This sweater pattern can only be found in Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures by Hannah Fettig of Knitbot. With a graceful neck fashioned with short rows, Lesley lends itself well to a closer fit in bouncy, warm wool. Knitted in a loosely spun aran weight yarn, it’s a comfortable pullover suitable for both indoor and outdoor adventures.
The pictured sweater is knitted seamless from the top down. If you prefer seamed knits, a second set of instructions is included to knit the pullover in pieces. This will yield the same result. For more on why you might choose one construction method over the other, see page 40 of the book. In both versions, the collar is picked up and knitted last.
If you are in-between sizes, Hannah suggests sizing down for a more fitted pullover. When choosing your size it is always a good idea to check your actual body measurements against all the measurements given in the pattern schematic.
GIFT SET includes selected yarn and the book Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Osprey by Quince & Co. (100% Wool; 100g/170yds): 4 (5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 7, 8) Skeins
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (85% Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/190yds): 4 (4, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) Skeins. Lamb's Pride Worsted is one of the best yarns for sweaters due to its tight twist and heathered look. This yarn is made and sourced in the United States, too! Please feel free to PRE-ORDER any color not in stock from Brown Sheep's catalog of colors. Allow 5 extra days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Twist by Malabrigo (100% Baby Merino Wool; 100g/150yds): 5 (5, 6, 6) (7, 8, 8, 9) Skeins. Malabrigo is well-known for their beautiful kettle-dyed yarns. Each yarn is layered with color and depth to make some of the most beautiful garments available on this wonderfully soft baby merino wool yarn. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability (This yarn is imported from Uruguay and can be on backorder in the most popular colorways), and allow at least 7 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Odin by Viking of Norway (100% Superwash Wool; 100g/175 yds): 4 (5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 7, 8) Skeins. Odin is a self-striping, long gradient yarn and will make a lovely striped sweater for the adventurous knitter. Please note that this is a single ply yarn and may pill in high abrasion areas.
NEEDLES: Size US 9 / 5.5mm & US 10 / 6mm 16" & 32" circular needles and set Double Points in each size, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders or waste yarn, Tapestry needle
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - short rows used
GAUGE: 14 sts x 20 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles
SIZE: S (M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) Modeled with .5" negative ease
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 32 (36, 40, 44) (48, 52, 56, 60)"
YARDAGE: 650 (725, 825, 900) (1000, 1075, 1175, 1275) yds
Images courtesy of Daniel Hudson