4-3-2 Ribbed Pullover by Natalie Wilson
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4-3-2 Ribbed Pullover

December 2005
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in k4, p4 rib, slightly stretched
US 10 - 6.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
5.5 mm (I)
1020 - 1368 yards (933 - 1251 m)
36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" (91.5 [101.5, 112, 122, 132] cm) bust circumference

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Winter 2005: “Classic ribs take on a new angle in this comfortably fitted pullover. Ribbed panels tilt from the vertical to follow the classic V-neckline, while rib patterns of 4-3-2 stitch widths on the back and front meet at the shoulders for a clean finish. Worked in a luxurious silk/wool blend, the sweater is a pleasure to wear next to the skin.”

Finished Size: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)“ (91.5 101.5, 112, 122, 132 cm) bust circumference.

Yarn: Reynolds Rapture (50% silk, 50% wool; 72 yd 66 m/50 g): #429 brass, 14 (15, 16, 18, 19) skeins. Yarn distributed by JCA.

Needles: Size 10 (6 mm): straight and spare circular (cir) or extra set of needles for working the three-needle bind-off. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch holders; markers (m); removable markers or safety pins; spare cir or waste yarn for holding sleeve cap sts; sizes G/7 and I/9 (4.5 and 5.5 mm) crochet hooks; tapestry needle.


  • To reduce bulk where the sleeves join the body, the sleeve cap stitches are not bound off. Instead, the open loops are joined to the armhole using slip st crochet. This technique creates a smooth, flexible seam.
  • The side seams use up one stitch at each side for the garment body and sleeves. The measurements on the schematic show the actual size of the pieces, including all stitches, for blocking purposes. However, the stitches lost in the seams are not counted toward the finished bust size.