This pullover hits the sweet spot between simplicity and elegance, making it something that can be worn with jeans or heels. The majority of the sweater is stockinette stitch but an 8-row cable pattern is worked at the lower edge, at the cuffs, and on the collar, for more entertaining knitting and a polished look. The back, front, and set-in sleeves are knit flat and then seamed. Stitches are picked up and worked for the cabled collar. The cable pattern is worked from written instructions. Finished chest measurements are 36 (40.5, 43.5, 48, 52)" with finished lengths of 27 (27.5, 28.5, 29, 30)". Designed by Lisa Richardson and rated by Rowan as skill level experienced.
Hensting is knit using Rowan's Alpaca Classic. This is an unusual yarn, made by stuffing a fine cotton mesh tube with alpaca fibers. The result is a fluffy, fuzzy yarn with a lot of warmth. It is a sport weight yarn and is knit in this project at 5.75 stitches per inch in garter stitch.
The kit includes the pattern (and full issue of Rowan Magazine 64) and yarn for the sweater. For this project you will also need:
- single point needles in US size 5 OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
- cable needle
- 2 stitch holders
- tapestry needle
Hensting is shown in Alpaca Classic color 116 Soft Satin. If you would like your project to be in this color, simply order the kit using the pull-down menu above to select the size. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Alpaca Classic page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and specify your color choice in the box above.