Over by Joanne Seiff


October 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
545 - 872 yards (498 - 797 m)
bust sizes 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48)"/76 81 (86-91, 96.5-101.5, 106.5-112, 117-122)cm
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If the warm weather’s over … Here’s an over the head, over-sized, and an over-comfortable sweater for throwing on when you need to feel enveloped with wool. Watch it snow, drink some tea and scoot closer to the fire. Over’s ready for you! The lofty, light texture of Lopi, a bulky-weight single-ply wool, creates a draped, light effect when knitted on larger needles, but each air pocket holds in warmth.

This bottom-up pullover’s knit in the round, requiring knitting, purling, decreases, and a three needle bind-off if you like. The sleeve length is designed to hit at the wrist bone (to avoid getting in your soup!) but can be easily adjusted for a personalized fit. It’s an ideal first sweater.

Over is meant to have a lot of ease, roughly 12-14”, but is flexible. Looking to reduce stash? Two strands of worsted or four strands of sport weight yarn may be just the ticket—knit a gauge swatch and wash it first to double check.

Accessibility Note: This pattern offers an additional Low Vision pdf option, with Arial 24 point sans serif font in all black text and photo captions. It has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out. If there’s a chart included, there are also written instructions- the chart is not needed to complete the pattern.

Finished Measurements of Over:
Over is a drop sleeve, oversized, bottom-up pullover, sized to fit bust sizes 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48)“/76-81 (86-91, 96.5-101.5, 106.5-112, 117-122)cm with 12-14”(30-35.5cm) of ease at the bust. It measures 44 (48, 52, 56, 60)”/112 (122, 132, 142, 152)cm at the bust when blocked.

Length of pullover will vary according to your adjustments when knitting to fit. The schematic shows suggested length.


Approximately 545 (654, 654, 763, 872) yd/500 (600, 600, 700, 800)m of bulky weight yarn that knits to the correct gauge


5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins of Istex Alafoss Lopi

52”/132cm Sample Used:
6 skeins Istex Alafoss Lopi, 100% wool, 109 yd (100m)/3.53 oz (100g) per skein, color Cadet Blue 0098
(Note: This color is no longer produced, but Indigo, shade 9959, is a very close match.)

Size 11 (8mm) 32” circular knitting needle or size to get gauge
Size 11 (8mm) double-pointed needles or size to get gauge
Size 11 (8mm) 16”-24” circular knitting needle or size to get gauge (optional: for neckline)

Notions Required:
Marker or bit of scrap yarn
Tape measure
Row counter (recommended)
Waste yarn or stitch holder
Tapestry needle
Blocking pins, if desired

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.