Vela by Julie Hoover


January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Slip Stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1870 - 2920 yards (1710 - 2670 m)
34¼ (38¼, 42¼, 46¼, 50¼, 54¼)" circumference at chest
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Allover texture and an A-line shape give this simple Loft pullover effortless style. A subtle Eye of Partridge pattern—usually seen in sock heels—lends interest to the skirt and sleeve fabric, while a garter slip stitch creates a woven effect for the bodice. The result is a graceful, seasonless layering piece that’s easy to dress up or down.

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.


The upper back and front are worked flat from the bottom up. After partial garment assembly, the sleeves are picked up from the armhole edges and worked circularly from the top down. The lower body is picked up and worked circularly from the top down.


1870 (2085, 2310, 2530, 2725, 2920) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Bale


24 stitches & 45 rows = 4” in Garter Slip Stitch, after blocking
24 stitches & 42 rounds = 4” in Stockinette Slip Stitch, after blocking


One each 16” and 32” circular needles, in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Finished Dimensions

34¼ (38¼, 42¼, 46¼, 50¼, 54¼)“ circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 38¼” with 3¼“ ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Slip-Stitch Selvedge
Sloped Bind Off
Pick up and Purl

Skill Level

3 out of 5