POW: Red Moss Pullover

Wait, you’re telling me you don’t see this sweater as red? The Red Moss Pullover, from Love of Knitting Fall 2017, is actually named for two important wetlands in the United Kingdom that are large producers of peat moss. Panels of moss stitch on this sweater recall the gentle star shapes of peat moss. Don’t be intimidated by the polished look of these stitches; moss stitch is just the bigger brother of seed stitch, being worked over 4 rows instead of 2 rows. Moss stitch is a perfect example of a stitch pattern that will hold your interest and offer you plenty of TV knitting once you’re comfortable with the pattern.

Moss stitch is the perfect pattern to show off your favorite solid or variegated yarn.

The Red Moss Pullover is knit bottom-up, in pieces, and seamed. This sweater lends itself well to solid or lightly variegated yarns to show off its beautiful pattern stitch. The body of this sweater is knit straight, creating a comfortable fit, while the change from stockinette to moss stitch on the body creates the look of waist shaping. The Red Moss Pullover will become a staple of your wardrobe; perfect for a casual weekend with friends or that go-to sweater to throw on as the weather cools off.

The combination of stockinette and moss stitch creates the look of waist shaping without any decreases.


Pattern Details

Finished Sizes 35 (39½, 43½, 48, 52½, 56½)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 39½”, modeled with 4½” of positive ease.

Yarn Halcyon Yarn Botanica (100% wool; 160 yd [146 m]/4 oz[113 g]): #0330, 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Size 8 (5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

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

Gauge 15 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles; 15 sts and 22 rows in Double Moss st on larger needles.

How will you wear the Red Moss Pullover? Let us know in the comments!

Yours in yarn,
Gus C. Baxter

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