Pattern of the Week: Sediment Pullover

A good everyday knit sweater is a cold-weather essential. You know the kind of sweater I mean: it’s comfy but flattering, cozy warm but not oppressively hot. It’s the one you reach for again and again, and maybe wear two days in a row on the weekend because no one will know (no judgment).

The Sediment Pullover from Interweave Knits Winter 2019 is exactly that kind of sweater. It has a relaxed fit that looks great on a range of body types, and the wide neckline, finished with an I-cord bind-off, is simple yet flattering. Inspired by geological layers of sediment in rock formations, this pullover features short-row shaping to give it a curved high-low hemline. I personally love this type of hem—it’s great for those of us with curves! But this sweater is flattering on everyone, regardless of shape, and it’s perfect for wearing with jeans or leggings.

Trendsetter Yarns Pure Collection Rustica, a wool/silk blend, is warm yet breathable, so you’ll be toasty outside but you won’t turn into a sweaty mess indoors. The stripes (you know I love stripes) are eye-catching but still subtle thanks to the wonderfully autumnal colors. If you prefer brighter or more subdued hues, Rustica comes in almost 30 colors, so you’ll definitely find shades that work for you.

I’ve worn the sample around the office a bit (all in the name of research for this blog, of course), and I’m absolutely in love. Give this lovely sweater a try—I’m sure it will become your new go-to winter pullover!


Photos by Harper Point Photography

Photos by Harper Point Photography

Pattern Details

Finished Size 34½ (37½, 41½, 44¾, 48 3/4, 52)” circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 34½”; modeled with ½” of positive ease.

Yarn Trendsetter Yarns Pure Collection Rustica (75% New Zealand wool, 25% silk; 195 yd [178 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #9 mink (brown; A), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls; #25 mustard (yellow; B), #28 purple (C), #8 beige (D), and #16 burgundy (red; E), 2 balls each.

Needles (affiliate links) Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions (affiliate links) Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 31 rnds = 4″ in Texture patt.


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