April 2018
June 2018


Project info
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
26 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
Rowan Pure Wool 4ply
Rowan Pure Wool 4ply
Rowan Pure Wool 4ply
Rowan Pure Wool 4ply

This sweater was an experiment of how to make a top down from a bottom up pattern. The pattern is from an old French knitting magazine, longtime out of print, that I scored on Ebay almost 20 years ago. I made this sweater before - bottom up in 4 pieces from a different yarn, worn it for several years and then gave it away.
This time I was using the leftovers of my Rowan Pure Wool 4 ply and wanted to be sure that I’ll have enough yarn to finish it. Plus, I am still mesmerized with the top down construction and cannot say that I completely “cracked the code”. Hence this experiment.
It started great and I wanted eventually to gift it to a friend. Yet, at some point, the jog seemed to be right at the front of the yoke which wasn’t in my original plan. So the sweater was abandoned for a couple of months. Yet, somehow, I managed to finish it now and… miracle of miracles!!! the jog is where it was meant to be from the beginning - on the shoulder (haha, how did it happen?).
I used up all the yarn in Gerbera colorway and still the sleeves are a bit on a short side (which is great for me and my short hands).
Even though it is a top down, I divided it in 4 parts after the yoke and finished all parts separately with seems.
Tubular CO and BO.
Blogged here and here.

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About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Rowan
100% Wool
174 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: June 30, 2018
  • Finished: June 30, 2018
  • Updated: July 2, 2018