Retro Pullover by Stephannie Tallent

Retro Pullover

Knitting
January 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Moss stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 - 3630 yards (1006 - 3319 m)
31.75 (35.75, 39.5, 43.5, 47.5, 51.5, 55.5, 59.5, 64.25)” finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn with 4” of ease
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Note: Both versions of the pattern (the original Knit Picks version and my version in my style) are included for download on Ravelry.

Recalling the classically cozy comfort of some of the most iconic aran-style sweaters, you can channel the likes of Paul Newman and Marilyn Monroe with this terrific throwback. Traditional textures abound with a honeycomb cable panel flanked by simple twists and fishbone cables. Add some time-honored techniques, like saddle shoulders, and you’ve got an evocative garment that pushes all the right nostalgia buttons.

The Retro Pullover is a cabled sweater worked from the top down, with a crew neck and saddle shoulder. Saddle and yoke are worked flat, while body and sleeves are worked in the round. with 4” of positive ease.

This pattern is fully charted.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
31¾ (35¾, 39½, 43½, 47½, 51½, 55½, 59½, 64¼)“ finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn with 4” of ease

YARN
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted Tweed, 80% Peruvian Highland Wool / 20% Donegal Tweed (110 yards / 50 g), 11 (13, 16, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 34) balls. Shown in Down Heather 25458.

NEEDLES
US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles for ribbing, or one size smaller than size to obtain gauge

GAUGE
32 sts and 32 rows = 4” over Cable Pattern, blocked
24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Moss stitch, blocked

NOTIONS
yarn needle, stitch markers, cable needles, scrap yarn, stitch holders, or extra circular needles

SKILLS
cabling, reading charts, picking up stitches, working in the round, working flat, increasing / decreasing

ERRATA
1/26/19: Correction to legend (abbreviation at the front of the pattern is correct)
2/2 RCkp: Sl2 to CN, hold in back. K2. K1, P1 from CN.