Textured and top-down! This pullover is the final installment in my Quabbin Series and is dedicated to the former town of Enfield, Massachusetts.
Enfield is constructed in top-down fashion with raglan sleeves and a textured stitch pattern. It begins by casting on for the sleeves, back, and fronts, and working flat for several rows before casting on the remaining sts for the front--this deepens the neckline a bit and keeps the pullover from falling off the shoulders.
A simple engineering trick maintains the textured pattern when joining in the round to complete the bodice to the hem, and a generous cowl adds to the charm of a very cozy sweater.
Make it with regular-length long sleeves, or elongate the ribbing at the cuff with an added thumbhole for an even snugglier garment.
Ribbing at the sides of the bodice and sleeves do most of the shaping for you, so I’ve worked in less waist shaping that I typically do for pullovers. I also recommend anywhere from 0-3” of positive ease in this garment rather than negative ease, so chose a size that either matches your bust size or is a bit bigger.
Gauge: 20 sts & 28 rows/4 inches (after blocking) in stst on size 6 (4 mm) needle (or size to obtain gauge).
Sizes: 30(33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 49, 51)” bust. Finished bust measurements: 30.4(33.6, 36, 39.2, 42.4, 44.8, 48, 51.2)”. (Size 33” is shown on the model).
6(6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins Hikoo by skacel Simplinatural (183 yds/skein, color Grey Flannel) or
5(5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins The Plucky Knitter Snug Worsted (230 yds/skein color Dancing Queen), or approx:
1030(1125, 1250, 1325, 1460, 1600, 1740, 1825) yards of worsted weight yarn (yardage estimates include elongated sleeves with thumbholes. Regular long sleeves will require approximately 36(40, 46, 52, 60, 65, 72, 80) fewer yards).