Your coven awaits, come join us! Dive into fall with this witchy, October pullover. This design is completely customizable. Use it as a guideline to make your own unique sweater to keep you cozy when the winds start to howl.
This sweater is worked from the top down seamlessly with a circular yoke. A bit of stranded colorwork keeps the yoke interesting. If you like to add a large chart to the lower body, go for it! If you want to keep it simple, just work plain stockinette stitch to the bottom ribbing. Colorwork is resumed on the sleeve to balance out the design. All in all, this is a pretty simple knit. There are a variety of fits, see box to the left and the blocking schematic for more details on sizing and shapes.
A quick word on stranding: I recommend working all stranded sections (the yoke and the sleeves) inside out. That will help your fabric retain it’s stretchiness and keep your floats nice and loose. If you strand very tightly, consider working the stranded sections on larger needles.
This pattern features my “fluid sizing” model, meaning there is a fit for every body! Here is a rundown on the shapes/styles included in the pattern:
- Fit 1: Traditionally “female” sizing and shaping. This version will fit you best if your body fits into conventional women’s clothing comfortably and you want feminine shaping. It has narrower shoulders than fits 2 and 3.
- Fit 2: Traditionally “male” sizing and shaping. This version will fit you best if your body fits into conventional men’s clothing comfortably and you want masculine shaping. It has broader shoulders than fits 1 and 4.
- Fit 3: Shoulders are broader than traditionally “female” sized clothes but retains feminine shaping. This version will fit you best if your shoulders and upper arms are bigger than conventional women’s clothing, but you still want feminine shaping.
- Fit 4: Shoulders are narrower than traditional “male” sized clothes but retains masculine shaping. This version will fit you best if your shoulders and upper arms are smaller than conventional men’s clothing, but you still want masculine shaping.
Sizes: Extra small (small, medium, large) (extra large, 2x large, 3x large) (4x large, 5x large, 6x large) to fit up to a 30” (34”, 38”, 42”) (46”, 50”, 54”) (58”, 62”, 66”)/75 (85, 95, 105) (115, 125, 135) (147, 157, 168) cm chest circumference, with 1”/2.5 cm of positive ease, for a snug fit. I recommend bumping up a size for a cozy layering sweater!
Yarn: 1000 (1200, 1400, 1600) (1800, 2000, 2200) (2400, 2600, 2800) yards/925 (1100, 1275, 1450) (1650, 1825, 2000) (2200, 2375, 2575) meters of sock weight yarn total.
Needles: Size US 3/3.25 mm and size US 4/3.5 mm circular needles with a long (40”/100 cm) cable, or size needed to obtain gauge and one size smaller.
Gauge: 22 stitches and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm in stranded Stockinette stitch on larger needles. Make sure you work your stitches with nice, loose floats or the work will be uncomfortable on your body.
Notions: 12 – 28 stitch markers, 4 locking stitch markers of one kind, 1 “special” or different locking stitch marker, blocking mat, wires (optional), and t-pins.
Techniques: Knitting in the round, chart reading, basic increases and decreases.