Interweave Knits Fall 2017

All photography for Interweave Knits Fall 2017 by Harper Point Photography

Interweave Knits Fall 2017

Our photo shoot for Interweave Knits Fall 2017 starts in a musty motel on a bright, cloudless morning. I park my car and walk past a coin-operated carousel. Worn down from a combination of exposure and wear, it’s old and odd. It sits on a patch of grass under a bush growing so wild it’s attempting to become a tree.

The motel hasn’t been updated much since its retro (late 1960s to early 1970s) beginnings. Each room hosts one more bed than necessary; the motel was obviously more spacious and expensive way back when. I can almost imagine its promising beginning while scanning the room, even with the sun streaming unforgivingly through the dirty window, outlining the dust particles floating in the air.

The swimming area, despite its welcoming “Open” sign and the summer heat, collects leaves in a waterless pool surrounded by a locked chain-link fence. It boasts a laundry room, a camper (sans towing vehicle) in the corner of the lot (presumably the second living space of someone dwelling in the motel), and an ice machine with almost comically large signage, as if someone would miss it in the small, L-shaped building.

The rest of the crew and I unload our cars and shuffle around the one-room staging area. Paperwork and model measurements for garment ease are my first priority, and once those are complete, I get to relax before the photos start.

A Sense of Place

My mind wanders to the beginnings of the hotel. Who were its first guests, and how long ago did they stay here? Why did they come out here, to a place between 2 large cities and farther than I would like to be from the mountains? I think about an earlier Colorado, hosting a much smaller population, with tourists and entrepreneurs looking for adventure, exploration, and new lives.

I want to experience a time like that, to hear about a place through books, dream about it, travel, and then finally experience the splendor I only dreamt of thanks to the prompting of words. How amazing would the mountains be, if I hadn’t experienced a lifetime of pictures and collections of the most beautiful mountains in the world?

Stale and crowded, the motel room is too small for 9 people. I venture over to the diner for their advertised delicacy, cinnamon buns the size of salad plates. I travel across the long, warped parking lot and past a massage business operating out of a mobile home. The diner jolts my brain straight into scenes from Pulp Fiction. I return with my souvenirs for the crew: 2 thin plastic bags full of desserts encased in a layer of rigid plastic and then wrapped in cellophane.

The rest of the day is spent driving down dirt roads, admiring sprawling farmlands, standing still for gentle breezes, and hanging around a gold Oldsmobile. It’s an unusually quiet day on set. The land, the sun, the gorgeous knitted garments—we all just soak it in.

The Whitman Factor

This issue is special because it reminds us all of an earlier version of America, full of wonder, beauty, and majesty. Where we view our sprawling country with an artist’s appraisal and the tenderness of a beloved and respected elder. This issue is for the dreamers then and now who see America’s potential and understand its past.

The editor, Meghan Babin, drew inspiration from one of her favorite authors for this issue: Walt Whitman and his book Leaves of Grass.

“Whitman’s poetry and prose have had a profound effect on my worldview, my ethics, and my perception of humanity. His love for America and his soaring prose on her beauty and promise instilled in me the desire to discover America for myself. That desire sparked the inspiration for this issue of Interweave Knits: The Americana Issue,” Meghan said in her editor’s letter.

The “Wanderlust” story features beautiful Midwestern scenery and on-the-road–inspired ramblin’ knits. The second story of the issue, “Homestead,” pays homage to years of knitwear design by showcasing stunning examples of colorwork, cables, textures, and striking silhouettes.

We learn about Cascade’s new luxury yarn, Llamerino; top-down sleeve cap construction; and rigid-heddle weaving. And we get to drool over earth-friendly products in the Maker’s Tools section titled “For and From the Earth.”

Each issue we work on is treated with the same reverence as a gift to a cherished friend. We toil, agonize, dream, hope, and then release it to you. I hope you are able to feel the care each issue receives and share in the thrill of flipping past the cover for the first time with us. And ultimately, I hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed making it.

