knit.wear Spring/Summer 2017: Athleisure


Amherst Pullover by Amanda Scheuzger

This pullover is worked in the round from the bottom up, beginning with a provisional cast-on. The sleeves and body are joined at the underarm to work the yoke. Featuring one-color and two-color brioche and an applied I-cord, this raglan pullover is an athleisure classic.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 34.25 (38.75, 42.25, 45.75, 50.25)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38.75″; modeled with 6.75″ of positive ease.

Yarn HiKoo Simplinatural (40% baby alpaca, 40% fine merino wool, 20% mulberry silk): #099 grey flannel (MC), 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) skeins; #100 slate grey (CC), 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Skacel.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular and set of double-pointed. Size 8 (5 mm): 32″ cir and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle; 18 sts and 46 rnds = 4″ in Two-color Brioche on smaller needle.


Cambridge Poncho by Andrea Babb

The hem of this poncho is worked flat in two pieces, then the pieces are joined and the rest of the body is worked in the round to the underarm. The work is divided at the underarm and the front and back are worked back and forth to the shoulders, with the fronts worked separately after the neck is shaped. The fronts and back are rejoined, then work continues back and forth in one piece from the center neck as the shoulders are shaped.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 49.5 (60.75, 72.25, 83.75)” bust circumference. Poncho shown measures 49.5″; modeled with 14.5″ of positive ease.

Yarn The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% wool, 20% alpaca, 20% silk): moraine, 13 (16, 24, 29) skeins. Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 32″ (or longer) circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 28 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in charted patt.


Sturbridge Pullover by Pam Allen

The front and back of this pullover are worked separately back and forth from the bottom up with extended drop shoulders. The sleeves are picked up at the armhole edge and worked back and forth to the cuffs. This pullover features Brioche Stitch and a gorgeous asymmetrical hem.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 45.5 (49.5, 53.5, 57.5, 61.5)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 45.5″; modeled with 10.5″ of positive ease.

Yarn Quince & Co. Piper (50% Texas superfine merino wool, 50% Texas super kid mohair): #601 longhorn, 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) skeins.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 48 rows = 4″ in Brioche st on largest needles.


Lenox Pullover by Marcela Chang

This pullover is worked in the round from the top down with raglan shaping. The raglan “seams” are surrounded with gorgeous decorative eyelets and the front of the A-line sweater features a gorgeous cable panel.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 29.25 (33, 37, 40.75, 43, 47.5)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 33″; modeled with 1″ of positive ease.

Yarn Anzula Squishy (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon): seaside, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 21 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ in St st; 30-st cable panel = 4.5″ wide.


Quincy Scarf by Becky Yankowski

Worked in one piece with gorgeous cables and ribbing, this scarf is the perfect showcase for a special yarn with luxurious softness.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 12.25″ wide and 103″ long.

Yarn North Light Fibers Water Street Cashmere Worsted (30% cashmere, 70% super fine merino): shad berry, 6 skeins.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in charted patt on larger needles.


Rockport Vest by Allison Jane

The back and fronts of this vest are worked separately to the top of the side vents, then the three pieces are joined and the vest is worked in one piece to the underarm. The fronts and back are then worked separately to the shoulder. You’ll love the gorgeous slanting cables on this trendy vest!

Difficulty Expert

Finished Size 32.5 (37.5, 42, 47, 52)”. Vest shown measures 37.5″; modeled with 5.5″ of positive ease.

Yarn Shibui Knits Twig (46% linen, 42% recycled silk, 12% wool): #2012 fjord, 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32″ circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; cable needle; spare needle in same size or smaller for three-needle BO; tapestry needle.

Gauge 33 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in cable patt in 5-st rep section.


Northampton Cardigan by Amanda Bell

This cardigan is worked back and forth from the top down with raglan shaping. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down. Lace ribbing gives the cardigan an elegant touch.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 18.25 (20.25, 22.25, 24.25, 26.25)” back width at underarm. Cardigan shown measures 20.25″; modeled with 5.5″ of positive ease.

Yarn Rowan Hemp Tweed (75% wool, 25% hemp): #138 pumice, 13 (14, 15, 16, 18) balls. Yarn distributed by Sirdar.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 32″ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needle; 26 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in Lacy Rib patt on larger needle, after blocking.


Marblehead Poncho by Lana Jois

This poncho is worked in the round from the top down in one piece. Ribbing and a panel of reverse stockinette provide visual interest.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” hip circumference. Poncho shown measures 44″; modeled with 7.5″ of positive ease.

Yarn Toft DK (100% wool): #11946 silver, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls.

Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 32″ circular. Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 22 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle.


Dartmouth Tunic by Brandy Velten

This tunic is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm, then the front and back are worked separately back and forth. Short-row shaping and subtle cabling make this tunic something special.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 36.25 (40.5, 44.75, 48, 52.25)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 40.5″; modeled with 8.5″ of positive ease.

Yarn Classic Elite Yarns MountainTop Crestone (100% undyed wool): #5177 cinder, 11 (13, 15, 16, 18) skeins.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 19 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in St st.


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