The Hugo pullover is a modern take on the traditional fisherman's gansey – with its low-relief allover cable motifs paired with handsome moss stitch. The traditional layout of cables contrasts more modern elements like the slashed ribbed turtleneck and updated silhouette. Hugo's proportions sit closer to the body than a traditional pullover for a slimming effect; the long sleeves cover the full wrist while the body falls just below the belt line. This stylish silhouette creates an eye-catching update to the historic ganseys we all know and love. Véronik chose to work up her design in Shelter's "Stormcloud" colorway – a rich, warm grey that features undertones of both brown and blue. A surprisingly versatile color, it pairs with both warm tones (as photographed), or cooler blue and grey shades (any shade of denim). The slashed ribbed turtleneck has a garter stitch placket with snap closures, though it can be easily modified to feature traditional buttons/buttonholes, or knit circularly as a more traditional stand-up collar.


  • Jared: I love all the patterns that you are associated with, but this one is a beaut!

    Anita on

  • This sweater is gorgeous! I think either of my sons would wear it.

    On the pattern link it says the Tall sizes (I assume the second set of yardages/# of skeins) is 2" longer in the torso and 1" longer in the sleeves. I couldn’t tell what the body length is for either the standard or tall garment is from either your hotlink above or the look book. Could you please enlighten?

    My sons are tall (6’4" and 6’6"), so knowing the sweater length will let me know if the tall yarn quantities will be sufficient or if I will need a bit more.


    Jamie on

  • As soon as I saw this pattern I knew exactly what my husband would be getting this Christmas. I have 2 fleeces that have been waiting for the perfect project. I’ll be spinning and spinning, then knitting and knitting, but this is gonna be great!

    Julia on

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