Labyrinth Pullover by Marianne Isager
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Labyrinth Pullover

October 2009
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with garter stripes on each side of labyrinth patterns
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1620 - 1890 yards (1481 - 1728 m)
Child's 4 (8)

Child’s sweater inspired by a lovely cap found at a market in Peru. Sweater is worked in stranded two-color garter stitch. Labyrinth patterns are worked in a combination of stockinette and slip stitch, and the body and sleeve stitches on each side of the labyrinth patterns are worked in stockinette with garter stripes.

Sweater body is worked back and forth in rows in one piece beginning at lower back, working up and over the shoulders, with stitches cast on and bound off at each side for sleeves, and then down the front to the lower edge.

Finished Measurements:
About 25 (30½)“ / 63.5 (77.5) chest circumference

Yarn: Fingering-weight, super fine yarn

  • About 100 (125) grams of a background color (A)
  • About 50 grams each of five accent colors
  • Model in book used Isager Alpaca 2 (50% merino, 50% alpaca; 247m / 270yds; 50g / 1.76oz): 2 (3) skeins for Color A; 1 skein each for the other five colors. (Note: Some colors in the model have been discontinued; substitute colors of your choice.)


  • Size 3 mm / US 2, 60 cm / 24” or 75 cm / 30” circular needles
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge


  • Markers
  • Stitch holder
  • Tapestry needle
  • 6 (8)“ / 15 (20.5) cm zipper
  • Sharp-pointed sewing needle
  • Contrasting basting thread
  • Matching sewing thread (for attaching zipper)