knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Pepper & Snow Pullover

Are you a traditionalist, or do your tastes skew more modern? Personally, I embrace both: I love traditional designs, but I also like the look of modern pieces. That’s why I love the Modern Fair Isle story in knit.wear Fall 2018—it puts a modern spin on classic styles! All the projects in the story are stunning, but my personal favorite is the Pepper & Snow Pullover by Cheryl Toy. This lovely pullover combines traditional Fair Isle concepts with a clean, modern motif for a design that’s truly one of a kind.

The Pepper & Snow Pullover features a striking geometric pattern that’s both understated and eye-catching. The charted colorwork section is worked using the stranded method; the pullover itself is worked from the top down with a circular yoke. The hem and back neck, which both feature white and gray stripes, are shaped with short-rows. This sweater also has subtle high-low hem that makes it great for wearing over leggings or skinny jeans.

Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Sport, a 100% wool yarn, is incredibly warm and soft provides good stitch definition that makes the lovely geometric motif really pop. If you need a new sweater in your life (who doesn’t?), cast on for the ultra-cozy Pepper & Snow Pullover—it’s sure to become your go-to winter piece!

Pepper and Snow Pullover

All Images by Harper Point Photography

Pattern Details


DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38″; modeled with 4½” of positive ease.

YARN Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Sport (100% wool; 184 yd [168 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #601S pepper (MC), 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 14) balls; #N03S grey heather (CC1) and #740S snow (CC2), 1 ball each.

NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 24 sts and 38 rnds = 4″ in St st.

Get Ready for Winter with the Pepper & Snow Pullover

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