Feather and Fan Flare
The beauty of circular-yoke sweaters is that the shaping increases can be evenly distributed throughout the upper body. If the increases are decorative, like the yarnovers punctuated with garter ridges in this pullover, they can create a lacy pattern without effort. The body of this pullover follows the basic circular-yoke instructions in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, but the needle size is progressively increased to open up and add swing to the lace pattern in the lower portion (change needles more frequently and increase to even larger needles for more flare). Similarly, the sleeves follow the basic instructions except they are decreased to number of stitches that accommodates four full pattern repeats, then the lace pattern is worked on larger needles to produce a pseudo bell shape. The neck is finished with a couple of garter ridges, and the front and back necks are shaped identically.