Liberty Tree Pullover by Norah Gaughan

Liberty Tree Pullover

Knitting
November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
960 - 1600 yards (878 - 1463 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL

A tree makes for a beautiful cable pattern. In designing this classic, body-skimming pullover, Norah Gaughan was thinking about Boston’s famed Liberty Tree, the location of the first public protest against the British government’s Stamp Act in 1765. The cable’s branches intertwine, then fan out at the edge of the yoke, tipped in bobbles that are not too bobbly. They are just bobbly enough.

Norah chose Spud ’n’ Chloe Sweater, a wool and cotton blend that we really love, for this timeless garment.

Notes
Pullover worked in round from top down to armholes; sleeves and body are divided and worked separately in round to bottom edge. Short rows shape back neck. Special technique: German Short Rows.

Materials
— Sweater by Spud & Chloë [100 g skeins, each approx 160 yds (146 m), 55% superwash wool / 45% certified organic cotton]: 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins Moonlight
— Size US 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 16” (40 cm) and 24” (60 cm) long or longer, and double-pointed needles (set of 4 or 5), or size needed to achieve gauge
— Size US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, 16” (40 cm) and 24” (60 cm) long or longer, and double-pointed needles (set of 4 or 5)
— Stitch markers
— Cable needle
— Waste yarn

Knitted Measurements
— Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)“ [81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm]
— Length: 25 (26, 261/2, 271/2, 28, 29, 291/2)” [63.5 (66, 67.5, 70, 71, 73.5, 75) cm]

Sizes
—To fit bust sizes 28–30 (32–34, 36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50, 52–54)“ [71–76 (81.5–86.5, 91.5–96.5, 101.5–106.5, 112–117, 122–127, 132–137) cm]

Gauge
—20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) over stockinette stitch, using larger needle