Knitting Season (pullover) by Kate Davies

Knitting Season (pullover)

Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette - back and forth and in the round
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1804 - 2286 yards (1650 - 2090 m)
to fit bust 30-36 (38-42, 44-48, 50-56) in

This pattern is currently exclusive to Kate’s Knitting Season club (which you can join via this link)

Knitting Season Pullover

This oversized pullover features a bold motif, created in a combination of intarsia and stranded knitting which is surprisingly simple to work.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m / 120yds per 50g skein)
Yarn held double in the following shades:
A Squall: 12 (13, 14, 16) x 50g skeins
B Haar: 3 (3, 3, 3) x 50g skeins

Needles and Notions
Gauge size and below gauge-size needles of your preferred length for working pullover body and hem
Gauge size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumfer-ences for sleeves, neck and cuffs
Above gauge-size needle (2 or 3 sizes larger than gauge-size) of any length for working 3 needle bind off
6 lengths of waste yarn (for holding stitches at shoulders and neck)
Lockable stitch markers or safety pins
Tapestry needle

Gauge
14 sts and 19 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stockinette worked back and forth and in the round (with yarn held double). Use 6.5mm / U.S. 10.5 needle as a starting point for swatching. You may find it useful to be particularly attentive to potential differences in your gauge when working small circum-ferences (sleeves).

Sizes
Finished bust / hip circumference: 127 (137, 147, 157) cm / 50 (54, 58, 62) in
Wear with at least 15cm / 6in, and up to 51cm / 20in, positive ease. This is a loose and easy-fitting garment which has been designed to fit actual hip / bust measurements in the range 70-91.5 (96.5-106.5, 112-122, 127-142) cm / 30-36 (38-42, 44-48, 50-56) in. Pick the range within which your actual measurements fall. Shown in the first size with 30cm / 12in positive ease.
A schematic and detailed sizing table is included in the pattern.

Pattern notes
The body of this pullover is worked back and forth, in two pieces, with the knitting season motif worked in a combination of stranded colourwork and intarsia over the front piece only. The shoulders are shaped using a simple short row method and joined with a three-needle bind off. Side seams are joined, and the sleeves are picked up and worked down, in the round. Ribbing is picked up around the bottom of the pullover and worked in the round (length can be added here, if required) and the neck ribbing is finally worked to a double thickness by being folded, and securely attached to the inside.

Special Techniques
German short rows
Three needle bind off
Stranding / Intarsia combination (tutorial included in pattern)