Mid Mountain Pullover is a deeply yoked, colourwork pullover that is worked from the top-down seamlessly in the round. It begins with a mock-neck collar in corrugated ribbing, transitioning to increasing the yoke through stockinette in one colour and working short rows, before working two-colour colourwork towards the end of the yoke. Only two colours are used throughout the charts, and floats are no longer than five stitches. Purl rounds add textural interest to the colourwork sections. Colourwork continues on to the body, which is finished in one colour to the hem. Colourwork continues onto the sleeves which contain minimal shaping until the cuffs, which are worked in corrugated ribbing. This garment fits loosely through the yoke, body and sleeves, but is fitted at neckline and cuffs.
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES REQUIRED
- working in the round, corrugated ribbing, short rows, stranded colourwork, Sewn Italian Bind-off.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE
This pattern is size inclusive with 11 size options. Using your full bust measurement, choose a size that will give you 2-5 inches/5-12cm of positive ease at bust (the difference between body’s smaller measurements and the garment’s larger measurements at these points). See schematic on next page. The most fool-proof method is to measure a similar fitting top in your wardrobe and choose a garment size that matches.
Sample shown on 5’10” body in Size 4 with 3.25 inches/8cm positive ease, with 1 inch/2.5cm of length added to sleeves and body.
GAUGE in 4 inches/10cm of blocked fabric
Stockinette with Medium needles and Colourwork with Large needles, worked in the rnd:
- 18 sts by 26 rnds.
Corrugated ribbing with Medium needles, worked in the rnd:
- 20 sts by 28 rnds.
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter; American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 y/128m per 50g.
You will need 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins or 526 (567, 616, 618, 730, 804, 875, 929, 978, 1075, 1160) y in each of two colours:
- dark MC (Cast Iron) and
- light CC (Puff).
- scissors, scrap yarn, tapestry needle, stitch marker.
- Small, for hem: 3.5mm (US 4)
- Medium, for corrugated ribbing and one-colour stockinette knitting: 4mm (US 6)
- Large, for stranded colourwork: 4.5mm (US 7)
The listed needle sizes are only suggestions; change sizes as required to meet gauge. This pattern assumes that the knitter’s gauge in colourwork is tighter than in stockinette; adjust accordingly.
CIRCULAR CORD LENGTHS – increase cord length as needed.
Short: 16 inch/40cm for working small stitch counts flat.
Long: 30 inch/75cm cord for working small circumference in magic loop and large stitch counts flat, or choose your preferred methods. You may need up to an 80 inch/200cm cord for working the three largest sizes at their widest circumference.