The Stay Pull by Park Williams

The Stay Pull

October 2020
yarn held together
+ DK
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 3000 yards (914 - 2743 m)
XS(S, M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) Chest: 32(36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64) inches; 81.25(91.5, 101.5, 111.75, 122) (132, 142.25, 152.5, 162.5) cm
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The Stay Pull combines your go-to pullover silhouette with the playfulness of stash-busting. Using classic, top-down Raglan construction, this pattern encourages you to play with color, fiber & yarn weights to create a marled, rainbow fabric. The Stay Pull will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe.

Needles & Notions:
Size US 10.5 / 6.5mm circular needles* & DPNs (for body)
Size US 8 / 5mm circular needles* & DPNs (for ribbing)
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holder/scrap yarn
* cable length will vary based on size

XS(S, M, L, XL) (XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Chest: 32(36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64) inches;
81.25(91.5, 101.5, 111.75, 122) (132, 142.25, 152.5, 162.5) cm
This garment is meant to be worn with 1-5” positive ease. Choose a size that is up to 5” more than your actual chest measurement, depending on fit preference. I have a 35” bust and am wearing a size Small, cropped version.

Gauge: 14 stitches and 19 rows/4” on a US 10.5, stockinette in the round, lightly steam blocked.
Note on gauge: Because we are playing with yarns of different weights and holding them double, triple, quadruple, there will be some inconsistencies in gauge. Try your best to keep it in the 14-stitch range.

The Stay Pull uses scraps and stash yarn of all weights and fiber contents by holding them together to create a homogeneous fabric. The sweater is knit in “bulky” yarn, but rather than knitting the sweater out of one strand of bulky yarn, we create this weight of fiber by holding thinner weights together.

Possible Combinations:

  • 1 strand of worsted weight with 2 strands of fingering/sock or lace weight
  • 1 strand of aran or heavy-worsted weight with 1 strand of fingering/sock or lace weight.
  • 4 strands of fingering/sock weight
  • 2 strands of worsted weight
  • 1 strand of bulky weight

As you can see, it is really about playing. There is no perfect recipe. As you go you will start to get a sense as to what combinations work best for you and your tension. If you prefer a lighter fabric you can always hold less strands together!

Around 1,000 -3,000 yards.
Because this is a stash buster and is made using scraps throughout, I don’t have a definite number for yardage. However, the pattern is created from scraps, stash and random yarns, so you don’t have to worry about dye-lots or buying enough yarn at the yarn shop. You can add random new skeins at any point in the process!

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