Product description

“This oversized pullover is a feminine take on the boyfriend sweater. With a deep V-neckline, wide drop shoulders, split hemline and fun bold stripes, I can see it being worn year-round for almost any occasion. It’s seriously comfortable, too. Have fun choosing your favorite color stripe combinations!” – Julie Hoover

Designer: Julie Hoover

Collection: Winter 2014

 

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Striped Boyfriend Sweater

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  • Product description

    “This oversized pullover is a feminine take on the boyfriend sweater. With a deep V-neckline, wide drop shoulders, split hemline and fun bold stripes, I can see it being worn year-round for almost any occasion. It’s seriously comfortable, too. Have fun choosing your favorite color stripe combinations!” – Julie Hoover

    Designer: Julie Hoover

    Collection: Winter 2014

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

    • 645 (750, 840, 900, 975, 1135) yards of Color 1 (C1)
    • 870 (895, 1030, 1170, 1315, 1350) yards of Color 2 (C2)


    YARN

    Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):

    • 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins C1; 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins C2
    • Version A photographed in colors Fossil (C1) and Old World (C2)
    • Version B photographed in colors Woodsmoke (C1) and Embers (C2)


  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    • 24 stitches & 34 rows/rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for Main Fabric):

    • One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPN) in size needed to obtain gauge
    • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)


    Size B (for Ribbing):

    • One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles, and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)


    Size C (for Tubular Cast On and Neckband):

    • One 32″circular needle and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size B
    • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 45¼ (49¼, 53¼, 57¼, 61¼, 65¼)” circumference at bust (seamed)
    • Intended Ease: +12–16″ at chest
    • Sample shown is size 49¼” with +15¼” ease on model


  • Techniques

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

    • Tubular Cast On for flat and circular knitting (2×2 ribbed fabric)
    • Backwards Loop Cast On


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