Tucson Pullover by Jesie Ostermiller
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Tucson Pullover

Knitting
May 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
3496 - 3933 yards (3197 - 3596 m)
38.5 (43, 46.25, 50.75, 55.5)" bust circumference
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

The striking and gorgeous colorwork in the Tucson Pullover is inspired by the basketweaving patterns of the Tohono O’odham Nation, whose members reside primarily in Arizona and the Sonoran Desert. Their basketwork features stacked geometric shapes and stripes. The brilliant colors and alluring motifs in this pullover draw both the expert and novice knitter. This sweater is an ideal layering piece to pull on when the summer sun sets.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 38.5 (43, 46.25, 50.75, 55.5)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38.5”; modeled with 6.5” of positive ease.

Yarn Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Passion 8 (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 437 yd / 4 oz): Irish linen (beige; A), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins; Davy Jones’ locker (teal; B), a midnight clear (dark blue; C), swashbuckle (orange; D), goth chick (red; E), and goldmine (gold; F), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): 16” and 24” circular and set of double-pointed. Size 2 (2.75 mm): 24” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 26 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle; 26 sts and 30 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needle.

Notes The body and sleeves of this pullover are worked in the round from the bottom up to the yoke, then the pieces are joined for working the circular yoke. Short-row shaping is used to create a more comfortable fit in the back after the yoke is joined in the round.