Ochoco Sweater by Kay Hopkins

Ochoco Sweater

January 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and/or st pattern using Larger needle after wet blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1380 - 2190 yards (1262 - 2003 m)
XS(S, M1, M2, L)(XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) See below for msmts.
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Ochoco is such a fun pullover to make and to wear! This is a very comfortable sweater that can be dressed up or down. Try it on as you go (the beauty of top-down and seamless) and make it exactly the length you desire. The dropped shoulder shaping and texture make this a perfect pullover.

The pattern includes options for cowl, double-crew, and funnel neck and you can make that decision at the very end after you try it on. There is also a non-lace option included. Shoulders are shaped with short rows and there are optional increases to the hips and short rows to add a bit of extra length in the back for wearing comfort.

Ochoco will look great in any DK weight yarn that meets gauge and has good drape and stitch definition. Advise minimal color variation so the stitch pattern is not lost. This is an intermediate level pattern that could be accessible to an advanced beginner knitter.

Sizing is inclusive with intended ease of 6 inches / 15 cm.

This pattern has been professionally tech-edited and tested.

Inspiration: The beautiful Ochoco Mountains are located in central Oregon at the western end of the Blue Mountains. There’s also the Ochoco National Forest, Ochoco Reservoir, Ochoco Creek, and, last but not least, the quaint Ochoco Lake County Campgrounds.

XS(S, M1, M2, L)(XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) Designed to be worn with 6 inches / 15 cm ease at chest.

Finished Chest: 36.25(40.75, 45, 48, 52.25)(55, 59.75, 64, 68.25) inches / 92(103.5, 114.5, 122, 132.5)(139.5, 152, 162.5, 173.5) cm.

Choose size that is about 6 inches / 15 cm larger than chest measurement!

Julie Asselin Leizu DK shown in color Apres la Pluie. You can save 15% on Leizu DK with code Ochoco at Monttricot here through Jan 15, 2023.
Lolodidit USA DK OR Miss Babs Killington DK

OR can use any DK yarn that meets gauge, has minimal color variation, and good stitch definition. Yarn usage will vary depending on gauge and specific yarn used. See YarnSub.com for yarn substitutions.

Estimated Yarn Required
1380(1470, 1520, 1570, 1660)(1770, 1880, 2080, 2190) yards / 1256(1338, 1383, 1429, 1511)(1611, 1711, 1893, 1993) m.

Yardage will vary depending on gauge and specific yarn used.

Written for Intermediate Knitters but is accessible to an adventurous Advanced Beginner knitter.
Skills Used: Increases, decreases, German Short Rows (link to tutorial included), easy slip/twist stitch (video tutorial provided), yarnovers, pick up stitches, Lateral Braid (video link included).