Imbolc Pullover by Josie Mercier

Imbolc Pullover

October 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1113 - 1749 yards (1018 - 1599 m)
30 (34, 38½, 42, 46, 50)" bust circumference
This pattern is available from for $6.50.

This pullover features two sunburst-like lace hexagons inset into the sweater so that they wrap around the ribs at the left and right sides of the pullover, creating waist definition. Each hexagon is knit from the center out and bound off.

The front and back are each knit flat to the bottom of the hexagon inset, at which point stitches are bound off at each side. The pieces are shaped to accommodate the hexagon inset, after which more stitches are cast on and the front and back pieces are worked to the shoulders.

The sweater has a feminine deep U neckline. The cuffs, hem and neckline are trimmed in tidy 1x1 ribbing.

For more information about the inspiration for the name of this pullover, please see the designer’s blog post.