Comfortable and stylish with a flattering drape, Strange Weather is an easy pullover that lets the yarn take centre stage. This sweater is worked flat in two pieces from cuff to middle, and joined with a three needle bind off at the centre front and back. Seam each side from shirttail shaping to cuff, work a simple garter stitch neckband, and you’re done. Strange Weather comes in a wide range of sizes, to fit busts from 30 in/76 cm to 61 in/155cm with 6-10 in/15-25 cm of ease. Pattern includes tips for selecting your yarn, adjusting the sleeve length, body length, and neckline depth, and for adding extra room around the hips. To make Strange Weather, you will need to know how to knit, purl, and seam. Instructions for working a three needle bind off are included in the pattern.
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) (156, 162.5, 170) cm. Intended to be worn with 6-10in/15-25cm ease. The sample shown is size 3 (46 in/117cm), worn with 10 in/25cm of ease at the full bust on a 5 ft 7 in/ 170cm tall model.
Yarn: Shibui Knits Nest (75% fine highland wool, 25% alpaca; 175 yds/146m per 1.76 oz/50g): 7 (8, 8, 9) (10, 11, 11) (12, 13, 14) skeins (shown in Graphite)
Needles: US7/4.5mm circular needle 36 in/80cm length or longer (or size needed for correct gauge)
US6/4.0mm circular needle, 24 in/60cm or shorter (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: 21 sts & 28 rows = 4 in/10cm in stockinette stitch worked flat and blocked
Pattern PDF download: $8 USD
Photos © Gale Zucker 2019.