Pattern of the Week: Aberdeen Pullover

People who know me know that I love striped clothing. I have 5 striped dresses, at least 7 striped tops, and 3 striped scarves (and my new favorite scarf is striped)—basically, in my world it’s all stripes all the time. So you can imagine my delight when I learned we were including a striped sweater in knitscene Spring 2018. Another striped top for my wardrobe!

Inspired by a sweater worn by a 90s rock star, the Aberdeen Pullover by Caroline Dick is the quintessential striped knitted sweater: the fit is classic, the colors are suitable for all ages and seasons, and, of course, the stripes are fab. The tighter-fitting sleeves and drop shoulders give it a loose but not slouchy fit in the body, creating a modern-looking garment that’s perfect for all genders. Wear it with skinny jeans and boots while it’s still chilly out, then pair it with shorts (like we did in the issue) when the temperatures warm up this spring. And if you’re feeling the 90s vibe, wear it with fishnets and Dr. Martens!

aberdeen pullover

Worked in stockinette stitch back and forth in pieces and seamed, this striped pullover is simple but fun to knit. The worsted-weight yarn makes it a quick project, so you can easily knit up this sweater in time for spring. Or, if you’re a stripe lover like me, knit a couple of sweaters in different color combinations! I love the gray and red we used in the sample, but this pullover would also look great in white and gray, turquoise and red, or, for a Breton stripe look, white and navy. You really can’t go wrong! Choose your favorite colors and cast on for this modern striped pullover that will carry you from late winter into spring.

aberdeen pulloverPattern Details

Finished Size 37 1/2 (42 1/2, 46, 50, 53 1/2, 58 1/2)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 42 1/2″; modeled with 10 1/2″ of positive ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Highland Duo (70% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool; 197 yd [180 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]): #2300 ruby (red; A) and #2303 grey (B), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins each.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): straight and 16″ circular (cir). Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles.

How many striped garments and accessories do you own? Are you as excited as I am to cast on for this sweater? Let me know in the comments?

Happy stripe knitting,

Keep it fresh, keep it stripey!

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