Moving into colder weather, the diamond brocade of this cozy pullover is reminiscent of lace – winter lace. Johanna’s simple brocade repeat and slim-fitted styling create a romantic silhouette. Bodice and sleeves are long. Garter bands define the waist, neckline, and hems. A 3-button placket closure at the shoulder gives easy access and a bit of additional decoration.
Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Length: 24, 24.5, 24.75, 25, 25.25, 25.5, 25.75 inches
Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yds per 50g skein); Color: twig; 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 1275, 1425, 1580, 1750, 1910, 2100, 2250 yards; I always buy extra.
Needles and notions, etc.
1 set US #5/3.75mm straight needles, or size to obtain gauge
T-pins for blocking
3 - ½ inch buttons
24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in St st
24 sts and 35.2 rows to 4 inches in diamond brocade pattern
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques: knit, purl, garter stitch, k2tog, k2tog tbl, stitch pick up around neckline, blocking, and seaming.
12 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, and assembly diagrams.