Yours truly,



Assistant Editor
Interweave Knitting Titles


Wanderlust

All Who Wander Cowl

The All Who Wander Cowl pays homage to eighteenth-century American embroidery samplers with motifs inspired by the National Museum of American History and a quote from
J. R. R. Tolkien: “Not all those who wander are lost.” The cowl is worked in the round and requires knowledge of intermediate knitting techniques, including a provisional cast-on, chart reading, stranded colorwork, I-cord bind-off, and careful blocking.

DESIGNER Kyle Kunnecke. DIFFICULTY Intermediate. FINISHED SIZE 46½” circumference and 14″ tall. YARN Mountain Meadow Wool Jackson (100% merino; 230 yd [210 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): charcoal (gray; A), 2 skeins; pinecone (brown; B), denim (blue; C), brick (red; D), and sorrel (tan; E), 1 skein each. NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm): 40″ circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Marker (m); waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle. GAUGE 22 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ in charted patt.

NOTES This cowl is worked in the round. The charts are worked using the
strand method. Always pick up the first color over the second and pick up the second color from under the first; this will prevent tangling. Keep floats loose. For floats longer than four stitches, tack stranded yarn on wrong side of work.

Tangled Up In Gray Pullover

The Tangled Up in Gray Pullover is the cozy cabled turtleneck you’ll reach for on cold mornings. Equally at home with jeans and boots or over a flowing dress, the design takes a classic knit aesthetic and modernizes
it with an intriguing asymmetric motif and crisp tailoring. The pullover is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed; it’s finished with a substantial collar in the same chunky rib featured in the body.

DESIGNER Sloane Rosenthal DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 31¾ (36, 40½, 43¼, 47¾)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 40½”; modeled with 4½” of positive ease. YARN Hudson Valley Fibers Hudson (50% alpaca, 50% Corriedale; 92 yd [84 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): storm king, 12 (13, 15, 16, 18) skeins. NEEDLES Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; waste yarn; cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle. GAUGE 19 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles; 24 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in charted cable patt on larger needles.

NOTES This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in front except where indicated otherwise. For a nicely sloped edge when binding off stitches for the neck, slip the first two stitches of each group of stitches to be bound off purlwise with yarn in back on right-side rows and purlwise with yarn in front on wrong-side rows.

Free Falling Pullover

The Free Falling Pullover showcases unique and wandering cables, feminine shaping, and casual appeal. This fitted pullover has two traveling central cables that are divided by seed stitch and framed by stockinette stitch on the sides. The boatneck is modified by the short-row shaping on the shoulder and ends in an I-cord bind-off.

DESIGNER Linda Marveng DIFFICULTY Experienced FINISHED SIZE 30½ (34½, 38½, 42½, 46½, 50½)” bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 34½”; modeled with ½” of negative ease. YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Crisp (100% superwash merino wool; 95 yd [87 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): mulberry, 13 (14, 16, 17, 19, 20) skeins. NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm): straight and 16″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. GAUGE 20 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in St st and Seed st; 29 sts of Patchwork Cable chart = 33⁄4″ wide.

NOTES The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. To increase the center panel in pattern, work the first increase row on the stitches between the center markers as follows: Set-up row (RS) K1tbl, M1P, k1, M1P, k1tbl—2 sts inc’d. On the next row, work the new stitches in Seed stitch (knit the purls and purl the knits). On the next increase row, work a knit inc row (see Stitch Guide), on the following increase row work a purl inc row, and alternate in this manner throughout.

Whitman Hat

The Whitman Hat features mock brioche cables that surround an angular brioche motif inspired by traditional American cabin architecture. Interpreting classic cable motifs in modern two-color brioche demonstrates the progression from past to present in one hat. This hat gives you the opportunity to practice advanced techniques such as brioche decreases and a braided cast-on.

DESIGNER Carrie McGowan DIFFICULTY Experienced FINISHED SIZE 17¼ (19¾)” circumference at brim and 7¾ (8¼)” tall. Hat shown measures 17¼”. YARN Imperial Yarn McKenzie (100% American wool; 220 yd [201 m]/2 oz [57 g]): natural (cream; MC) and moss (green; CC), 1 skein each. Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. GAUGE 26 sts and 60 rnds = 4″ in two-color garter st; 31 sts and 88 rnds = 4″ in Slipped Corrugated Rib.

