The Mass Street Pullover is the second project designed by Cheryl Murray to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. The Yarn Barn has been on Massachusetts Street for all of those 50 years and the Mass Street Pullover commemorates this special location. "Mass Street" is the center for downtown shopping, dining, and people watching. The dynamic zig-zag pattern was inspired by an aerial view of the street, with its saw-tooth parking. This is an oversized, boxy sweater with deeply dropped shoulders. The sleeves are worked in a very springy rib and are clingy without being tight. The body is knit in the round up to the armholes, following a chart for the knit/purl patterning. The shoulders are joined using a 3-needle bind-off. Stitches are picked up at the armholes and worked in the round to make the sleeves. The collar is worked in the round from picked-up stitches. Cheryl designed this for a loose fit, estimating 11-16" of ease. The finished chest measurements are 44.5 (48.75, 51, 53.5, 57.75, 62.24)". The sweater can be hand washed and dried flat.
The Mass Street Pullover is shown in Berroco's Ultra Alpaca. This is a worsted weight blend of 50% superfine alpaca and 50% Peruvian wool. It is a combination that gives drape and warmth from the alpaca and resilience from the wool. In this project, it is knit at 4.5 stitches per inch in stockinette.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 32" circular needle in US size 8 OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
- double point needles or 11" or shorter circular needle in US size 8
- 16" circular needle in US size 9
- 2 stitch holders or waste yarn
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle
The Mass Street Pullover is shown in Ultra Alpaca color 6294 Turquoise Mix. If you would like your project to be in this color, simply order the kit above. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Ultra Alpaca page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and specify your color choice in the box above.