Pattern of the Week: Beaufort Pullover

Knit.wear is always full of gorgeous projects I want to make RIGHT NOW, and this issue is no exception. The first project that made me ooh and aah (and that I immediately coveted) is one of my favorites from the collection: the Beaufort Pullover. This stunning piece of knitwear by Mary Anne Benedetto is simple and flattering but has unexpected details that create a striking overall effect—basically, it’s everything I love in a sweater.

Beaufort is also an incredibly versatile layering piece, which is another quality I look for in a sweater. It’s perfect over a button-down shirt or under a denim jacket on cool and rainy spring days, but it’s equally lovely on its own or over a cute floral tank on warmer days (with a pair of crisp white jeans, of course).

Knit from the bottom up in pieces in the softest merino wool, this is the sweater you’ll reach for again and again this spring. The cables, lace, and twisted rib keep the knitting interesting, but the stockinette body means this piece will be ready for plenty of wear before the summer heat begins.


beaufort pullover

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Mary Anne Benedetto

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 35½ (39, 43½, 47, 51)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 35½”; modeled with 1½” of positive ease

YARN Woolfolk Sno (100% merino wool; 219 yd [200 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #02+09 (gray and blue), 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) skeins.

NEEDLES Size 3 (3.25 mm): straight and 16″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Stitch holders; removable markers (m); cable needle (cn); waste yarn for tubular CO; tapestry needle

GAUGE 26 sts and 40 rows = 4″ in St st.


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