Shifting Ribs Pullover by Therese Chynoweth

Shifting Ribs Pullover

May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche Rib
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2160 - 2970 yards (1975 - 2716 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
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Ribbed sweaters can be tedious to knit, or even intimidating if you don’t care to work in rib. In addition to being deeply textured and “squishy,” brioche rib offers a change from ordinary ribs.

Worked mostly in one color, the body and sleeves actually do work up pretty quickly. Adding the syncopated two-color section in the middle of the chest and at the sleeve cuffs breaks up the rhythm a bit while giving you a chance to work with two colors at a time without needing to strand the unused color across the back. At first you do need to pay some attention to which stitches are slipped and which stitches are knit or purled, but the pattern soon takes on a pace and rhythm of its own.

I liked the idea of playing with two semi-solid colors and a third painted color to bring it all together. The rich colors in this pullover are perfect for fall, but would be easy to customize for a lighter or neutral color scheme.

This design is unisex.  Use the chest measurements to determine a size if you wish to knit the sweater for a man.