Pattern of the Week: Mount Moosilauke Pullover
Sometimes a piece of clothing jumps out at me and I think, “I have to have that NOW.” Fortunately for my bank balance that doesn’t happen too often, but when the feeling strikes, it strikes hard. And I’ve found that if I don’t buy the object of my heart’s desire, I regret it, sometimes even years later (I’m still thinking of you, blue wool overcoat). I experience the same feeling with patterns—especially for knit sweaters—as I do with ready-to-wear items: I fall hard for a design, and I can’t rest until I have it on my needles.
One of my recent must-make items is the Mount Moosilauke Pullover from Wool Studio 101. This simple sweater captured my heart the first time I saw it, and I’ve been itching to make it ever since. Luckily, it’s a fairly simple pattern that even a beginner like me can handle. Made in a bulky-weight yarn, it’s a quick knit, so you can cast on for it now and still have plenty of time to wear it before summer begins. It’s worked back and forth in separate pieces to the underarm, which keeps it a manageable size (and makes it easy to take on the go).
Easy and fast knitting are all well and good, but the two things I really love about this sweater are the speckled yarn and the boatneck. The Lorna’s Laces speckled yarn is playful and provides a youthful vibe, and the variety of colors in the speckles means this pullover pairs well with anything, from your favorite jeans to a patterned dress. The boatneck—my absolute favorite neckline—is super flattering and adds a special touch to an otherwise simple silhouette.
I can’t get this lovely knit sweater out of my mind, and I’m so looking forward to casting on! It’s definitely going to become a staple in my wardrobe, and I think it will be in yours, too.
DESIGNER Katy Ryan
FINISHED SIZE 34 (37½, 42, 46, 50½, 55½, 59½)” circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 37½”; modeled with 4½” of positive ease.
YARN Lorna’s Laces Cloudgate (90% superwash merino wool, 10% nylon; 120 yd [110 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]): Calgary, 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins.
GAUGE 12 sts and 18 rows = 4″ in St st.
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