Broken Lines Pullover by Jennifer Dassau

Broken Lines Pullover

October 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
880 - 1320 yards (805 - 1207 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” bust.

Contrasting short row broken lines provide a pop of color and texture, while additional short rows shape the shoulders and the rounded hem. Worked seamlessly from the top down with simultaneous set-in sleeves, this sweater uses German short rows for both construction and detail.

Construction: The seamless, simultaneous set-in sleeve method allows you to work the back, front and sleeves at one time from the top down, while creating a tailored, set-in sleeve fit. Stitches are cast on for the back, and the back shoulders are shaped with a few short rows to create the shoulder slope; stitches are then picked up for each front shoulder, which is shaped with identical short rows. The back and fronts are united, while at the same time stitches are picked up at the shoulder edges for the sleeve caps, and sleeve cap shaping begins. The back, front and sleeves are worked simultaneously to the bottom of the armscye, with neckline, sleeve cap and armhole shaping.

Finished Size: About 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 36”.

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium)
Shown here: Harrisville Designs WATERshed (100% wool; 110 yd 101m/1.76oz/ 50g): Metro Silver (MC), 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted (100% merino wool; 250 yards 229m/4oz 113g): 1 skein each 090314 Lilac (CC1), 122214 Raspberry (CC2) and 042914 Peach (CC3).

Needles: Size 8 (5mm): 32” (80cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: 6 markers, 4 color A and 2 color B (m); 1 removable m; stitch holders; yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” in St st.