Celosia Pullover by Amy Gunderson

Celosia Pullover

January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in St st.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1048 - 1834 yards (958 - 1677 m)
32¾ (37, 42¼, 47¼, 53, 58¼)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 37"; modeled with 3" of positive ease.
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The Celosia Pullover is made especially for spring, with its open lace yoke and lightweight cotton-silk yarn. The sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down, and yoke increases are worked into the lace and traveling-stitch pattern. A second lace pattern appears at the bottom hem.

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 32¾ (37, 42¼, 47¼, 53, 58¼)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 37”; modeled with 3” of positive ease.

Yarn Fibra Natura Papyrus (78% cotton, 22% silk; 131 yd (120 m)/1¾ oz (50 g)): #229-04 dogwood, 8 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14) balls. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” and 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 29 rows = 4” in St st.

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  • This pullover is worked in one piece from the top down with round yoke shaping. Short-row shaping is used to create a more comfortable fit in the back. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.


On round 23 of the chart, the k2tog (second st from the end of the chart) should not be there. Instead, this should simply be a knit stitch. This is an increase round, so the yarnovers are not balanced by decreases.