Soft Spot by Verena Cohrs

Soft Spot

Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in he round, in Stockinette Stitch, on larger needle, after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
694 - 1886 yards (635 - 1725 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) [Finished bust circumference: 95.5 (103.5, 111.5, 119.5, 127.5, 135.5, 143.4, 151.5) cm / 37.5 (40.75, 44, 47, 50.25, 53.25, 56.5, 59.75)"; recommended to be worn with 5-20 cm / 2-8” of positive ease]
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​Like other patterns from our More Than A Basic series, our Soft Spot, a lovely drop shoulder pullover, is designed to offer you plenty of options and comes with instructions for different gauges.

It’s worked seemlessly from the top down, making it extra easy to try it on as you go and determine your ideal length. The pattern includes instructions for eight sizes and five yarn-weight specific versions for each size, so you can use whatever yarn weight you’re most comfortable with. In addition, the pattern comes with lots of helpful information, e.g. on choosing the right size and on gauge.


1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) (Finished bust circumference: 95.5 (103.5, 111.5, 119.5, 127.5, 135.5, 143.4, 151.5) cm / 37.5 (40.75, 44, 47, 50.25, 53.25, 56.5, 59.75)“; recommended to be worn with 5-20 cm / 2-8” of positive ease)

Beate wears a size 2 (Version D in De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, without upper sleeve shaping) with approx. 5 cm / 2” of positive ease

You’ll need a sweater quantity (approx. 795-1725 metres / 870-1887 yards for Version A, 755-1640 metres / 826-1794 yards for Version B, 715-1550 metres / 782-1696 yards for Version C, 680-1475 metres / 744-1614 yards for Version D, 635-1380 metres / 695-1510 yards for Version E) of a yarn with which you’ll be able to get one of the listed gauges. We recommend:

Version A: De Rerum Natura’s Ulysse, Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft, Blacker Yarns’ 4ply bases
Version B: The Fibre Co.’s Road to China Light, Quince & Co.’s Chickadee, BC Garn’s Semilla Melange
Version C: The Fibre Co.’s Arranmore Light, Blacker Yarns’ DK bases, Brooklyn Tweed’s Arbor, Quince & Co.’s Owl
Version D: De Rerum Natura’s Gilliatt, Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter, The Fibre Co.’s Cumbria
Version E: De Rerum Natura’s Cyrano, The Fibre Co.’s Arranmore, Quince & Co.’s Osprey

The gauge is indicated over 10 x 10 cm, worked in the round in Stockinette Stitch, on larger needle, after blocking

Version A: 24 sts x 36 rounds
Version B: 22 sts x 32 rounds
Version C: 20 sts x 28 rounds
Version D: 18 sts x 26 rounds
Version E: 16 sts x 22 rounds

Circular needle in main size to obtain gauge with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (We recommend 3 mm / US 2.5 for Version A, 3.5 mm / US 4 for Version B, 4 mm / US 6 for Version C, 4.5 mm / US 7 for Version D and 5.5 mm / US 9 for Version E)

Circular needle 1-2 sizes smaller than main needle for hem, cuffs and neckline

Blocking tools (optional), crochet hook and scrap yarn (for provisional cast-on, optional), darning needle, scrap yarn or stitch holder, stitch markers, tape measure

Photography: Verena Cohrs
Model: Beate Döring
Sample knitting: Verena Cohrs
Tech editing: Marina Skua