Billie pullover by Sari Nordlund

Billie pullover

Knitting
December 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Moss stitch on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
941 - 2023 yards (860 - 1850 m)
84 (95.5, 104.5, 110.5, 120.5, 130, 139, 149, 159) cm / 33.5 (38, 41.75, 44.25, 48.25, 52, 55.75 59.75, 63.75) inches including the intended ease of 2.5-10 cm / 1-4 inches
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I have always loved cable pullovers, especially off-white ones. I love wearing them, I love knitting them, I love looking at them. I think they look good on everybody and work with any style - it doesn’t matter if your style is punk or classy, sporty or cute. I have Pinterest boards full of photos of cabled pullovers, so when I realized I didn’t actually even own a classic raglan cable sweater, I knew it had to be immediately fixed! I wanted to create a timeless piece, but with a few twists, such as the seamless top-down construction, double folded neckband and tubular bind off for the cuffs and the hem. So I hope you enjoy Billie, it definitely became my forever favorite.

The Billie pullover is knitted seamlessly top-down starting at the neckline. The cable pattern is easy to memorize and raglan increases over the cable pattern are charted. The sleeves and body are separated at the underarm and knitted separately. Lastly the neckband is picked up from the body and knitted in the round.

The cable patterns are charted only, no written charts.

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished bust circumference: 84 (95.5, 104.5, 110.5, 120.5, 130, 139, 149, 159) cm / 33.5 (38, 41.75, 44.25, 48.25, 52, 55.75 59.75, 63.75) inches including the intended ease of 2.5-10 cm / 1-4 inches
Length from hem to underarm (adjustable): 32 (32, 32, 32, 35, 35, 35, 37, 37) cm / 12.5 (12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 13.75, 13.75, 13.75, 14.5, 14.5) inches
Raglan length: 20 (21, 22, 23.5, 25.5, 27.5, 28, 29, 31) cm / 8 (8.25, 8.75, 9.5, 10.25, 11, 11.25, 11.75, 12.25) inches
Sleeve length from cuff to underarm (adjustable): 44 (44, 44, 46, 46, 46, 48, 48, 48) cm / 17.5 (17.5, 17.5, 18.25, 18.25, 18.25, 19, 19, 19) inches
Upper arm circumference: 33 (35, 36, 39, 41, 44, 47, 51, 54) cm / 13.25 (14, 14.5, 15.5, 16.55, 17.5, 18.75, 20.5, 21.5) inches
Cuff circumference: 29 (29, 33, 33, 33, 35, 35, 39, 39) cm / 11.5 (11.5, 13.25, 13.25, 13.25, 14, 14, 15.5, 15.5) inches
Note: Please be aware that adjusting the length of the garment will also affect the amount of yarn needed to finish the project.

Yarn
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins of Cascade 220 (100 % wool; 201 m / 220 yards per 100 g) or 860 (950, 1050, 1150, 1260, 1390, 1530, 1680, 1850) m / 940 (1040, 1150, 1260, 1380, 1520, 1670, 1840, 2020) yards of similar worsted weight yarn, shown in colorway 8010 Natural.

Needles
4 mm / US6 DPNs or a circular needle with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for cuffs
4 mm / US6 circular needle with a cable length of 40 cm / 16 inches for the neckline
4 mm / US6 circular needle with a cable length of 80 cm / 32 inches for smaller sizes and 100 cm / 40 inches for larger sizes for the hem
4.5 mm / US7 DPNs or a circular needle with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for sleeves
4.5 mm / US7 circular needle with a cable length of 80 cm / 32 inches for smaller sizes and 100 cm / 40 inches for larger sizes for the body
Note: Always use the needle size that gives you the right gauge!

Gauge
22 sts and 22 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches in Main cable pattern on larger needles, after blocking
20 sts and 22 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches of Moss stitch on larger needles, after blocking

Notions
16 stitch markers
cable needle (if using)
waste yarn
sewing needle
blocking tools