Product description

The feminine textured shell is radically reimagined with color-blocked inserts for a slimming and strikingly modern couture look. Designer Michele Wang writes, “While taking a patternmaking class, I became interested in the idea of princess seams in knits. Princess seams can end up at the shoulder or curve into the armhole. Because knits can sometimes be bulky at the seams, I moved the princess seam over toward the sides a bit and made the curve into the armhole less exaggerated for a more subtle effect.” Professional details ensure this polished piece will hold a special place in your wardrobe.

Designer: Michele Wang

Collection: Winter 2014

 

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Tapered Colorblock Pullover

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  • Product description

    The feminine textured shell is radically reimagined with color-blocked inserts for a slimming and strikingly modern couture look. Designer Michele Wang writes, “While taking a patternmaking class, I became interested in the idea of princess seams in knits. Princess seams can end up at the shoulder or curve into the armhole. Because knits can sometimes be bulky at the seams, I moved the princess seam over toward the sides a bit and made the curve into the armhole less exaggerated for a more subtle effect.” Professional details ensure this polished piece will hold a special place in your wardrobe.

    Designer: Michele Wang

    Collection: Winter 2014

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARN

    Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams):

    • 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins Color 1 (C1)
    • 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins Color 2 (C2)
    • Photographed in colors Fossil (C1) and Cast Iron (C2)


    YARDAGE

    Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

    • 695 (760, 825, 870, 930, 975) yards Color 1 (C1)
    • 195 (225, 280, 320, 370, 410) yards Color 2 (C2) 
  • Pattern specs

    CONSTRUCTION

    • The garment is worked in eight pieces: Front, Back, two Side Panels, and two each of Upper and Under Sleeve pieces. Princess shaping is worked at the join between the Front, Back, and Side Panels. The Upper and Under Sleeves are worked separately in colors to match the facing body panels. The pieces are sewn together. The princess seams match the sleeve seams at the armhole/sleeve cap join.


    GAUGE

    • 19 stitches & 29 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch or Texture Pattern from chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for Main Fabric):

    • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)


    Size B (for Ribbing):

    • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* and a 16″ circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)


    Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only):

    • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle*, one size smaller than Size B
    • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)


    *Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used


    Note: You will need two circular needles in Size B (or one size smaller or larger), to divide the stitches for the tubular bind off on the collar.


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 34½ (38, 41¼, 44¾, 48, 51¼)” circumference at chest (seamed)
    • Sample shown is size 38” with + 4″ ease on model


    Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.
  • Techniques

    Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern

    • 2×2 Tubular Cast On
    • Tubular Bind Off


  • Pattern Updates

    Current Pattern: v1.1

    12 March 2014:

    No change to the PDF, but the printed version was missing the {GSS} selvedge under Special Techniques on Page 10.  Work the {GSS} selvedge as follows: “RS & WS Rows: Knit the first and the last stitch of every row.”

    3 October 2016: 

    Version 1.1 On page 7, under Begin Main Fabric, “Chart A” has been corrected to “Texture Pattern Chart”

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