Village Green Pullover by Miriam L. Felton

Village Green Pullover

January 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
835 - 1550 yards (764 - 1417 m)
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] corresponding to bust circumference of 28[32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52] inches (71[81.25, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132]cm). For specific measurements, see schematic on page 4.
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This sweater is worked seamlessly in one piece from the collar down, but unlike the raglans you may be familiar with, this sweater features a flattering capped sleeve. Some techniques may be unfamiliar to you, but are clearly explained in the body of the pattern. You will use short row shaping over the first few inches to shape the front neck. The shoulders are created using the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers, SusieM on Ravelry

The decorative ruching on the body and sleeve is created after the knitting is complete by dropping stitches then chaining them up. See video tutorial at

This sweater is designed to be worn with 0-1 inch (0-2.5 cm) of negative ease. The narrowest point of the sweater should hit at the natural waist. Sweater is shown in 36 inch finished size on a 36 inch bust.

Yarn: 835 {950, 1070, 1190, 1310, 1425, 1550} yards of DK weight yarn. Sample shown in Wooly Wonka Fibers Freya DK (100% BFL Wool, 325 yds per 125 g skein) in ‘Wisp’; 15 wpi.
Gauge: 24 stitches & 32 rows in 4 inches (10cm) square in stockinette stitch after blocking.
Finished Sizes: XS {S, M, L, 1x, 2x, 3x} corresponding to bust circumference of 28 {32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52} inches (71{81.25, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132}cm). For specific measurements, see schematic on page 4.
Needles: 3.75mm (US 5) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge. You will need a 16-inch circular, a 24-inch circular, and your preferred method for working smaller circumference for the sleeve (see note). For the larger sizes, you might also prefer a 32-inch needle to work the majority of the body. And your preferred method for working smaller circumference for the sleeves (see note).
Notions: Five stitch markers, plus one that looks different for the beginning of round, scrap yarn to hold live stitches, tapestry needle to weave in ends, crochet hook in size H, I, or J.
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, m1, kfb, kfpb (knit into the front and purl into the back of next stitch), pfkb (purl into the front and knit into the back of next stitch), wrap & turn short rows with detailed instructions, various cable stitches with detailed instructions, use of markers, slipped stitches.

Sleeves are a small circumference worked in the round. They can be done with double pointed needles, a very short circular needle, two circular needles or magic loop, depending on your preference. Whichever method you choose, please be sure you have the appropriate needles in the right size to get gauge.

11-Feb-2013: There were a few sentences lost during layout that have been added back in. Updates were sent for patterns purchased before 11-Feb-2013 and the file is updated now. If you have a print version, see the errata link on this page for the changes.

14-June-2016: After reworking it in a different yarn I’ve adjusted the yardages to include more padding and have much better estimates for the larger sizes. There have also been the following changes (in bold):

Body Dec Rnd: (k to 3 sts before marker, ssk, k1, sm, k1, k2tog) twice, k to end of round.

Body Inc Rnd: (k to 1 st before marker, m1, k1, sm, k1, m1) twice, knit to end of rnd.