Osprey by Jacqueline Cieslak

Osprey

Knitting
September 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in half brioche stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
875 - 2250 yards (800 - 2057 m)
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
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DESCRIPTION

OSPREY is a squishy, simple pullover with clean lines and quiet texture. This pattern was adapted from PLOVER, the lightweight warm-weather cardigan in a loose gauge that was originally published in Making No. 9 / SIMPLE. Knit in a heavier yarn at a denser gauge than Plover, Osprey includes 9 sizes and drections and yarn requirements for two lengths (cropped/full length). This versatile pullover makes the perfect layering piece for any cool-weather wardrobe.

This pattern is designed to work in anything from fingering to dk/worsted weight yarn. I’ve written up a blog post with sample swatches and some notes about how to substitute yarns at different weights. Read it here!

 
 
SIZING

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

To get a sense of how this sweater might fit you, check out the test-knitting round-up on my blog here.

To choose your size, measure the circumference of your torso around the fullest part of your chest and choose the size that fits with 6-14” of ease. If you are between sizes, you can size up or down depending on whether you want more or less ease in the bicep.

Size123456789
Inches404448525660646872
CM101.5112122132142152.5162.5172.5183

 
In the pattern photos, Jacqui is wearing a cropped size 6 (60” /152.5cm) with 6” of positive ease.
 
 
GAUGE, NEEDLES, NOTIONS

Gauge: 16 sts and 34 rows over 4”/10cm in half brioche stitch after blocking

Recommended needles:
Main needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) 32”/80 cm circular needle

Notions: stitch markers, locking stitch marker, stitch holders or scrap yarn, darning needle
 
 
YARN

This sweater is designed for a sport weight wool/wool blend. I knit my sample in The Farmers Daughter Fibers Recollect (57g / 185 yd / 169 m), a 100% Montana Rambouillet wool with a loose ply that is super soft with a subtle tweedy texture.

CROPPED:
Size123456789
Skeins55667891011
Yards8759251000110012251375155017501975
Meters800850925100011251250142516001800

 

FULL LENGTH:
Size123456789
Skeins6778910111213
Yards107511501250137515501725195022002475
Meters100010501150125014251575177520002250

 

Other suitable yarns:

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Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
Drops Baby Merino
Berroco Ultra Wool DK

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Custom Woolen Mills Field & Forage
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
Quince & Co. Chickadee
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra

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The Farmers Daughter Fibers Pishkun
Ocean by the Sea Meadow
Magpie Fibers Nest Sport

SHARING

☀️ See pictures of other Osprey Pullovers and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram with the hashtag #OspreyPullover. Be sure to tag @jacquelinecieslak too! ☀️

Clothes in pattern photos: The overalls are the Burnside Bibs by Sew House Seven, sewn in Merchant & Mills European Linen from EWE Fibers. Please note that I cannot answer questions about clothes that are not made from my own for-sale patterns!

Thank you Kristina McGrath for her work as tech editor on this pattern.