NOTES This hat is worked in the round
using brioche stitch and two-color garter stitch. Each slipped stitch with its companion yarnover is treated as one stitch, including when counting stitches and working decreases. Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in back except where indicated otherwise.

Highway 61 Pullover

The Highway 61 Pullover is a versatile “go-to” sweater that’s ready for the open road. It has the classic look of an Aran pullover but features modern touches, and the side vents and tapered body make for a roomy fit. The nontraditional cable panel on the front is simple to work yet adds an intricate aspect to this timeless sweater.

DESIGNER Jennifer Owens DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 36″; modeled with 1″ of positive ease. YARN Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool (100% American wool; 140 yd
[128 m]/2 oz [60 g]): #8611 poppy, 9 (10, 12, 13, 14) skeins. NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight and 16″ circular (cir). Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle. GAUGE 16 sts and 25 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles; Chart A = 7″ wide on larger needles; Chart B = 3″ wide on larger needles.

NOTES This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. When binding off, bind off stitches in pattern.

Astral Road Ruana

Favoring classic cables and open fields of easy texture, the Astral Road Ruana maintains a rustic, homespun character within its owing form. Blanket, sweater, coat, or wrap, it nimbly transforms to suit the needs of the wanderer. This ruana is equally generous to the knitter;
a saddle-style cabled shoulder panel is cast on provisionally at the
back neck and runs from neck to hem on either side. The body is then worked seamlessly from the cable panel downward in back and in front.

DESIGNER Cheryl Toy DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 53″ wide and 38¼” long from shoulder to hem. Ruana shown on model with 36″ bust. YARN Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (100% fine highland wool; 123 yd [112 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #1307 pressed grapes, 31 skeins. NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm): 40″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holders; size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook. GAUGE 24 sts and 30 rows = 4″ in Andalusian st.

NOTES This ruana is worked in a modular fashion. First the shoulders are worked back and forth in rows from side to side. The fronts and back are worked by picking up stitches from the shoulders, then working from the top down.
A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Goldsmobile Top

The Goldsmobile Top was inspired by a flexible, laid-back approach to dressing for fall. This chunky cabled top is designed to work equally well over a turtleneck or a well-loved plaid flannel shirt. There is no shaping in the body, and the armholes are sized to accommodate layering. A stretchy cast-on and bind-off for the body and neck ensure that the hem and turtleneck have sufficient stretch.

DESIGNER Danielle Chalson DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 33½ (38¼, 43¼, 47½, 52½)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38¼”; modeled with 3¼” of positive ease. YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Chill (100% superwash merino wool; 52 yd [48 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #1004 Yukon gold, 11 (13, 14, 16, 17) balls. NEEDLES Size 9 (5.5 mm): straight. Sizes 101⁄2 (6.5 mm) and 11 (8 mm): straight and 16″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle. GAUGE 13 sts and 15 rows = 4″ in k2, p2 rib on largest needles; 22-st Cable chart = 61⁄2″ wide on largest needles.

NOTES This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. When working short-rows during shoulder shaping, do not work cable crosses. Instead, knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches. Because of the large stitch gauge, selvedge stitches are included in schematic measurements but not in the finished size.


Homestead

Prairie Wind Cardigan

Pockets, a hood, A-line shaping, top-down construction, and generous length are all elements we love in a cozy fall cardigan. Throw in colorful Fair Isle patterns using traditional wool yarn with a steek and you have both a knitter-friendly project and a fall wardrobe staple. The Prairie Wind Cardigan is worked in the round from the top down, and the hood is worked from the bottom up in the round; both are steeked open in finishing.

DESIGNER Amy Gunderson DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 35 (38, 41, 44, 47¼, 50¼)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 35″; modeled with 2″ of positive ease. YARN Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted (100% wool; 220 yd [201 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #13110 flint (gray-brown; MC), 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins; #71006 white ash (light gray; CC1), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #12174 ginseng (light yellow; CC2), 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #12182 gold spice (dark yellow; CC3), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #12224 chartreuse olive (green; CC4), 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s); #12271 heliotrope (purple; CC5), 1 skein. NEEDLES Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 16″, 24″, and 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; five 7⁄8″ buttons; size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; sewing needle and thread. GAUGE 21 sts and 22 rnds = 4″ in charted patt on larger needle.

