Javelin pullover by Teti Lutsak

Javelin pullover

Knitting
May 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
820 - 1750 yards (750 - 1600 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) see more details below
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Javelin was born during a very difficult time. On February 24th, 2022 Russia attacked Ukraine and the world as I knew it ceased to exist. I am Ukrainian and my whole family is back in Ukraine. To not fall apart I kept knitting.

Javelin is an old Celtic word, which means a light spear thrown in a competitive sport or used as a weapon. There’s also a portable anti-tank missile system called Javelin, that’s being used by Ukrainians to stop the invaders. I like the melodic sound of it and even though I could come up with a more romantic name for this design, I feel it most appropriate.

Javelin is about strength and resilience. But under the hard textured shell of the top and edges there is a soft and humble soul of the body. The pullover is knit top-down in the round with straight sleeves gathered at the cuffs and a boxy, slightly cropped body. You can take a closer look at my sample and discover the design process in this podcast episode.

Sizes

  • The pattern is written for nine sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) with a finished bust circumference of ca. 89 (98, 109, 120, 129) (140, 149, 160, 169) cm // 35 (38.5, 42.75, 47.25, 50.75) (55, 58.5, 63, 66.5) in incl. ca. 15 cm (5.75 in) of recommended positive ease.
  • The sample is slightly cropped and shown in size 2 on a 160 cm (5.3 ft) tall model with ca. 84–66–94 cm (33–26–39 in) body measurements. For more of the finished garment measurements, please refer to the schematic.

Yarn

  • ca. 330 (355, 385, 435, 485) (535, 595, 640, 680) g or 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Highland DK by LITLG, 100% untreated highland wool with 225 m (246 yds) in 100 g skein, shown in colourway Thistle;
  • or ca. 743 (799, 866, 979, 1091) (1204, 1339, 1440, 1530) m // 812 (874, 947, 1070, 1193) (1316, 1464, 1575, 1673) yds of any other DK/worsted weight yarn.
  • Estimated yardage includes +10% extra, but if you wish to add more body/sleeve length, plan for some extra yarn.

Needles and notions

  • 3.5 mm (US 4), 4.0 mm (US 6) and 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needles;
  • spare cables, spare circular needles or scrap yarn to keep stitches on hold;
  • 4.0 mm (US 6) cable needle (optional);
  • a few stitch markers;
  • a tapestry needle or a crochet hook to weave in the ends.

Gauge

  • 18 sts & 22 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles measured over stockinette stitch worked in the round after blocking;
  • 22 sts & 28 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 4.0 mm (US 6) needles measured over 1x1 half twisted ribbing worked in the round after blocking;
  • 24 sts & 30 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 4.0 mm (US 6) needles measured over the textured pattern of the yoke worked in the round after blocking;

Adjust the needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Errata.

!! En el patron en español hay un pequeño error en la vuelta 37. Dice P2, K1 retorcido pero debe decir P2, K2 retorcido.