November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1170 - 1400 yards (1070 - 1280 m)
30 (30½, 31, 31½, 33½)" diameter at widest point
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A hexagonal bubble popover is cozy and easy to wear as well as boldly stylish. Knit in Shelter, this playful garment is worked from the center out, with spines of delicate cables delineating each segment and forming a criss-cross that makes Cusp surprisingly flattering. When the back and front are complete, the live stitches are united from the wrong side using the Joinery bind-off. The sleeve openings, collar, and hem are edged in double rib. The sample is shown in a tinted neutral — Postcard — but Cusp would be elegant at the ends of the spectrum in Cast Iron or Fossil, too.

This pattern is part of Olga Buraya-Kefelian’s CAPSULE Collection for Brooklyn Tweed. You can purchase all patterns in this collection as an ebook at


The back is worked circularly from the center out. The front is worked in the same manner to the beginning of the armhole slits, then each section is worked flat.


1170 (1210, 1245, 1285, 1400) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


9 (9, 9, 10, 10) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Postcard


20 stitches & 32 rounds/rows = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One each 32” and 40” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Hem Ribbing)
One 32” circular needle one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Finished Dimensions

30 (30½, 31, 31½, 33½)“ diameter at widest point
Intended to fit chest sizes 34 (36, 38, 40, 42–44)”
Sample shown is size 30½“ diameter on model with 35” chest

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Circular Cast On
Joinery Bind Off (Three Needle Bind Off)

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.