Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Nantucket Top-Down Pullover

Nantucket, an island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is lovely — full of sun, sand, soft breezes, and historic New England architecture (one of my favorite things!). It’s a great place to spend lazy summer days. This top, like its namesake, is easy-going and comfortable, a top you’ll be happy to wear on any occasion. The waist nips in just enough to flatter your figure, and the scooped neck shows off your summer color and keeps you cool.

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: 28.25 (32, 36.25, 40, 44.25, 48, 52.25, 56, 60.25, 64, 68.25)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Light worsted/DK weight bamboo/wool blend: 585 (655, 750, 830, 940, 1025, 1135, 1235, 1345, 1430, 1550) yards. NOTE: If you plan to increase the length of the Body or Sleeves, be sure to purchase extra yarn. Model knit in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo (80% bamboo viscose / 20% wool; 50 grams / 104 yards): color #124 Perky Pink.

Needles and Notions: Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 24″ long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 12″ long or longer, and set of five double-pointed needles, for Sleeves; stitch markers in 2 colors; waste yarn; 2 removable markers

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 22 stitches and 27 rows = 4″/10 cm

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