Vortex Pullover by Kristen TenDyke

Vortex Pullover

Knitting
November 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in ridged rib pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1210 - 2080 yards (1106 - 1902 m)
30¾ (34½, 38, 41½, 45, 48½, 52¼, 55¾)" (78 [87.5, 96.5, 105.5, 114.5, 123, 132.5, 141.5] cm)
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The body and sleeves of the Vortex Pullover are worked separately from the lower edge to the underarm, where they are joined and worked together while working set-in shaping to the shoulders. A few short-rows are worked at the shoulders to decrease the remaining sleeve cap stitches and to shape the slanted shoulders and the back neck. When you’re working the body, you have the option to add a pouch pocket that is not shown on the sample. I just love pockets and would put them on everything if I could, but I wanted to show some sweaters without them. See page 80 for instructions on how to add a pullover pocket!

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Finished Size
About 30¾ (34½, 38, 41½, 45, 48½, 52¼, 55¾)“ (78 87.5, 96.5, 105.5, 114.5, 123, 132.5, 141.5 cm) bust circumference and 26 (26¼, 26½, 26¾, 27, 27½, 27¾, 28¼)” (66 66.5, 67.5, 68, 68.5, 70, 70.5, 72 cm) long.
Pullover shown measures 34½“ (87.5 cm).

Yarn
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Shown here: Mountain Meadow Wools, Cheyenne (100% Mountain Merino, 190 yd 174 m/100 g): moss, 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins.

Needles
Size U.S. 8 (5 mm): 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
Markers (m); cable needle (cn); holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle.

Gauge
18 sts and 27 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in ridged rib pattern.
26-st cable panel = 43⁄4” (12 cm).

Techniques
Circular knitting with circular needles and dpns
Cables
Short-rows
Multiple stitch patterns at the same time
Picking up stitches
Three needle bind-off
Using a stitch holder or waste yarn
Increasing and decreasing in pattern