Bibbe is an oversized dolman pullover worked in pieces from the bottom up. Increases are worked at the underarms to shape the sleeves. Short rows shape the shoulders. When working the front, the neck shaping is worked simultaneously with the short row shaping. We recommend you work the back piece first, as it will help in conceptualizing how the front is worked.
The sweater is finished with a 3 Needle Bind-off at the shoulders and mattress stitch to join the side seams. Stitches are then picked up to work the large turtleneck and sleeves in the round.
DESIGNER Meghan Kelly
YARN The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light (80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk; 328 yds/100gm skein): Malin Head, 4 (5) skeins.
GAUGE 21 sts + 29 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles, after blocking.
1 – US 3 (3.25 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular.
1 – US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular.
1 – US 3 (3.5 mm) DPNs.
1 – US 4 (3.5 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular.
1 – US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs (for BO).
NOTIONS Darning needle, stitch marker.
SIZE 55.5 (65.5)” [141 (166.5) cm] body circumference. Sweater is designed to be worn with 12 -24” (30.5-60 cm) positive ease. A schematic is included with detailed finished measurements.
SKILLS Short row shaping, 3 needle bind off, picking up stitches, seaming.
• For a tutorial on working wrap and turn short row shaping, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
• For a tutorial on working mattress stitch, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
• For a tutorial on perfectly picked up sts, visit our tips and tricks here.
Photography by Linette Kielinski