New York Sour by Thea Colman

New York Sour

June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in textured pattern (also in stockinette), based on final blocked fabric
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1100 - 1700 yards (1006 - 1554 m)
37(40,43,45.25,48.75,51.75)(54.5,57.5,60.25,66.25,69)” 94(101.5,109.25,116.25,123.75,131.5)(138.5,146,153,168.25,175.25)cm circumference around sweater body, based on finished fabric.
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New York Sour is a simple, textured pullover designed to highlight the gorgeous heather and subtly varied colors of Jill Draper’s new Ansel yarn.

The sweater features overall texture, with just a few design elements here and there to ensure neat transitions, easy finishing, and a little detail to keep it interesting.

For my sample sweater, I chose a two shades of Ansel, and worked them in a simple colorblock pattern. However, this pullover easily lends itself to additional blocks, allover stripes, a few accent stripes on a solid background, or a solid version (see the test knits!!). You can decide yourself, depending on the amount of Ansel colors that call your name or the amount of yarn you have in stash.

The simplicity of the pattern, the range of sizes, and the ease of modifying fit also makes this a fantastic unisex pattern - as well as an appropriate sweater for either an adult OR your teenage child - as seen here, and in a test or two. Adjusting fit is simple and notes are included in the pattern.

New York Sour is knit in two pieces, and then seamed at shoulders and sides. Collar and sleeves are picked up and worked in the round from the seamed body.

Texture pattern is both charted and written.


37(40,43,45.25,48.75,51.75)(54.5,57.5,60.25,66.25,69)” 94(101.5,109.25,116.25,123.75,131.5)(138.5,146,153, 168.25,175.25)cm circumference around sweater body, based on finished fabric.

Sweater worn with 6”/15.25cm of positive ease around bust. I suggest 5-7”/12.75-17.75cm of positive ease for fit as shown.

Yardage per size:

I’ve listed both total yarn needed, and broken out the amount needed in each color for a colorblock version as shown:

  • Total Yardage

1100(1150,1200,1300,1350,1400)(1500,1550,1600,1700,1700)yds/ 1005(1050,1100,1090,1235,1280)(1375,1420, 1465,1555,1600)meters for entire sweater.

Yardage for Colorblock

Color A, Powder Puff 3, gray: (60% of total) 660(690,720,780,810,840)(900,930,960,1020,1050)yds 600(630,660,715,740,770)(825,850,875,935,960)m

Color B, Powder Puff 2, pink: (40% of total) 440(560,480,520,540,560)(600,620,640,680,700)yds 400(410,440,475,495,515)(550,565,585,620,640)m

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