Moonless Pullover by Jacqueline Cieslak

Moonless Pullover

Knitting
April 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1110 - 2530 yards (1015 - 2313 m)
9 sizes by finished full bust/chest circumference of 36-68"/90-170cm
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DESCRIPTION

MOONLESS is a cool color-blocked day dream of a sweater, designed for play in both the knitting and the wearing. With deep armholes and seamless set-in sleeves, Moonless features a boxy, sporty silhouette that is equally well-matched with your favorite slacks or under a cozy jumpsuit. The pattern includes 9 sizes, options for cropped or full length, options for a scoop neck or crew neck, and yarn requirements and instructions for making a 1- or 2-color version.

SIZING

All of my garment patterns are #sizeinclusive to fit up to at least a 60”/150cm full bust circumference.

FINISHED BUST/CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE:
In inches: (36, 40, 44) [48, 52, 56] {60, 64, 68}
In centimeters: (90, 100, 110) [120, 130, 140] {150, 160, 170}

To choose your size, measure the circumference of your torso around the fullest part of your chest and choose a size that fits with 4-6”/10-15cm of positive ease. To see how the pattern fits across the size range, check out the test knitting round-up here.

In the photos, Tuck is wearing a size 4 (48”/120cm) with 4”/10cm of positive ease at the chest and 2.5”/6.5cm at the bicep.
 
 
GAUGE, NEEDLES, NOTIONS

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows over 4”/10cm in stockinette after blocking

Recommended needles:

  • Main needles: US 4 (3.5mm) 32”/80cm circular
  • Smaller needles for ribbing: US 2.5 (3 mm) 32”/80cm circular

Notions: stitch markers, darning needle, one set of spare circular needles several sizes smaller than main needles
 
 
YARN

This sweater was designed in Modus Operandi Fibers merino fingering (434 yards/396 meters/115g), a fingering weight 100% nonsuperwash merino with an incredibly soft and bouncy hand and a tight ply.

YARN REQUIREMENTS:
 
2-Color crop:
2 YARNS (same amount for each): (555, 605, 650) [700, 750, 805] {855, 905, 975} yards / (505, 555, 595) [640, 685, 735] {780, 830, 890} meters
 
2-Color full length:
2 YARNS (same amount for each): (710, 775, 835) [905, 965, 1035] {1105, 1175, 1265} yards / (650, 710, 765) [830, 880, 945] {1010, 1075, 1155} meters
 
1-Color crop:
SINGLE YARN: (1110, 1210, 1300) [1400, 1500, 1610] {1710, 1810, 1950} yards / (1010, 1110, 1190) [1280, 1370, 1470] {1560, 1660, 1780} meters
 
1-Color full length:
SINGLE YARN: (1420, 1550, 1670) [1810, 1930, 2070] {2210, 2350, 2530} yards / (1300, 1420, 1530) [1660, 1760, 1890] {2020, 2150, 2310} meters
 
Other suitable yarns:

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Holst Garn Supersoft
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport
BC Garn Bio Balance GOTS

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Malabrigo Finito
The Fibre Co. Amble

$$$
Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock
Wandering Flock Fingering Singles
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering

 
SHARING

See pictures of other Moonless pullovers and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram with the hashtag #MoonlessPullover. Be sure to tag @jacquelinecieslak too!