This pullover is the product of great timing and great people; designed for my trunk show at Gather Downtown LA. I was immediately inspired by the Republic of Wool colorway Smith & Wesson making it an obvious choice for the surprising openwork back.
The piece is worked flat starting at the back hem in Mesh Stitch using Smith & Wesson as a contrasting color, it then continues over the shoulders where the main color is joined and the front is completed in Stockinette and Garter before binding off at the front hem. The sides are then seamed to the underarm. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and knit in rounds with simple decreases, creating a lovely dolman half sleeve. This is a great project for a newer knitter as there is very little shaping and all of the stitches are simple to follow and memorize. More experienced knitters will find it a relaxing project that knits up relatively quickly.
About 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48)” (91.5 [96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 111.5, 117, 122] cm) bust circumference worn with about 4” positive ease. Pullover shown measures 38” (96.5 cm).
Fingering (#2 Fine).
Shown here: MC Spud & Chloe, Fine (80% Superwash Wool, 20% Silk; 248 yds [227 m]/65 g): 7822, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) hanks; CC Republic of Wool, Twist Fingering Fine (80% Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon; 400 yds [366 m]/100 g): Smith & Wesson, 1 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) hanks.
Size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm): 21” and 16” circular (cir), Double points (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Markers (m); removable markers, stitch holder or waste yarn, tapestry needle.
28 sts and 36 rows = 4” St st worked flat
The edge stitches for this piece are worked in garter and is reflected in the Stitch Guide instructions. Please be sure to knit the first and last stitch of each row unless otherwise specified. The neckline for this piece is designed to be quite wide and open. If you prefer a smaller fit, simply go down a needle size or two and work neck as written.