Birds and leaves zig and zag across the stranded yoke
of this slightly fitted pullover with a long lean profile and a Peruvian influence.
Seamless pullover is knit in the round from the top down.
Short rows shape the neckline, darts shape the waist.
Sleeves and sweater end with ribbing and a tidy tubular bind off. Neat trim around neckline is attached I-cord. All the colorwork is stranded except for the little diamond shapes, which are worked later as duplicate stitch.
0-2” ease recommended; shown in size 36 with 0 ease.
Yarn: Wool or wool blend yarn in 10 colors.
Shown in Sunday Knits 3 ply (246 yds/225 m per 1 ¾ oz /
50g skein) Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere): 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins in charcoal, 1 skein in earth; 1 mini skein (99 yds/90 m per ¾ oz / 20g skein) each of Nirvana in berry; Angelic (75% merino 25% angora) in tomato and buff; Eden
(100% merino) in curry, grape, lagoon, sage and pickle.
Substitute any light sport or fingering weight yarn in a wool or wool blend that works to gauge.
Needles: Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needles 24” / 60 cm or 32” / 80 cm long, second set of circular needles the the same or any smaller size (for tubular bind off only); size 4 US / 3.5 mm double-pointed needles for attached I-cord trim.
Gauge: 28 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stranded Stockinette stitch;
26 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in solid color Stockinette stitch.
Skills used: Stranded knitting, tubular bind off (explained), attached I-cord (explained), duplicate stitch