Pattern of the Week: The Eucalyptus Pullover

I can’t wait for spring! I’m over the cold and I’m tired of wearing the same coat every day. I’ve even started growing a lemon tree INSIDE my home because I need to see more color. Thankfully, Interweave Knits Spring 2019 brings all of the warm-weather vibes with 16 patterns, a great color palette, and unforgettable pieces like the Eucalyptus Pullover!

Eucalyptus Pullover

The Eucalyptus Pullover is right at home snuggling on the couch or strolling along on the opening day of your local farmers market. The lace panels of the Eucalyptus Pullover are inspired by afghans that the designer’s grandmother has made. This light-weight sweater is worked from the top down in one piece, with raglan shaping. Short-rows are used at the neck for the best fit and at the bottom for a slanted hemline.

Pattern Details

Designer Ellen Coy

Yarn Weight 2

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 31 (34½, 39½, 41½, 46¼, 48½, 50½)” circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 34½”; modeled with ½” of negative ease.

Yarn Jo Sharp Mulberry Silk Georgette (75% extrafine merino wool, 25% silk; 180 yd [165 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #779 pond, 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls. Yarn distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 24–32″ circular (cir), depending on size you are making, and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
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Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 23 sts and 32 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle.

“The art of the Impressionists inspired 16 knitwear designers to create pieces that bring this style of art into the twenty-first century in a different medium: fiber. The speckled yarns and floral lace echo the colors and scenery of the Impressionists. The designs reflect our slowly shifting industry, with familiar silhouettes placed in new fabric contexts, incorporating both the classic and the trends of right now.” — Hannah Baker, Editor of Interweave Knits

Check out the rest of Interweave Knits Spring 2019 for stunning projects, thoughtful articles, and gorgeous floral photography to get you thought this last bit of winter.

—Sarah Rothberg

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