knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Aslant Pullover
When I was a new knitter back in high school, I remember when I learned how to make stockinette stitch. It blew my mind. I started noticing how it looked just like the fabric of sweaters I’d see in stores. For a long time I preferred to knit things with a stockinette stitch foundation over garter stitch, because of the smoothness and uniformity of the look. However, garter stitch has been making a real comeback in recent years, including in my own knitting preferences. That’s why I love the Aslant Pullover by Lana Jois from the newest issue of knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018.
The Aslant Pullover is a classic garter-stitch pullover that features meandering cables in the front, back, and sleeves. This pullover is worked back and forth in pieces and seamed. The front hem is worked in three pieces, which are then joined and the front is worked in one piece.
I love the way the cables pop against the garter stitch, giving this sweater an entirely different look than had it been on a stockinette stitch base. This sweater also features an unusual split hem—it’s not right on the side but a little bit in front, alongside the cables. These features give the classic sweater a refreshingly modern look.
DESIGNER Lana Jois
FINISHED SIZE 33½ (37½, 41½, 45, 49)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 37½”; modeled with 2½” of positive ease.
YARN Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (60% merino wool, 20% highland wool, 20% mohair; 185 yd [169 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #105 snow white 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) skeins.
NEEDLES Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): straight. Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 20 sts and 36 rows = 4″ in garter st on larger needles; 12-st cable = 1½” wide on larger needles.