I’m thrilled to introduce a new mens sweater pattern today. The Brownstone Pullover has been a long time coming – I finished it in late Fall but have only recently been able to clear my head enough to put it through the pattern-creation gauntlet. The benefit of its long shelf-life, I guess, is that the garment has gotten a lot of field-testing. I could barely stop wearing it this winter. It works wonderfully with a collared shirt and wool jacket or overcoat.
The sweater is a classic style with a ribbed shawl collar worked from a deep rectangular neck opening. Raglan shaping makes for a nice fit in the shoulders while still remaining comfortable and casual. It’s a great garment for layering into various wardrobe combinations and more importantly, it’s fun to knit.
The sweater is worked seamlessly, in the round, from the bottom up. The collar is picked up directly from the completed body and shaped using short-rows, making the entire garment a one-piece construction.
The wooden toggles and twisted cord button loop details add a special touch and look wonderful with Shelter. The sample shown here was knit in our Woodsmoke heather.
The pattern is written for sizes S-XXL and recommends 3-5 inches of positive ease. I almost always have a stockinette-based garment project somewhere in my knitting baskets, for those days when autopilot knitting is required. I think this is a great project for that spot, while maintaining just enough detailing to keep it from monotony.
I hope you enjoy it!