Severus Pullover by Josie Mercier

Severus Pullover

July 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1680 - 2520 yards (1536 - 2304 m)
32 (38 1/2, 42 1/2, 46 1/2, 50)" chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 42 1/2"
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24 sts of center cable patt = 3 1/2”.

This sweater is inspired by what Professor Severus Snape might wear if it became necessary for him to wear Muggle clothes, such as for a covert mission for The Order of the Phoenix. Since he often had to wear poor-fitting clothes as a child, the adult Snape owns a small number of garments that are excellently fitted and of top quality.

The Severus pullover features a central column of off-set cables reminiscent of flickering flames, flanked by narrow, serpentine cables. The sleeves feature the same serpentine cable, which travels the length of the sleeve and forms a saddle shoulder. Snape is often described as sweeping “bat-like” through Hogwarts in his wizard’s robes, so the sleeves of the Severus pullover are minimally tapered, as Snape does not care for restrictive sleeves.