St Helier Pullover
Mary Anne Benedetto
Finished Size 33 (36½, 40½, 44½, 48½, 51½)” bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 36½”, modeled with 2½” of positive ease.
Yarn Imperial Yarn Tracie Too (100% wool; 395 yd 361 m/4 oz 113 g): #02 pearl gray, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins.
Needles Body and sleeves—size 5 (3.75 mm). Neckband—size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
Gauge 24 sts and 35 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles.
The St. Helier Pullover pays homage to traditional gansey styling, while adding something new with the illusion of a shirttail. The look is achieved by knitting the body from the bottom up, then picking up stitches from the back side of the hem and working down. The gansey eyelet motif in the yoke is mirrored in the shirttail.