Product description

Kirsten Johnstone, who previously brought us Holl (Wool People 1) and Dresden (Wool People 4), favors simple, clean shapes in her design work. Element, a sporty A-line pullover, features a cozy cowl with an I-cord drawstring to snug close against the morning chill.

A subtle openwork band embellishes the hem, which is shaped with German short rows to gently raise the front. The body and set-in sleeves are worked in the round to the underarms, then all pieces are worked flat and seamed together. Stitches for the cowl are picked up to knit in the round with a self-fabric channel for the drawstring.

Knit Element in a bright shade of Loft like Thistle or Camper to enhance its casual air, or keep it classic with a neutral like Snowbound or Soot, as modeled here. Choose a size that gives you 1-2” ease at the bust to balance the loose A-line of the skirt with a more tailored fit at the shoulders.

Designer: Kirsten Johnstone

Collection: Wool People 9

 

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Element

Cowl-Neck Pullover with Drawstring

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  • Product description

    Kirsten Johnstone, who previously brought us Holl (Wool People 1) and Dresden (Wool People 4), favors simple, clean shapes in her design work. Element, a sporty A-line pullover, features a cozy cowl with an I-cord drawstring to snug close against the morning chill.

    A subtle openwork band embellishes the hem, which is shaped with German short rows to gently raise the front. The body and set-in sleeves are worked in the round to the underarms, then all pieces are worked flat and seamed together. Stitches for the cowl are picked up to knit in the round with a self-fabric channel for the drawstring.

    Knit Element in a bright shade of Loft like Thistle or Camper to enhance its casual air, or keep it classic with a neutral like Snowbound or Soot, as modeled here. Choose a size that gives you 1-2” ease at the bust to balance the loose A-line of the skirt with a more tailored fit at the shoulders.

    Designer: Kirsten Johnstone

    Collection: Wool People 9

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    • 1295 (1365, 1435, 1555, 1680, 1820, 1960) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


    YARN

    • 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
    • Photographed in color Soot


  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    • 20 stitches & 30 rounds/rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking


    Note: A larger needle size than is normally used with Loft is employed here to create an open fabric.


    NEEDLES

    • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)


    *32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves).


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 33¼ (35½, 37¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼, 53¼)” circumference at bust
    • Intended Ease: + 1–2″
    • Sample shown is size 35½” with + 1½” ease on model


  • Techniques

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

    • Crochet Provisional Cast On
    • Short Rows: German Method
    • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
    • I-cord


  • Pattern Updates

    21 August 2015: Version 2.0

    On Page 5, the pattern instructions have been revised from Lace Insert to the second paragraph under Shape Body. The corrections are as follows:

    Lace Insert

    Begin Circular Lace Pattern (see Stitch Pattern); work even for 5 rounds, ending with Round 1 of pattern. Place a removable marker for side after first 114 (120, 124, 134, 144, 154, 164) stitches; 116 (122, 126, 136, 146, 156, 166) stitches for back.

    Next Round: *YO, p2tog; repeat from * to end, YO (1 stitch temporarily increased). Place a removable marker for side after the first 115 (121, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) stitches (front stitches); 116 (122, 126, 136, 146, 156, 166) stitches for back.

    Shape Hem

    Hem is shaped using short rows. The work is simply turned at the end of each short row. When working the first YO at the beginning of Short Rows 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, wrap the yarn around the R needle counterclockwise, ending with the yarn at the front.

    Short Row 1 (RS): [K2tog, YO] 24 (25, 25, 27, 30, 32, 35) times, k2tog, turn;

    Short Row 2 (WS): Slip 1 purlwise wyif, *YO, k2tog; repeat from * to BOR marker, YO, slip marker, **YO, p2tog; repeat from ** to side marker, slip marker, [YO, p2tog] 25 (26, 26, 28, 31, 33, 36) times, p2tog, turn;

    Short Row 3: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, *YO, p2tog; repeat from * to side marker, YO, slip marker, **YO, p2tog; repeat from ** to BOR marker, slip marker, [k2tog, YO] 14 (15, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21) times, k2tog, turn;

    Short Row 4: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, *YO, k2tog; repeat from * to BOR marker, YO, slip marker, **YO, p2tog; repeat from ** to side marker, slip marker, [YO, p2tog] 15 (16, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22) times, p2tog, turn;

    Short Row 5: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, *YO, p2tog; repeat from * to side marker, YO, slip marker, **YO, p2tog; repeat from ** to BOR marker, slip marker, [k2tog, YO] 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) times, k2tog, turn;

    Short Row 6: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, *YO, k2tog; repeat from * to BOR marker, YO, slip marker, **YO, p2tog; repeat from ** to side marker, slip marker, [YO, p2tog] 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) times, p2tog, turn;

    Short Row 7: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, *YO, p2tog; repeat from * to side marker, YO, slip marker, [YO, p2tog] 52 (56, 58, 62, 67, 71, 76) times, p2tog (original stitch count restored), turn;

    Short Row 8: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [YO, p2tog] 48 (51, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69) times, turn;

    Short Row 9: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [YO, p2tog] 38 (41, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55) times, turn;

    Short Row 10: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [YO, p2tog] 28 (31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41) times, turn;

    Short Row 11: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [YO, p2tog] 18 (21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27) times, turn;

    Short Row 12: Slip 1 purlwise wyif, [YO, p2tog] 8 (11, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13) times, turn;

    Next Row (RS): Knit to BOR marker.

    Shape Body

    Switch to stockinette stitch; knit 1 round, shifting side marker ahead 1 stitch so that there are 115 (121, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) stitches for each of front and back.

    Note: Be sure that the side marker has not accidentally shifted under a yarn over; there should be 115 (121, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) stitches for each of front and back.

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