NOTES This cardigan is worked in the round from the top down with a steek at center front. The hood is worked in the round from the bottom up with a steek. Steek stitches are not included in stitch counts unless otherwise indicated. When working increases in the yoke section, use the strand of the same color from the previous row for the M1. When working the yoke shaping, change to longer circular needle when necessary.

Nelson Pullover

The Nelson Pullover is a modern knitter’s take on men’s athletic wear. This sporty, youthful pullover features a continuous cable that runs up the sleeve and shoulder into the cowl neck. The drawstring ties add charm as well as warmth in cold weather. This pullover is worked from the top down with saddle shoulders. The upper body
is worked back and forth and then the lower body is worked in round. The stitches for the sleeves are picked up, the cap is shaped with German short-rows, and the sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.

DESIGNER Irina Anikeeva DIFFICULTY Experienced Finished Size 36½ (40, 44½, 48, 52½)” chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 44½”; modeled with 6″ of positive ease. YARN Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Worsted (100% wool; 245 yd [224 m]/
3½ oz [100 g]): 133W blue fog, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) balls. NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 7
(4.5 mm): 16″ and 32” cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; waste yarn; tapestry needle. GAUGE 18 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needle; 20 sts of Sleeve chart = 3″ wide on larger needle.

NOTES This pullover is worked from the top down. The saddle shoulders are worked back and forth, then stitches for the back and fronts are picked up along the edges of the saddles and worked back and forth to the underarm. The pieces are then joined and the lower body is worked in the round to the lower edge. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked from the top down in the round with short-rows to shape the sleeve cap. The Sleeve chart is worked both in rounds and back and forth in rows. When working in rounds, work every chart row as a right-side row.

Subterraneans Cardigan

The Subterraneans Cardigan features a subtle and alluring tone-on-tone argyle motif created using a cable pattern in ne, soft tweed wool. All pieces are knit at from the bottom up and seamed later, which is essential for garment stability (and makes your project portable). The ribbed buttonband is picked up and knit in finishing.

DESIGNER Anne Hanson Difficulty Intermediate Finished Size 30½ (35½, 40¼, 44¾, 49½, 54¼, 59¼, 63½)” chest circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 40¼”; modeled with 7¼” of positive ease. YARN Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup Fingering (80% wool/15% alpaca/5% Tencel/silk/ bamboo/bison blend; 450 yd [412 m]/4 oz [113 g]): granite, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) balls. NEEDLES Sizes 3 (3.25 mm), 5 (3.75 mm), and 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; seven
9⁄16″ buttons.
GAUGE 23 sts and 34 rows = 4″ in St st on medium-sized needle; 27 sts and 36 rows = 4″ in charted patt on largest needle.

NOTES This cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. When working the chart on the fronts, if the start or end point for your size intersects a cable, work the affected stitch in stockinette stitch.

Whiskey Creek Pullover

The Whiskey Creek Pullover is a handsome, simple, and wear-able pullover. The design lends itself to unisex wear, and the soft, breathable, rustic-looking yarn will keep you warm and cozy without overheating you. The body is worked in the round from the bottom to the underarm, then the front and back are divided and worked in reverse stockinette stitch. The sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm and then the sleeve cap is worked flat in stockinette stitch. The shawl collar is worked in garter stitch at the same time as the fronts.

DESIGNER Amy Christoffers DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 36½ (40, 44½, 48, 52½, 56, 60½)” chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 44½”; modeled with 6″ of positive ease. YARN Berroco Tuscan Tweed (65% wool, 25% viscose, 10% mohair; 120 yd
[110 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #9031 oak, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14) balls. NEEDLES Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders, tapestry needle.
 GAUGE 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle.

NOTES The body of this pullover is worked in the round to the underarm, then the front and back are worked separately back and forth. The sleeves are worked in the round, with the sleeve cap worked flat.

Angelina Pullover

The Angelina Pullover is perfect in its simplicity—style it with a woolen skirt, trousers, or jeans for a versatile fall look. This top-down pullover is worked in the round; the circular yoke features wishbone-shaped cables that increase in size to accommodate the yoke shaping. The sweater also features a curved hem and bell-like three-quarter sleeves.

