Designed by Courtney Kelley, Phyllis is a vintage inspired pullover, perfect for pairing with your favorite jeans and long-sleeved tee, or go back in time and dress it up with a smart tweed skirt and sensible heels.
Phyllis is worked in pieces from the bottom up. The front and back are is worked in Old Shale Stitch with a seed stitch hem and yoke. The sleeves are picked up after seaming and finished with seed stitch edges. Pay special attention to the Seed Stitch patterning. To maintain the pattern without counting, simply “knit your purls” and “purl your knits” throughout so the patterning alternates and does not become ribbing. When working the sleeve hem and neck finishing, visit our Tips + Tricks tutorial on Perfectly Picked Up Stitches to ensure sleeve cuffs that do not wave or stretch along the armholes.
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (60% Merino wool, 20% Highland wool, 20% Mohair; 185 yds / 50 gm skein): lavender 516, 4 (5, 7, 8, 9) skeins.
1 repeat (17 sts) = 3” (7.5 cm) in Old Shale Stitch on larger needles, after blocking.
32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Old Shale Stitch on larger needles, after blocking.
1 - US 3 (3 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular or pair straights.
1 - US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular or pair straights.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Tapestry needle, 4 locking stitch markers.
34.5 (40, 46.5, 52.5, 58.5)” [87.5 (101.5, 118, 133, 148.5) cm] finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 4” (10 cm) positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
Basic lace, mattress stitch.
• For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
• For a tutorial on calculating how to perfectly pick up stitches, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
• For a tutorial on seaming using mattress stitch, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
Photography by Linette Kielinski