Fall Sweater Pattern
This pullover simply screams fall: Just grab a pumpkin spice latte (or don’t, we know its contentious), your backpack, and get ready to head out to peep some leaves! The Fall Sweater is knit in our Andorra yarn, a soft blend of wool with a touch of mohair, to add a subtle sheen and halo. The sport weight yarn is knit on a larger-than-usual US 6 to keep the fabric light and airy. Its boxy cropped shape and delicately shaped sleeves make for fairly straightforward colorwork knitting without a lot of fussy decreasing.
Knit completely in the round, the Fall Sweater is steeked – but it is a good candidate for your very first steeking project. It is knit from the bottom up, and you can opt to go cropped to stay on trend, or lengthen it to your heart’s desire.
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (60% Merino wool, 20%Highland wool, 20% mohair; 185 yds (169 meters) / 50gram skein): caramel 243 (MC), 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins; Dijon 710 (CC1), sage 340 (CC2), ink black 005 (CC3), 2 skeins each for all sizes.
25 sts and 28 rows/rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st color work pattern from Triangle chart on larger needles, after blocking.
1 set – US 3 (3.25 mm) DPNS.
1 – US 3 (2.75mm) 16” (40 cm) circular.
1 – US 3 (2.75mm) 24” (60 cm) circular.
1 set – US 5 (3.75 mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular
1 – US 5 (3.75mm) 24″ (60cm) circular
Take time to check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, sewing machine and thread for securing steeks, 2 yards (2 meters) ribbon for covering raw edges of steeks (optional).
35.75 (38.5, 43.5, 48.75, 53.75, 59)” [91 (98, 110.5, 124,136.5, 150) cm] finished bust. This project is designed to be worn with 2” to 3” [5 to 7.5 cm] of positive ease, or as desired. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
Knitting and purling in the round, working with multiple colors, trapping long colorwork floats on WS, reading color work charts, steeks, three needle BO, picking up stitches, Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO.
For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series: kelbournewoolens.com/tips-and-tricks/working-from-charts
For a tutorial on calculating how to perfectly pick up stitches, visit: kelbournewoolens.com/blog/2015/04/perfectly-picked-up-stitches
For a tutorial on working the 3 needle bind off, visit: kelbournewoolens.com/blog/2014/10/three-needle-bind-off
Images: Linette Kielinski / Team Kielinski