The Magda Pullover is available as an individual pattern for $7.00 or as part of the Primo Knits Collection, featuring Primo Aran and Primo Worsted yarns by The Plucky Knitter. Primo Knits includes three hats (Asher, the Magda Slouchy & the Magda Beanie), a cowl (the Magda Cowl), and two sweaters (Moonshiner & Magda). There will be a Plucky Knitter update in early January 2014 in which the yarns and coupons for the individual patterns and the ebook will be offered. To be notified of the update, please sign up for mailing notifications at the Mind of Winter or Plucky Knitter Website. (Join both and get yarn update and pattern release announcements in the future!)
The Magda Pullover features a unique combination of cables and lace displayed on a modern silhouette. The fit is intended to be slightly over-sized with extra-long raglan seams that create a dolmanesque look, but it can be worn less loosely, and incorporates gentle waist-shaping to accentuate womanly curves. The sleeves are between three-quarter length and bracelet length. The neckline is also unconventional - rounded, but with a feminine dip under the collarbone in the front. Magda is a perfect mix of the traditional and the new, which will provide a timeless sweater that is simultaneously on-trend.
The sample is shown in The Plucky Knitter Primo Aran in the “Pinehurst” colorway. The pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters, with basic knowledge of lace and cabling. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.
basic lace knitting (yarnovers, k2tog, ssk)
decreasing (see special techniques at end)
increasing (see special techniques at end)
32 1⁄2(34 3⁄4,38 3⁄4,41 1⁄4, 43 3⁄4,46 1⁄4, 50, 52 1⁄2, 56, 58 1⁄2)”
82.5 (89.5, 98.5, 105, 111,120,127, 133.5, 142, 148.5)cm
bust circumference after seaming.
23 3⁄4 (23 3⁄4, 23 3⁄4, 23 3⁄4, 26 1⁄4, 26 1⁄4, 26 1⁄4, 26 1⁄4, 26 1⁄4, 26 1⁄4)”
60.5 (60.5, 60.5, 60.5, 66.5, 66.5, 66.5, 66.5, 66.5, 66.5) cm long.
The sweater is intended to be worn with 1 -3” / 2.5-7.5 cm positive ease. Sample measures 35 1⁄4” / 89.5 cm and is modeled with 3” / 7.5 cm positive ease.
6 (6, 7, 7 / 8, 9, 9 / 10, 10, 11 ) skeins The Plucky Knitter Primo Aran in “Pinehurst”;
200 yds / 183 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g; 75% merino wool / 20% cashmere / 5% nylon.
Sweater requires approximately 1080 (1160, 1260, 1350 / 1540, 1650, 1740 / 1860, 1970, 2060) yds / 990 (1060, 1160, 1240 / 1400, 1510, 1590 / 1700, 1800, 1880) m aran weight yarn.
needles & notions
US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needle.
US 6 (4.0 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle.
OR sizes necessary to make gauge.
2 locking stitch markers waste yarn
18.5 sts and 28 rows equal 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch using US 7 (4.5 mm) needle, after blocking. Eyelet cable panel measures 7” / 18 cm wide.
The body and sleeves are worked flat, in pieces, from the bottom up. The raglans, sleeves, and side seams are seamed, then stitches are picked up around the neckline and the collar is knit in the round.
Sl 1 st, k1 , pass slipped st over.
Sl 1 st, k2tog, pass slipped st over.
Make 1 st by lifting the running thread onto the left- hand needle from back to front and knitting it through the front loop.
Make 1 st by lifting the running thread onto the left- hand needle from front to back and knitting it through the back loop.
Knit 1 st, sl last st back to left-hand needle, use right- hand needle to pass second st on left-hand needle over first st, return first st to right-hand needle.
Ssk, sl last st back to left-hand needle, use right-hand needle to pass second stitch on left-hand needle over fisst st, return first st to right-hand needle.