For knitters who love a geometric puzzle, this study in modular asymmetry will keep the brain and the needles busy. Constructed in squares and triangles worked from the edges inward, Counterpane uses bands of stockinette, garter, and brioche to create three-dimensional texture as well as arresting diagonal lines. Each section is worked on stitches picked up from the previous square and newly cast on. The sleeve cuffs achieve a subtle bloused form by echoing the brioche and garter bands of the blocks. A large amount of positive ease (8-10”) is necessary to achieve a poncho-like fit through the yoke and shoulders; the flat-knit stockinette sleeves notch into the counterpane blocks at elbow height.
Designer: Norah Gaughan
Collection: Winter 2017
Brioche Square Modular Pullover