one 56-st cable panel = 9½” wide on larger needles.


Want to see more beautiful autumnal projects? Check out the rest of Knitting Traditions 2018!

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