Balboa Park Pullover by Irina Anikeeva

Balboa Park Pullover

Knitting
February 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 1670 yards (914 - 1527 m)
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL): to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56- 58)”/71-76 (81-86, 91-96, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137, 142-147) cm.
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This pattern is part of VERNAL: Collection of warm weather knitwear book. You can purchase all patterns in this collection as a print book with e-book combo at irmiandesign.com

Named after one of my favorite places to visit, San Diego’s beloved sight, Balboa Park, this pullover shows off clean lines with an open neckline. Twisted stitches incorporated into the lace pattern are supported by the twisted stitch ribbing on the curved hi-lo hem, cuffs and neckband of this top-down seamless garment.

There’s an added bonus to knitting textured sweaters in a yarn like Miss Babs Killington. The raised stitches don’t add unwanted bulk to your garment (or your body), making them lightweight enough for warm weather.

Sizes 
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL): to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56- 58)”/71-76 (81-86, 91-96, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137, 142-147) cm.

​Finished Measurements 
36 (38¼, 42¼, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”/90 (96, 106, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150) cm bust circumference.
Intended ease: +4-6”/10-15 cm
Shown in size M (42¼”/106 cm) on 38”/95 cm bust with 4¼”/10.5 cm of positive ease.

Yarn 
DK weight yarn (approximate amounts): 1000 (1060, 1170, 1250, 1350, 1450, 1560, 1670) yds/915 (970, 1070, 1143, 1235, 1326, 1427, 1527) m.
Miss Babs Killington (85% Polwarth Wool, 15% Tussah Silk; 700 yards/640 m in 8.5 oz/240 g), Oregon Mist: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins.

Needles 
Sizes US 5/3.75 mm: 24-32”/60-80 cm circular.
Size US 4/3.5 mm: 24-32”/60-80 cm circular, 16”/40 cm circular and set of double-pointed. (Optional: spare needles of same size).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions 
Stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle, crochet hook E/3.5 mm for Crochet Chain Provisional cast on.

Gauge 
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch or charted pattern on size US 5/3.75 mm needle, after blocking.

Notes
• This pullover is worked from the top down with round yoke shaping.
• Knitters may consider placing stitch markers between chart repeats.
• The wrap and turn short-row method is used to raise the back neck and shape the curved hem. This method can be substituted for any other short-row method of the knitter’s choice.
• Stitch pattern is charted and has written instructions.