Big Thaw Pullover by Amanda Berka
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Big Thaw Pullover

July 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15.25 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
46" chest

Sizes 40 (42, 44, 46, 48, 50)“ chest
Yarn Zitron Loft Classic (100% wool; 110 yd 101 m/50 g):
• #1213 brown, 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins
Yarn distributed by Skacel
Gauge 15¼ sts and 23 rows = 4” in St st
• Size 10 (6 mm): 36” circular (cir) needle
• Markers
• Yarn needle
• Optional: Size 10 (6 mm): 16” cir needle and doublepointed needles (dpn) for sleeves

This hybrid saddle/shirt yoke style sweater is uniquely constructed from the top down. Additionally, the set-in sleeves are worked down from the shoulder to cuff using a short row technique for the sleeve cap. A simple garter slip stitch pattern adds interest to the front as well as hem, neckline, and cuffs.

This errata applies only to the Knitscene, Fall 2008 version. They were corrected in the reprinting which appeared in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2009. These errata are also available on the Knitscene website.

Corrections are in bold

Slip-Stitch Motif should

RS rows knit
WS rows k4, sl 1 wyib, k4

Rnd 1 knit
Rnd 2 p4, sl1 wyf, p4

In the Yoke/Saddle section (first paragraph of the

Next row (WS) BO X sts, purl rem 16 sts.

In the first paragraph of the second column.

Next row (WS) Purl to 4 sts past ssecond m, pick up wrap and p2tog tbl
with wrapped st, p4, wrap next st, turn.

Also, when working the wraps on the RS k2tog tbl (or ssk) should be used instead of p2tog tbl as instructed in the pattern.

Other Tips:
The sweater is mostly worked in St St. There is no pattern stitch worked in any short row area. The hem/cuff/neckline are all garter in addition to the garter-slip-st motif used down the center front.

Some folks are confused by the directions in the same paragraph to:
“Work until piece measures X less than desired armhole depth.” This should be measured at
the edge of the piece - where the armhole is, not the center back
since that length will be different (longer) due to the short rows.