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Technical editing by Alison Green. Model credit Jackie Pawlowski. Photo credit Amy Herzog.
Harrogate is a refined, comfortable pullover in a wool-lover’s wool. The classic cabled pullover is traditionally somewhat boxy and less-curvaceous; Harrogate updates the original with vertical waist shaping darts, hourglass cables, and a figure-skimming silhouette. It retains intricate-looking stitch patterns, strong vertical elements, and a lusciously woolly yarn.
Cables create an eye-catching vertical panel on the front, and the sleeves and back are simply trimmed in twisted 1x1 rib. The mock turtleneck neckline keep you warm on the chilliest of days. The combination of ribbing and simple cables gives a look that’s decidedly more complex than the actual knitting.
It is worked in pieces and then seamed, with set-in sleeves. The neckline is worked in the round after finishing.
Lorna’s Laces Masham is a sturdy, soft, wonderfully woolly wool with a subtly marled color texture. It works up into a beautiful springy and substantial fabric. Should you decide to substitute yarn, you will need approximately 700 (759, 827, 873, 943, 985, 1066, 1120, 1197, 1260, 1347, 1449) yds / 638 (692, 754, 796, 860, 898, 972, 1022, 1091, 1149, 1228, 1321) m.
Harrogate is incredibly versatile and offers great options for all body types. As written, the neckline and sleeves balance one another out, flattering proportional figures. The strong vertical cable panels narrow the torso and obscure details of the body. Top-heavy shapes might consider lengthening the sweater; bottom-heavy shapes might consider shortening it or the sleeves slightly. Busty figures might consider dropping the neckline into something deeper.
Vertical darts enable easy customization to fit your needs. Should you desire less waist shaping than specified, either omit the shaping rows entirely, or omit/reduce only the shaping on the front of the sweater. Bustier women can work more increases on the front of the sweater, and not in the back. Extra stitches should be decreased into the neckline.
As with all patterns, compare the schematic against your own measurements and make alterations as necessary. Thanks so much for your support!