knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Calderwood Pullover
The Calderwood Pullover from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018 unites almost everything I love to knit in one tidy package. I’m both short and short-waisted, so I need to try things on and adjust as I go. I’m also lazy, and I avoid sewing as much as I can. The top-down, seamless construction is a dream come true.
Don’t be fooled, though. For all its simplicity, this is one knitterly garment. Saddle shoulders create an extended cable design down each arm, and short rows make the V-neck sit perfectly at the back. A tubular bind-off at the cuffs and hem is one of those subtle touches that are the hallmark of great finishing.
The front cable is an elegant detail, and lord knows I need some elegance in my life. Resembling filigree more than the hearty cables we associate with winter, it’s refined and striking at the same time. The alpaca-blend sportweight yarn has a silky feel, brought home by the reverse-stockinette fabric. We don’t often think about this, but wearing stockinette against the skin rather than facing outward really brings home the softness of a yarn. Even alpaca-scoffers will be amazed at how marvelous this feels when worn.
The Fall/Winter 2018 issue of knit.wear has a ton of beautiful patterns, but the Calderwood Pullover is the kind of garment you will reach for again and again. Why not add it to your fall knitting queue today?
DESIGNER Irina Anikeeva
FINISHED SIZE 36 (39, 41¾, 44¾, 49, 52)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 39″; modeled with 5″ of positive ease.
YARN Imperial Yarn Denali (50% American alpaca, 50% American merino; 190 yd [174 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #330 mocha, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins.
NEEDLES Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; waste yarn for provisional CO; cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 22 sts and 31 rows = 4″ in rev St st on larger needle.