Felix Pullover by Amy Christoffers

Felix Pullover

Knitting
January 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
600 - 1000 yards (549 - 914 m)
Finished measurements 39 (43 ½, 48, 52 ½, 57)”
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A cropped top down raglan with an eyelet motif incorporated into the raglan increases. This was designed to be the perfect sweater to wear layered over tunics and dresses though I find it is well suited to high waisted pants as well. I suggest putting all the stitches on waste yarn and trying the sweater on before you begin the ribbing to be sure you have a length you will like and will enjoy wearing.

This is a very easy and very quick knit with a light aran weight yarn worked at a relaxed open gauge. The Léttlopi yarn will bloom and soften when washed creating an incredibly warm and shockingly light weight sweater- like a down jacket but better.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

39 (43 ½, 48, 52 ½, 57)” around chest at underarm
21 (23, 24, 26, 27)” from right front cast on to right neck edge.
Shown in size 43 1/3, worn with 7” of positive ease.

Selecting the correct amount of ease is a very personal, please choose a size based on your own preferences, a range between 2 to 10” of ease is suggested for this garment.

If choosing to knit this with less ease for a more fitted look please review the measurements on the schematic and consider adding more length to the body and plan your yarn purchasing accordingly.*

MATERIALS

650 (700, 850, 950,1050) yards Aran weight yarn
Shown here in Istex Léttlopi (100% wool; 109yd 100 m/50 g): 9427 ‘Rust Heather’ 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.

The pullover is worked at a very open gauge for this weight of yarn. If substituting yarn look for Aran or chunky weight yarns and be careful to match gauge. Yardage amounts are approximate and selecting a different style of yarn may result in more or less yarn required.

Needles
US 10/6mm: circular 16” and 24” or longer for body and a set of 4 or 5 DPN for sleeves.
US 8/5mm: circular 16” and 24” or longer, and a set of 4 or 5 DPN for sleeve cuffs.
US 5/3.75mm circular or straight for tubular cast on (optional)

Notions required
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Gauge
14 stitches x 20 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
Adjust needle size to obtain gauge

NOTES

The yoke is worked from the top down in the round with eyelet increases. The body and sleeves are seperated at the underarm and worked down in the round.

There is a video of me demonstrating the long tail tubular cast on on the Berroco Youtube channel