KGO: The Gillam pullover is one of my most favorite sweater designs to date. A classic, fitted pullover with set in sleeves, a flattering neckline, and a textured tuck and cable pattern on the front, I find it to be effortlessly wearable, and - bonus! - it was a really fun knit. I have received a bunch of questions from people asking for a little more clarification on how to work the 3 row tuck, so I thought a photo tutorial would be perfect for my contribution to our Knightsbridge Collection feature!
KELBOURNE WOOLENS TIPS + TRICKS / TUCK STITCH:
The body of Gillam is worked in the round, and then divided at the armholes and the fronts and backs are worked separately. The stitch pattern is 6 rounds, with a cable every 6th round, and the tuck stitch worked every 3rd round. As a result, you will work the tuck stitch on both RS + WS rows after the armhole division.
TUCK STITCH / RS ROWS (WORKED IN THE ROUND & WORKED FLAT):
Regardless of whether you are working the tuck in the round or flat, the stitch is worked the same on all right side rows:
1. Once you reach the tuck stitch on the chart, locate the purl stitch two rows below the first stitch on your LH needle. After you have worked a few repeats of the pattern, you may notice that the stitch that you are looking for is the stitch that you worked as the tuck on the previous repeat.