DESIGNER Mary Anne Benedetto DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 47 (49¾, 53, 55½, 58¾, 61¼)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 47″; modeled with 14″ of positive ease. YARN The Fibre Co. Cumbria (60% merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% mohair; 238 yd [218 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #85 Dodd Wood, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins. Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens. NEEDLES Size 8 (5 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holders; tapestry needle. GAUGE 18 sts and 27 rnds = 4″ in St st.

NOTES This pullover is worked in the round from the top down. The lower front and back edges are shaped with short-rows. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.

Gold Rush Shawl

The Gold Rush Shawl pulls you in with its unusual shaping and a geometric stitch pattern worked in three directions. The wrap begins with a provisional cast-on and is worked from the center out for the side panel. Stitches are picked up along the side, and increases are worked to complete the shawl.

DESIGNER Meghan Jones DIFFICULT Intermediate Finished Size 76″ wide and 20½” tall. YARN Manos del Uruguay Milo (65% merino wool, 35% linen; 380 yd [347 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #i2220 Roma, 3 balls. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm): 47″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holders; tapestry needle. GAUGE 19 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in lace patt.

NOTES The top panel of this shawl is worked back and forth from the center out, beginning with a provisional cast-on. Stitches are then picked up along one long edge of the top panel and worked back and forth in rows, working increases to maintain the rectangular shape. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Hank’s Pullover

Hank’s Pullover is a Knits menswear classic with refinement suitable for casual office and weekend wear. The allover garter rib stitch and simple construction make this garment a satisfyingly quick knit. The pullover is polished off with a welted shawl collar that resembles piping and gives the pullover a stylish finish. The subtle texture partners well with the beautifully heathered, soft, woolen-spun yarn.

DESIGNER Jessie Mckitrick DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 38 (42, 46, 49½, 53)” chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 42″; modeled with 3½” of positive ease. YARN Harrisville Designs WATERshed (100% pure virgin wool; 110 yd [101 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #921 mallard, 13 (15, 16, 18, 19) skeins. NEEDLES Size 4 (3.5 mm): 40″ circular (cir). Size 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Stitch holders; tapestry needle. GAUGE 18 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in Garter Rib on larger needle.

NOTES This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Cash Pullover

Woven diamonds decorate the center front and back of the Cash Pullover, and a smaller woven diamond motif runs up each arm and over the saddle shoulders. The garment features slipped stitches throughout, including the ribbing. Positive ease, saddle shoulders, and a long body provide a comfortable, flattering fit. This pullover is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up; the sleeves extend into the saddle shoulders. Stitches are picked up around the neck and the collar is worked in the round.

DESIGNER Jenny Williams DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 36½ (41, 45, 48½, 53)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 41″; modeled with 8″ of positive ease. YARN Cascade Yarns Longwood (100% superwash extrafine merino wool; 191 yd [175 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #30 silver heather, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) balls. NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle. GAUGE 20 sts and 33 rows = 4″ in rev St st; 24 sts and 33 rows = 4″ in body cable patts; 24-st Sleeve Cable chart = 31⁄2″ wide.

NOTES This pullover is worked back and forth in pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in back except where indicated otherwise. When counting sleeve stitches, do
not count the center stitch of Sleeve Cable chart on Rounds 9–20. If you
are binding off saddle stitches on one of these rows, work the center stitch together with the adjacent stitch as you bind off.

Madame George Pullover

The Madame George Pullover is a simple, satisfying pullover designed for comfort. It can be dressed up or down and is made in a soft woolen-spun yarn, so it’s comfortable against your skin. The body features a textured stitch pattern that contrasts with the stockinette-stitch sleeves. This pullover is worked from the bottom up in pieces, blocked separately, then seamed. After seaming, the turtleneck stitches are picked up and worked in the round.

DESIGNER Annie Lupton DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 35½ (38½, 43, 46, 50, 53)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38½”; modeled with 5½” of positive ease. YARN Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yd [251 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): homemade jam, 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins. NEEDLES Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Marker (m); removable m; waste yarn for tubular CO; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. GAUGE 22 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in Body patt; 22 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in Twisted St st.

NOTES This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.


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