James by Devin Ventre


October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1340 - 2330 yards (1225 - 2131 m)
XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL]
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James is a captivatingly romantic pullover with just enough ease to make it comfy and wearable. It’s sharp enough to pair with dress pants for a more upscale occasion and comfortable enough to marry with a jean skirt for a fall picnic.

This pattern includes options for:
• three quarter or long sleeves
• two different yoke depths for a crisper fit or more relaxed fit
• using two or four colors
• optional pockets for candy and yarn (at least that’s what I carry around in there)
• a straight or split hem

All directions for both sweaters are thoroughly explained in this single pattern.

Pattern Notes
James is a top down, round yoke pullover with stripes and lace in the yoke and easy stockinette in the body. The optional pockets are shown with enchanting little stripes on the inside, and the sleeves and hem sport an extra little pop of color. The optional split hem includes short rows in the back for a longer, rounded hemline.

XS (S, M, L) XL, 2XL
Finished Bust Measurements: 34.75 (40.5, 46.25, 50.5) 53.25, 60.5” / 88.5 (103, 117.5, 128.5) 135.5, 153.5 cm

Shown in size S on a 35” bust and worn with 5.5”/ 14 cm positive ease.

The pattern is written for the two-color option, and additional information for making it with four colors is included in parentheses. Also, because several options are given, the yardage is calculated for the most yarn you would need.

22.5 sts/ 34 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on smaller needles
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Yarn Requirements
Barrett Wool Co. Home Fingering (100% American Wool; 370 yd (338 m)/100 g skein)

For Color A
3 (4, 5, 5) 5, 6 skeins or 1100 (1250, 1500, 1650) 1800, 2000 yds / 1006 (1143, 1372, 1509) 1646, 1829 m of a fingering weight non-superwash wool

For Color B (if using 2 colors)
1 skein or 238 (266, 266, 296) 296, 326 yds / 218 (243, 243, 271) 271, 298 m

For Colors B (if using 4 colors), C and D
1 skein of each color or 119 (133, 133, 148) 148, 163 yds / 109 (122, 122, 135) 135, 149 m for each color

Two-Color Option
Color A: Picket Fence
Color B: Ellie Gray

Four-Color Option
Color A: James
Color B: Picket Fence
Color C: Humble Gold
Color D: March Wind

Highlighter or pen to mark directions for your size/options throughout pattern
16-inch US #3/3.25 mm circular needle (gauge needle) or size required to get gauge
32-inch US #3/3.25 mm circular needle (gauge needle)
32-inch US #4/3.5 mm circular needle (one needle size up from gauge needle)
DPNs for sleeves US #3/3.25 mm (set of 4 or 5)
DPNs for cuffs US #2/2.75 mm (set of 4 or 5)
2-4 pieces waste yarn
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle