Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Killington Top-Down Pullover

This pullover is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while the front is picked up from the back shoulders and worked to the armholes. Then the back and front are joined and the body is worked to the bottom edge. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuffs, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, Japanese Short-Rows (explained in the pattern)

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 30 (34, 38, 42) (46, 50, 54) (58, 62, 66, 70)” bust. This pullover is intended to have 6″ of ease.

Materials: Worsted weight baby alpaca: 1005 (1095, 1190, 1315) (1445, 1580, 1685) (1810, 1930, 2030, 2140) yards. NOTE: If you plan to increase the length of the Body or Sleeves, be sure to purchase extra yarn.

Model knit in Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Aire (100% alpaca; 100 grams / 218 yards): color #5001.

Needles and Notions: Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) circular needle, 12″ (for sizes XXS-L), 16″ (for all sizes), and 29″ or longer, and one set of five double-pointed needles (for Sleeves), OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Sizes 11 (8 mm) and 13 (9 mm) circular needles, 16″ long, for Cowl Collar; stitch markers; 2 removable stitch markers; waste yarn.

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 16 stitches and 22 rows = 4″/10 cm using CC and smaller double-pointed needles, blocked.

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