Pattern of the Week: Sweet Dreams Pullover
Autumn is such a wonderful season for knitting. While I will happily pick up my needles year-round, once the weather starts to turn colder and the days grow darker, it feels particularly appropriate to curl up on my couch with my tea, a blanket, and my knitting.
Interweave Knits Fall 2019 celebrates the fall season with cozy sweaters, sumptuous shawls, and enchanting accessories to keep you knitting all season long. And what better piece to start with than Paula Pereira’s luxurious Sweet Dreams Pullover.
The sweater is knit using Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool in a gorgeous, deep cranberry color which lets the texture of the pullover really shine. The 100% wool yarn is perfect for the colder temperatures of the darker half of the year. The top-down sweater uses a ribbed turtleneck, giving the neckline some delightful structure that is mirrored in the ribbing at the bottom of the sweater.
I absolutely fell in love with this pullover. The elegant, oversized style is both relaxed and sophisticated, pairing well with professional slacks or relaxed leggings. The pattern is simple enough to be approachable, but gives pops of texture at the bottom, neck, and sleeves. Just look at those sleeves! Designer Paula Pereira uses an I-cord to bind off the sleeves, then stretches above the bind-off during blocking to give them that beautiful, bell-like appearance. This sweater is honestly magical: simple, elegant, and ready for the chilly autumn days ahead.
Remember to count your stitches!
FINISHED SIZE 37 (42, 46, 51, 55, 60)’’ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 42’’; modeled with 10 ½’’ of positive ease.
YARN Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool (100% wool; 107 yd [98 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #912 Brocade, 11 (12, 13, 15, 17, 18) balls. Yarn distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre.
NEEDLES Sizes 6 (4 mm), 7 (4.5 mm), and 8 (5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24″ and 32″ cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 16 sts and 26 rnds = 4’’ in St st on medium-size needle.