This pattern is part of Lost in the Woods - a collection of 12 patterns by three designers.
Walking in the forest on a misty morning is the surest way to calm my mind and restore equilibrium. This soft hug of a pullover offers similar peace, thanks to its generous cowlneck, extra-long sleeves and gently wandering cables. Whether out in the woods or curled up on the sofa, it’s your wearable security blanket.
Bust: 83 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm / 32.75 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64) in. Shown in size L with 2.5 cm / 1 in negative ease at full bust.
If using a pure alpaca yarn as recommended, this garment is likely to grow out with wear, enhancing the relaxed feel, so factor that into your choice of size. A wool blend will retain its shape better, so you might allow more ease.
Skills: working in the round; German short rows (tutorial included); cables; increasing and decreasing; picking up stitches; three-needle cast-off (tutorial)
1220 (1315, 1465, 1555, 1695, 1805, 1940, 2045, 2135) m / 1335 (1440, 1605, 1700, 1850, 1975, 2120, 2235, 2340) yds of DK yarn. Alpaca offers ideal warmth and softness with drape.
Sample uses GGH Baby Alpaka; 100% undyed alpaca, 101 m / 110 yds per 50g ball: 16 balls in colour 09, medium grey
8 stitch markers
1 large and 2 small stitch holders yarn needle
The sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up, with exposed sleeve and shoulder seams. It is worked inside out to minimise purling.
You will need to follow multiple sets of shaping instructions at the same time (these at-the-same-time sections are clearly flagged). Use of a row counter or two is recommended!