Bloc Pulli by Kathleen Dames

Bloc Pulli

June 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
900 - 1800 yards (823 - 1646 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)" shown with 4" ease
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If you have a weakness for amazing-colored sock yarn and a known aversion to knitting socks, what are you to do? Knit yourself a Bloc! Contrasting cuffs shaped with short rows and a garter stitch edging at the collar set off that sock yarn from a straightforward body with a round yoke that doesn’t distract from the gorgeous color blocking.

What you’ll love about knitting Bloc Pulli:

  • Short-row shaping on the long cuffs is fun to work
  • Sometimes you want a bit of in-the-round comfort knitting - you’ve got it! Nary a purl in sight (just three purl half rows to raise the back of the neck)
  • Sideways-knit collar means no tight (or fiddly) bindoff plus you’ve mastered a wonderful and useful technique

What you’ll love about wearing Bloc Pulli:

  • Color blocking!
  • Lightweight yarn makes this a great multi-season sweater you’ll reach for all the time
  • Though not fitted in the body, the properly-sized yoke ensures you’ll look pulled together

Size/Finished Measurements
Women’s XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X (shown in size M with 4” ease)
Chest circumference: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56 inches


  • MC: Harrisville Designs Shetland (100% Wool; 217 yards/198 Meters per 50 gram skein); color: Midnight; 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7 skeins
  • CC: Madeline Tosh Tosh Sock (100% Superwash Merino; 395 yards/361 meters per 114 gram skein); color: Tomato; 1 skein for all sizes (50g skein of fingering-weight yarn is sufficient for XS, S, and M sizes)
  • US3/3.25mm 29-inch circular needle
  • US6/4.0mm 29-inch circular needle
  • Set of US6/4.0mm DPNs
  • Waste yarn or stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

20 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in MC in Stockinette stitch on larger needle
24 sts x 48 rows (24 ridges) = 4 inches in CC in Garter stitch on smaller needle

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off
Short rows

Technical editing by Karen Clark choochooknits
Test knitting by voodikon and ryam
Photography by Nicholas Dames

Everything you need to create your own beautiful Bloc Pulli is provided in the professionally designed (by me!) pattern.