Rococo Pullover by Sari Nordlund

Rococo Pullover

Knitting
June 2021
La Bien Aimée Corrie Worsted
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking on larger needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
930 - 2023 yards (850 - 1850 m)
Finished bust circumference: 81 (91, 101, 111, 121, 131, 141, 151, 161) cm / 32 (35.75, 39.75, 43.75, 47.75, 51.5, 55.5 59.5, 63.5) inches including the intended ease of 5-7.5 cm / 2-3 inches
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The Rococo pullover is knitted seamlessly top-down starting at the neckband. The sleeves and body are separated at the underarm and knitted separately. The back is shaped with short-rows to give it a bit more length and to improve the fit. My inspiration for this pullover were the slightly irregular and curvy carvings from the Rococo era, and the wrapped stitches remind me of the seashells typical for Rococo style.

The lace pattern is modified from a lace chart found in the Japanese knitting stitch bible by Hitomi Shida.

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished bust circumference: 81 (91, 101, 111, 121, 131, 141, 151, 161) cm / 32 (35.75, 39.75, 43.75, 47.75, 51.5, 55.5 59.5, 63.5) inches including the intended ease of 5-7.5 cm / 2-3 inches
Length from hem to underarm (adjustable): 30 (30, 30, 33, 33, 33, 35, 35, 35) cm / 11.75 (11.75, 11.75, 13, 13, 13, 13.75, 13.75, 13.75) inches
Yoke length: 23 (23, 23, 24, 24, 24, 25, 25, 26) cm / 9 (9, 9, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 9.75, 9.75, 10.25) inches
Sleeve length from cuff to underarm (adjustable): 44 (44, 44, 46, 46, 46, 48, 48, 48) cm / 17.25 (17.25, 17.25, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19) inches
Upper arm circumference: 37 (38, 40, 42, 46, 51, 56, 59, 61) cm / 14.5 (15, 15.75, 16.5, 18, 20, 21.75, 23.25, 24) inches
Cuff circumference: 25 cm / 9.75 inches
Note: Please be aware that adjusting the length of the garment will also affect the amount of yarn needed to finish the project.

Yarn
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of La Bien Aimee Corrie Worsted (75 % Falkland Corriedale, 25% Gotland; 230 m / 250 yards per 100 g), shown in colorway French grey, or 850 (950, 1050, 1150, 1250, 1400, 1550, 1700, 1850) m / 925 (1025, 1150, 1250, 1350, 1525, 1675, 1850, 200) yards of similar DK weight yarn.

Needles
3.00 mm / US2.5 DPNs or a circular needle with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for cuffs
3.00 mm / U2.5 circular needle with a cable length of 40 cm / 16 inches for the neckline
3.00 mm / US2.5 circular needle with a cable length of 80 cm / 32 inches for smaller sizes and 100 cm / 40 inches for larger sizes for the lace yoke and the hem
3.5 mm / US4 DPNs or a circular needle with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for sleeves
3.5 mm / US4 circular needle with a cable length of 80 cm / 32 inches for smaller sizes and 100 cm / 40 inches for larger sizes for the body
Note: Always use the needle size that gives you the right gauge!

Gauge
20 sts (1 pattern repeat) = 10 cm / 4 inches in Sleeve pattern on smaller needles
19 sts and 27 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches of Stockinette stitch in the round on larger needles, after blocking

Notions
1 stitch marker
waste yarn
sewing needle
blocking tools