Dovetail Pullover by Kathy Zimmerman

Dovetail Pullover

January 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in rev St st on larger needles, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1105 - 1615 yards (1010 - 1477 m)
34 1/2 (38, 41, 44 1/2, 48, 51 1/2)“ finished bust circumference, after blocking
This pattern is available from for $6.50.

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Spring 2008: “A large winglike cable unfolds between mirrored ribs and rope cables in the center of the Dovetail Pullover. Kathy Zimmerman treats the reverse-stockinette background as a fourth pattern of its own, balancing texture elements with plenty of negative space. Simple set-in sleeves, waist shaping, and a wide scoop neckline keep the sweater light and streamlined. A seasonless medium-weight cotton yarn knits up into a pebbly, richly textured fabric.”

Finished Size: 34.5 (38, 41, 44.5, 48, 51.5)“ bust circumference

Notions: Cable needle (cn); markers (m); tapestry needle


  • “Work all increases and decreases one stitch in from edges.”
  • “When working shaping, if there are not enough stitches remaining to complete cable, work stitches in reverse stockinette stitch.”