Basket Weave Pullover by Melissa Leapman

Basket Weave Pullover

January 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in basketweave pattern on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2230 - 2676 yards (2039 - 2447 m)
S (M, L, XL)
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Pattern description from The Best of Interweave Knits: “Melissa Leapman enjoys knitting projects that blend beautiful, basic yarns with simple, easily memorized stitch patterns. The sweater pieces are worked separately from the bottom up and fitted together with a square (modified drop-shoulder) armhole. The shoulders are slightly angled for a classic fit. Designed for a man, this classic pullover features a basket weave pattern and casual zip-up neck in a soft merino wool. But the clean lines, comfortable fit, and richly textured stitch pattern, will appeal to women, too.”

Finished Size: 44 (48.5, 53, 57.5)“ (112 123, 134.5, 146 cm) chest circumference.

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium)
Patons Classic Wool (100% wool; 223 yd 204 m/100 g): #00252 tree bark mix, 10 (10, 11, 12) balls. Note: this particular yarn has been discontinued.

Needles: Body and sleeves - size 7 (4.5 mm). Ribbing - size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holder; marker (m); 9” (23 cm) zipper; sharp-pointed sewing needle and matching thread for inserting zipper.