Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Pittsfield Raglan Pullover

Pittsfield went through several design stages (and a few yoke reknits!) before I settled on the design shown here. I love how the movement of the simple lace on the front and back is beautifully balanced out by the stockinette sleeves. The body and sleeves of this pullover are worked in the round from the bottom up, then the pieces are joined at the armholes and the yoke is worked in the round to the beginning of the front neck shaping, after which the piece is worked back and forth in rows to the end.

The lace pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.


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Skill Level: Experienced

Skills Used: Lace knitting, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing in lace pattern, picking up stitches, Kitchener Stitch

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

Finished Measurements: 28 (33, 35.75, 40.75) (43.25, 48.25, 51) (56, 61, 63.75, 68.75)“ bust; intended to be worn with approximately 2–4” ease

Materials: DK weight wool: 1030 (1125, 1210, 1370) (1475, 1590, 1720) (1870, 2000, 2145, 2285) yards. Model knit in Cascade Yarns 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 50 grams / 164 yards): color #9404 Ruby.

Needles and Notions: Size 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 16” and 29” long or longer and one set of double-pointed needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 16” long; stitch marker; removable stitch markers; stitch holders or waste yarn

Gauges: In Stockinette stitch, 22 stitches and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm; in Lace Pattern, 22 stitches and 35 rows = 4”/10 cm, after blocking.

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