Sock Knitter's Pullover by Merri Fromm

Sock Knitter's Pullover

June 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 2600 yards (914 - 2377 m)
Women's XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X]
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This pattern is available for free.

Chest/Bust: 34.75(39.75, 43.25, 48, 52.25, 57, 60.5, 64.75, 69.5, 73.75) inches/ 88.5(101, 110, 122, 132.5, 145, 153.5, 164.5, 176.5, 187.5) cm
Length: 19(20, 20.25, 22, 22, 22.75, 23.75, 24.5, 24.5, 25) inches/ 48.5(51, 51.5, 56, 56, 58, 60.5, 62, 62, 63.5) cm

I’m not living a zero-waste lifestyle—yet. But I’m determined to use what I have, giving birth to this striped turtleneck design. The garment uses leftovers—the old bits and pieces that remain in your stash after you’ve knit socks or any fingering weight project—to create something brand new. Think of this as a recipe as much as a pattern.

If you don’t have enough spare sock yarn, try texting your friends for some–nearly everyone who’s made a pair of socks has some remnants. When you’ve gathered all you can find, you can sort and order the fiber any way you choose—analogous colors, or clashing, it will look just great. The yarn doesn’t need to match in fiber content or ply either, just close in gauge as this sweater is all about using what there is. Just get out your scale and weigh the scraps. If you have lots of small amounts, allow for a bit more as you’ll have more ends to weave in.

This pullover is knit seamlessly from the top down, sleeves are put on hold while the body is completed, then the sleeves are worked. The collar is picked up from the cast on and worked.