Quadrille Pullover by Kathleen Dames

Quadrille Pullover

October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st; 23 sts and 28 rows = 4" in Hourglass pattern; 15-st Hollow Oak chart = 2 3/4" wide.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
900 - 1575 yards (823 - 1440 m)
33 1/4 (36 1/4, 39 1/4, 42 1/4, 46 3/4)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 33 1/4", modeled with 1 3/4" of negative ease.
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With gracefully waving Hourglass and Hollow Oak patterns, Quadrille will have you dancing in no time. Feminine waist-shaping and 3/4 sleeves ensure they know you are the “lady”, even when you take the lead.

Originally inspired by a knitted Irish wool vest my grandmother brought back from Ireland, Quadrille highlights the delightful Hollow Oak cable with its waving stitches, bobbles, and seed stitch. But I thought we needed a little something MORE, so Hourglass stitch fills the front panel and wends its way up the sleeves. To streamline the design a little, the underside of the sleeves, sides, and back are in Stockinette Stitch, which made room for waist shaping to make this figure-flattering.

Of course you can always leave off the waist-shaping, if that’s not for you. Or make the sleeves (and/or body) longer to fit YOU.

What you’ll love about knitting Quadrille:

  • worked bottom-up in the round, which makes for an almost finish-free knit
  • bobbles, cables, and twisted stitches make the knitting fun without being overwhelming
  • ribbing at hem, cuffs, and collar flows smoothly into/out of the main stitch patterns

What you’ll love about wearing Quadrille:

  • DK weight sweater is the perfect weight for multiple seasons, especially with 3/4 sleeves
  • waist shaping makes for a figure-flattering knit
  • collar is slightly dropped in the front to highlight your collar bones

Size/Finished Measurements
Finished bust circumference 33¼ (36¼, 39¼, 42¼, 46¾) inches; shown in size 36¼ inches with 1¾ inches of negative ease


  • Yarn Love Yarn Amy March DK (100% wool; 280 yd/4 oz): Cranberry, 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) skeins
  • US5 (3.75 mm): 16-inch and 29-inch circulars and set of double-pointed
  • Markers
  • Removable markers
  • Cable needle (optional)
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle

20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
23 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Hourglass pattern
15-st Hollow Oak chart = 2¾ inches wide

Skills Needed

  • casting on
  • binding off
  • knitting
  • purling
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • working stitches out of order (cabling)
  • following charts for cables

Previously published in Interweave Knits Winter 2015
Photography: Nicholas Dames
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