POW: Hyannis Port Pullover by Bristol Ivy
With its strikingly comfortable design and feel-good yarn, the Hyannis Port Pullover truly represents its namesake: Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Hyannis Port is a charming summer getaway with one post office, gorgeous seaside views, and a focus on luxury. I see this sweater and imagine lazily drinking coffee on a chilly Massachusetts morning, legs propped up on a deck rail with a book in my lap.
As one of our nine gorgeous patterns from knit.wear: Wool Studio, this sweater designed by Bristol Ivy is a rare treat in knitwear design. With its subtle neckline, creative shoulder seams, and boldly elegant striped pattern, this sweater is sure to stand the test of time. It is truly one of those sweaters I can’t see going out of style—it’s a piece you can wear (and brag about making) for decades.
This sweater is not just beautiful—it’s also fun to knit! The entire piece is worked in sections. First, the sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm and set aside, then the curved back hem piece is worked and bound off. Front stitches are then picked up from each end of the back piece, with extra stitches cast on at the center front, then the lower body is joined in the round by working the front wedge in short-rows. Finally, the rest of the lower body and yoke are worked upward with raglan shaping.
While unique, this construction is a great way to knit a sweater because you tackle all of the difficult elements separately. And I personally love to watch a seamed sweater come together—especially one that uses such exceptional yarn. Bare Naked Wools Kent DK is a fantastic merino wool and Romney blend that lets the compelling stitch work in this sweater shine. This yarn is perfect for conscientious knitters because it has no added chemicals or dyes, allowing the natural beauty of the yarn to take center stage.
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