Red Pullover with High Collar by Pam Allen

Red Pullover with High Collar

January 2002
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1056 yards (966 m)
S (M, L)

Pages: 306-310.

Pattern description from Knitting for Dummies: “Here’s another basic sweater with simple construction - an angled armhole, flat sleeve top, and no neck shaping. You can see it pictured in the color insert. The schematic in Figure 18-3 shows the shapes of the pieces. I’ve given this sweater a contemporary feeling by using a long ribbed border on the sleeve cuffs and body and then blocking out the rib for a relaxed shape that doesn’t cling. You can knit this sweater quickly on size 9 needles. You’ll want to make one in each of your favorite colors. Notice that I’ve worked the shaping (increases and decreases) 2 stitches in from the edges instead of right at the edge. I think it’s easier to seam this way, and I like the way it looks. The line of shaping stitches is clearly delineated. If you prefer to hid your shaping, by all means work your increases and decreases on the 2 stitches at each edge.”


  • To fit small (medium, large)
  • Bust 19.5 (20.5, 22.5) inches
  • Length 20 (20.5, 21) inches
  • Width at upper arm 16 (17, 18) inches


  • Eight 3.5-ounce (100-gram) skeins (each approximately 132 yards) of Cascade Yarns Pastaza in #19 (red)
  • One pair size 9 needles
  • One size 9 circular needle
  • 16-inch stitch holders.

Note: “You’ll need to know how to decrease and increase to make this sweater. If you need to review these techniques, turn to Chapter 8.”