Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Top-Down Cropped Pullover

This is a great sweater to throw on over a tank top for extra warmth on a cool summer evening. If you would prefer a longer sweater, you can just keep working until it’s the length you want, since the sweater is worked from the top-down.

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.

The openwork 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, 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: 30.5 (35, 39, 43, 47.5, 50, 54.5, 57, 61, 67, 71)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4–6″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight cotton blend yarn: 775 (875, 950, 1125, 1225, 1300, 1450, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800) yards. Note: If you plan to increase the length of the BODY or SLEEVES, be sure to purchase extra yarn. Model knit in Cotton Fleece by Brown Sheep Company (80% Pima cotton / 20% merino wool, 100 g skein = 215 yards): Color# CW520 Caribbean Sea.

Needles and Notions: One size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 29” long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 12” long (16” long for size 1X and above); one set of five size 6 (4 mm) double-pointed needles (dpn); one size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 16” long; stitch markers (including removable stitch markers); waste yarn

Gauge: In Openwork Pattern, 23 stitches and 28 rows = 4″/10 cm using larger needle, blocked.

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