Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Square Neck Side Slit Pullover

This is a very comfortable, easy-to-wear pullover. The square neck is flattering to many body types, and the side slit allows the pullover to skim the hips without clinging. The body begins with a separate front and back which are joined at the top of the slit. The body is worked in-the-round from the top of the slit to the armholes, then the front and back are worked separately to the shoulders. The sleeves are picked up and worked down from the armholes with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps, so you can adjust the sleeve length as you wish.

The checkerboard pattern is presented in written format.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

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

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

Finished Measurements: 30 (34.75, 37.5, 42.5, 44.75, 50, 54.75, 57.5, 62.5, 65.5, 70.5)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4–6″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight llama/wool blend: 900 (985, 1060, 1175, 1255, 1335, 1460, 1525, 1625, 1705, 1800) yards. Model knit in Royal Llama Silk by Plymouth Yarns (60% llama / 40% wool, 50 gram hank = 102 yards): Color# 1845.

Needles and Notions: One size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32” long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 16” long; one set of five double-pointed needles (dpn) size 7 (4.5 mm); one size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 24” long; stitch markers.

Gauges: In Garter Checkerboard, 19 stitches and 33 rows = 4″/10 cm using larger needle, blocked. In Stockinette stitch, 20 stitches and 27 rows = 4″/10 cm using larger needle, blocked.

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