knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Ripple Pullover

Catrina Frost’s Ripple Pullover is one of my favorites from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018. It features delicate ripple stitches so perfectly staggered that they create rotating diagonal movement around and across the sweater.

I’m excited to make this sweater for several reasons. First, I love the subtle hint of texture achieved by the ripple stitch. I’ve never worked this stitch before, and I’m very excited to give it a try. Second, this pullover features a crochet edging. Since I feel far more comfortable holding a hook than a needle, I’m excited to include something with which I’m a little familiar in a project filled with new and energizing techniques. And finally, I just can’t get enough of the V-neck silhouette this season. I’m on the hunt for the perfect V-neck sweater, and I constantly wonder how I can alter patterns to include more V-necks. This one is perfect.

The Willow and Lark Ramble yarn, which comes in 30 colors, is made from a lusciously soft merino wool. I can’t wait to order the yarn, but what color will I choose? I love the palette of this entire issue and struggle to decide whether I prefer the sweet, soft pink of this sweater or the bold autumn colors from the Fair Isle story. Decisions, decisions!

Are you excited to try your hand at the ripple stitch in the Ripple Pullover?

Ripple Pullover

All Images by Harper Point Photography

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Catrina Frost

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 35¾ (40½, 43½, 48, 51¾, 55½)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 35¾”; modeled with ¾” of positive ease.

YARN Willow & Lark Ramble (100% wool, 136 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #129 wisteria, 9 (10, 11, 12, 14, 15) balls. Yarn distributed by LoveKnitting.

NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Marker (m); stitch holders; size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 21 sts and 26 rnds = 4″ in charted patt.

Start the ripple . . .

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