knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Compass Points Pullover
Keeping up with my knitting plans never seems to work. I see a sweater I love and decide I need to start on it right now. I queue it in Ravelry, buy the yarn, print the pattern, and cast on. Then something happens (my gauge swatch lied, the new knit.wear Fall 2018 issue comes out, a million rows of stockinette stitch are boring, etc), and I set the project aside for a spell. A spell that sometimes lasts for years. I’ve discovered the secret to making sweaters rather than UFOs is to choose a project that will be finished before I a) screw something up, b) get distracted by something else, or c) get bored with it.
If you’re like me and also have a short knitting attention span, the Compass Points Pullover is the sweater for you. It’s knit from the top down, so you can try it on as you go; no discovering that you’re made the wrong size after you’ve finished knitting the entire body. It’s made in a super bulky merino yarn on size 11 needles, so it will come together quickly; you can finish it before you get sidetracked by newer, shinier projects. The gorgeous staghorn cable that runs up the body and sleeves is interesting enough to keep you engaged, but not so hard that you’ll just give up. This sweater will be done before you know it.
Start the Compass Points Pullover now, and finish it before the next issue comes out!
DESIGNER Kephren Pritchett
FINISHED SIZE 37½ (40½, 43½, 46¼, 49¼, 52¼)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 37½”; modeled with 4″ of positive ease.
YARN Cascade Yarns Boliviana Bulky (100% merino wool; 175 yd [160 m]/7 oz [200 g]): #03 blue coral, 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) hanks.
NEEDLES Sizes 10¾ (7 mm) and 11 (8 mm): 24″ and 32″ circulars (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 11 sts and 16 rnds = 4″ in rev St st on larger needle; 16-st cable panel = 4¼” wide on larger needle.