Spruced Pullover by Tif Neilan

Spruced Pullover

Knitting
April 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with main needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
769 - 1867 yards (703 - 1707 m)
10 sizes: 30.25" / 75.5 cm - 64" / 160 cm finished bust
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Spruced (pullover) is a DK weight, top-down drop-shoulder construction sweater, detailed with a boat neck and slipped-stitch ribbing along the neckline. This design features a repetitive stripe pattern, accented with a lateral braid and contrast hem. The sleeves are adorned with a beginner friendly stranded-colorwork motif.

Spruced is written for two body length options: Cropped or Standard. The Standard-length body incorporates an extra stripe repeat and a slightly longer hem.

Spruced also includes sleeve length options! Choose from a Bracelet or Standard-length sleeve. Both versions feature a stranded-colorwork motif at the bottom of the sleeve just before the contrast cuff.

This is an intermediate level pattern.

Suggested Needles & Notions
Note! Needle sizes are recommendations only; use needle sizes necessary to achieve specified gauge.
• Needle A - US 8 / 5 mm (main needle) 24” / 60 cm & 32 in / 80 cm (or longer) circular needles, plus DPNs or preferred length for working magic loop method for small-circumference

• Needle B - US 6 / 4 mm (or two sizes smaller than Needle A) 32” / 80 cm circular needles, plus DPNs or preferred length for working magic loop method for small-circumference

• Needle C - US 4 / 3.5 mm (or two sizes smaller than Needle B) 32” / 80 cm circular needles, plus DPNs or preferred length for working magic loop method for small-circumference

• Needle D - US 9 / 5.5 mm (or size needed for Stranded Colorwork gauge) DPNs or preferred length for working magic loop method for small-circumference

• Distinct BOR marker + 2 additional markers
• Waste yarn or stitch holders to hold sleeve stitches
• Darning needle
• Scissors
• Blocking mat and pins

Gauge Information (measured post-blocking)
• Stockinette Stitch: 19 sts / 26 rows or rnds per 4” / 10 cm worked flat and in the rnd on US 8 / 5 mm needles

• Slip Stitch Rib (collar): 16 sts per 4”/ 10 cm worked flat on US 8 / 5 mm needles

• Stranded Colorwork: 20 sts / 23 rnds per 4” / 10 cm worked in the rnd on US 9 / 5.5 mm needles

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Designed to fit with + 2–5” / 5–12.5 cm ease.
Select a size 2–5” / 5–12.5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement.
Sample reflects size 3 on 35.25” / 88 cm bust for + 2.5” / 6 cm ease.

• Finished Bust Circumference
30.25 (34, 37.75, 41.5, 45.5) (49.25, 53, 56.75, 60.5, 64)” / 75.5 (85, 94.5, 104, 113.5) (123, 132.5, 142, 151.5, 160) cm
Additional size information & schematic included in the pattern.

Note! The sleeves were adjusted from the original pattern, for a slightly simmer fit. Sample pictured reflects the adjusted sleeve fit for size 3, as well as additional rounds worked in MC prior to beginning the colorwork. Customization options are noted in the pattern

Suggested Yarn & Requirements
Sonder Yarn Co. “Sunday Morning DK
75% Bluefaced Leicester / 25% Masham, 268 yards / 245 meters per 100 grams
(CC yardages listed reflect Standard-length sleeves)

• Main Color •
Cropped: 531 (594, 625, 718, 781) (843, 906, 968, 1062, 1125) yards / 485 (542, 571, 657, 714) (771, 828, 885, 971, 1028) meters

Standard: 611 (683, 718, 826, 898) (970, 1042, 1114, 1221, 1293) yards / 558 (624, 657, 755, 821) (887, 952, 1018, 1116, 1182) meters

• Contrast Color 1 •
Cropped: 166 (180, 195, 224, 244) (263, 283, 302, 332, 351) yards / 151 (165, 178, 205, 223) (241, 258, 276, 303, 321) meters

Standard: 199 (216, 234, 269, 293) (316, 339, 363, 398, 421) yards / 182 (197, 214, 246, 267) (289, 310, 332, 364, 385) meters

• Contrast Color 2 • 80 (90, 100, 110, 120) (130, 145, 156, 166, 176) yards / 73 (82, 91, 101, 110) (119, 133, 143, 152, 161) meters

Sample reflects the following Sonder Yarn Co colorways: Wanderlust (MC), Offline (CC1), Dreamstate (CC2)

Special Techniques
German Short Rows
Lateral Braid in the Round
Stranded Colorwork - charted only -

Video Tutorial for working the Lateral Braid in the round