knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Cosseted Pullover

Cosseted Pullover

I’ve always thought of “cosseted” things in a somewhat negative light—a cosseted dog lives a cushy life of fancy food served in crystal dishes; a cosseted person is a pampered little prince who never has to lift a finger. The delicious Cosseted Pullover from knit.wear Fall 2018 is making me change my tune, though!

This ultra-comfy, ultra-cozy sweater is the perfect way to pamper yourself this winter. Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, a 100% superwash merino wool, is incredibly soft and perfect for wearing next to the skin (although you could easily wear a long-sleeve shirt under this pullover on those extra-cold days). It’s a tonal yarn that’s primarily “greige,” but it has lovely hints of soft green and pink throughout that add visual interest to this basic but beautiful sweater.

Worked from the bottom up with an oversized cowl neck, graded slip-stitch ribbing, and raglan-yoke shaping, this sweater is as fun to knit as it is to wear. And if you’re not a turtleneck person (I feel you on that), don’t worry—the cowl neck’s relatively loose fit means you can wear it as close to or as far away from your neck as you’d like.

If you need some pampering this winter, cast on for the Cosseted Pullover! Between the luxurious yarn, the flattering fit, and the thoughtful design details, you’ll feel like you’ve landed in the lap of luxury.

Cosseted Pullover
All Images by Harper Point Photography

Pattern Details


DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 31 (33, 35, 37, 39, 43, 47, 51)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 33″; modeled with 1″ of negative ease.

YARN Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (100% superwash merino wool; 225 yd [206 m]/4 oz [113 g]): #9ns pewter, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 10, 10) skeins.

NEEDLES Size 8 (5 mm): 24″ and 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 20 sts and 25 rnds = 4″ in St st.

Spoil Yourself with the Cosseted Pullover

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