Ocean City Pullover by Nicky Jensen

Ocean City Pullover

May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Mesh patt.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1310 - 2358 yards (1198 - 2156 m)
37 (41½, 48, 54½, 61)"
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

The Ocean City Pullover blends a quick-to-learn mesh pattern with two repeats of a lace motif inspired by sand dollars. Make this sweater with positive ease for a relaxed fit and enjoy the cotton wool blend yarn for warm-weather wear. This pullover is worked in the round from the top down with raglan shaping.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 37 (41½, 48, 54½, 61)“ circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 37”; modeled with 5½” of positive ease.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Anchor Bay (50% cotton, 50% superwash merino wool; 262 yd 240 m/3½ oz 100 g): #17 dew, 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16”, 24”, and 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 34 rnds = 4” in Mesh patt.

For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at www.interweave.com/interweave-knitting-glossary.


  • This pullover is worked in the round from the top down with raglan shaping.
  • The Sand Dollar chart decreases some stitches at the beginning of the repeat and increases at the end of the repeat. At the end of Row 1, there are only 10 stitches per pattern repeat; this increases back to 12 stitches on Row 2. I recommend using additional markers to keep track every few pattern repeats, and paying careful attention to the chart and how it aligns with the previous round as you work.
  • On some rounds of the Mesh pattern, when working with double-pointed needles, the last stitch on the needle will have to be transferred to the next needle in order to continue in pattern.
  • Slip stitches knitwise with yarn in back.
  • Change to longer circular needle when necessary

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