knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018: Hyacinth Pullover

The lacy, Boho Hyacinth Pullover starts with a provisional cast-on and shoulder-shaping using the German short-row method. The garment is worked from the top down. After the back is knit to the underarm, both sides of the front are worked separately to the base of the neck, after which both sides of the front are joined, and the front is worked to the underarm. The front and back are joined and worked in the round to the lower edge.  Dropped and unraveled stitches are incorporated into the pattern, giving the top a fun and folksy lacy and airy look.

The Schoppel-Wolle Bio Merinos yarn (distributed by Skacel) in this pattern is created with 95% organic Patagonian merino wool, and 5% linen, which gives it some extra strength. The colorways have lightly tinted sections of fiber which, when knit up, gives the fabric a heathered look. With two neutral colorways and a handful of jewel tones, you can give the Hyacinth Pullover a completely look depending on your color of choice. This top really is a conversation piece, if you are looking to talk about your craft with observant folks!

It’s reminiscent of something you’d find at Free People or Anthropologie—it’s feminine, flowy, and somehow both on-trend and simultaneously timeless. The look and aesthetic of knit.wear never disappoints, and this issue is no exception.


hyacinth pullover

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Hanna Maciejewska

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 47¾ (50½, 53¼, 56, 58¾)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 50½”; modeled with 16½” of positive ease.

YARN Schoppel-Wolle Bio Merinos (95% virgin merino wool, 5% linen; 164 yd [150 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #9899 natural, 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) balls. Yarn distributed by Skacel.

NEEDLES Sizes 2½ (3 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm): 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; waste yarn for provisional CO; size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 23 sts and 26 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle; Lace chart (with sts unraveled) = 18½” wide.


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