Osborne Bay

  • A woman wearing a hand knit pullover, viewed from the front.
  • Close up of a woman wearing a hand knit pullover with a cable running up the sleeve into the neckband.
  • Side view of a woman wearing a hand knit pullover.
  • Close up of a woman wearing a hand knit pullover, showing the cable detail on the sleeve and the split hem.
  • Back view of a woman wearing a hand knit pullover.
  • Front view of a woman wearing a hand knit pullover.
  • Front view of a woman walking, wearing a hand knit pullover.
  • Back view of a woman wearing a hand knit pullover.
  • Schematic of assembled pullover

Named for a favourite local beach, the comfortable, customizable, size inclusive Osborne Bay sweater is just the thing for getting out and about on a chilly day. Osborne Bay features an unusual cuff-to-centre construction with subtle A-line shaping, a split hem, and cables that flow up the sleeve into the mock turtle neck. The pattern includes instructions for adjusting the front neck depth, adjusting the length, and adding to the front width while keeping the fit at the neck and shoulders. It also contains an illustrated tutorial for working the German short rows for the A-line shaping and body circumference adjustments.

Pattern PDF download: $8.50 USD on Ravelry or Payhip.

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10)

Finished Bust
40 (43, 46, 49) (52, 55, 58) (61, 64, 67) in/ 101.5 (109, 117, 124.5) (132, 139.5, 147.5) (155, 162.5, 170) cm.

Choose a size that is approximately 5-13 in/12.5-23 cm larger than your chest circumference right at the underarms, a.k.a. the high bust. See Pattern Notes for tips on adjusting the fit to add room in the front, if needed. See schematic for more detailed measurements.

The rust-coloured sample is size 2 (43 in/109 cm), worn with 6 in/15cm of ease at the full bust on a 5 ft 9 in/175 cm tall model, and the grey sample is size 6 (55 in/64 cm), worn with 12 in/30cm of ease at the full bust on a 5 ft 4 in/163 cm tall model.

Yarn
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Kingston (100% Targhee wool; 270 yds/247 m per 4 oz/113 g): 5 (6, 6, 7) (7, 8, 8) (9, 9, 10) skeins, shown in Lucas Avenue (size 2) & Wiltwyck (size 6)

Needles

  • US7/4.5mm circular needle 32 in/80cm or longer (or size needed for correct gauge)
  • US6/4.0mm circular needle, 16 in/40cm long (or one size smaller than gauge needle)
  • US7/4.5mm straight needles or circular needle 24 in/60cm length or longer (optional: if not using, you will need a spare needle size 4.5mm or smaller for 3 needle bind off. See Pattern Notes.)

Gauge
17 sts & 28 rows = 4 in/10cm in stockinette stitch worked flat and blocked. For a good fit, take time to check your gauge.

Notions
2 cable needles, 4 regular stitch markers; 4 removable stitch markers; yarn needle; scrap yarn for holding stitches

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