Helen by Jill Wolcott


January 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Sweet Violets
US 7 - 4.5 mm
850 - 1325 yards (777 - 1212 m)
XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
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This pattern available as part of the Goddess Collection or as stand-alone pattern with the Helen Hat, which is listed separately.

Let your knitting skills launch a thousand ships! Marvel at the timeless beauty of this boldly feminine sweater and matching hat, fittingly named for the goddess Helen. The pullover blooms into shape from the bottom up with a Sweet Violet eyelet pattern, while an extraordinary cable draws attention as it swirls up the center of the body as well as the sleeves. If you’re not interested in swatching, the hat allows you to get a taste for the pattern while learning inventive construction elements.

moderate / ITR & flat, cables & eyelets


XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
Finished Body Circumference 35 (38) (41) (45.5) (49.5)“
Finished Length 20.5 (21.25) (22) (22.5) (23)”


4.75 sts/in and 8 rows and rnds/in = 19 sts/4” and 32 rows and rnds/4” in Sweet Violets
8.5 sts/in and 8 rows and rnds/in = 14 sts/4” and 32 rows and rnds/4” in Center Cable


Size 7(4.5mm) circular ndl, dpns, OR size to obtain gauge


Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or WY, extra needles for 3-ndl BO, cable needle (optional)


Kauri Bulky 10 ply from Zealana, 60% Fine New Zealand Merino, 30% possum, 10% silk, 40g/94 yds (85m)
Pullover 9 (9) (10) (11) (12) skeins

As Shown

Model Size Medium
Color Blue Pania

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