Ascutney Pullover by Amy Christoffers

Ascutney Pullover

September 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 1540 yards (640 - 1408 m)
33[37, 41, 45, 50, 54, 58, 62] inch finished chest
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This pattern is available for free.

There is no intarsia in this pattern. May I repeat that? There is NO intarsia in this pattern – it’s all done with short rows! The body and sleeves of this pullover are worked as separate pieces, back and forth in rows. The fit of this pullover is very forgiving – I like it a little oversized, like a cropped sweatshirt that pairs equally well with dresses and skirts as it does with jeans, but it would work just as well with zero or even a little negative ease (for a super 70’s vintage look). It all depends on your personal style.

For this reason, the best way to add length to this pullover is do so after all the short rows have been completed when you are working just with C3 (the main color) before beginning the yoke. For a twist you could also add rows in C1 before you begin the short row section. It’s always best to review the schematic carefully before you begin knitting to plan out any length changes you may want to make.

For women’s XSS, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X
shown in size M with 5 inches/13 cm of ease

Chest/Bust: 3337, 41, 45, 50, 54, 58, 62 inches/ 8494, 104, 114.5, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5 cm
Length: 2324, 25, 25.5, 26, 27, 28, 28.5 inches/ 58.561, 63.5, 65, 66, 68.5, 71, 71 cm

Berroco Pirouette 41% Baby Alpaca, 41% Merino wool, 18% nylon; 140yd/128m per 50g ball;
spacer C1 2330 Driftwood; 11, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 balls
spacer C2 2342 Golden; 1 ball
spacer C3 2303 Barley; 22, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7 balls
spacer C4 2306 Dove Grey; 1 ball

Recommended needle size
always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique
spacer 1 US #8/5mm needles circular needle, 28 inch/70cm long
spacer 1 US #6/4mm circular needle, 16 inch/40cm long

Useful but not required:
spacer 1 US #8/5mm needles circular needle, 16 inch/40cm for raglan shaping
spacer 1 US #6/4mm circular needle, 28 inch/70cm for body hem and stitch holder

spacer yarn needle for sewing seams and for weaving in ends
Note: stitch makers may be helpful to mark short rows, but are not necessary

15 sts/22 rows/rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch
Note: gauge is always taken after blocking