Jilted, dropped, fallen…
She may have been left ignominiously by that worthless boyfriend, but that just means her spirit is free. No more quiet evenings in, no more covered-up turtlenecks; she’s going out, and she’s going to wear something touchable and revealing, something imperfect and undone. And it’s going to be eye-catching, just like she is. Jilted is a very simple, wide-neck blouson with a column of dropped stitches placed on each arm and asymmetrically on the front.
Knit seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping, the boxy fit hits at high hip with a wide rib hem, which echoes the rib cuffs on three-quarter length sleeves. With a simple purl neckline and stockinette body, the focus is on the dropped stitches, which are set up at the beginning and dropped almost at the end. There is no body and minimal sleeve shaping; instead the cuffs and hem are knit in rib on smaller needles, creating the generous sleeves and body. Dressed up or down, Jilted is a simple sweater with a surprise – just like the girl wearing it.
Finished Size 34 (36.5, 39.5, 42.75, 46, 49.25)” bust circumference. This nonchalant pullover is designed to be worn with plenty of positive ease. Sample shown in Knit Picks Capretta in 39.5” and in Roman Hills Gissing in 36.5”.
Yarn Knit Picks Capretta, 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 230 yds/50 g: Fairy Tale, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
Yarn RomanHills Gissing, 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 420 yds/100 g: Don’t Blink, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” and 16” circular (cir); Size 7 double-pointed needles (dpn); Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24” cir and dpn for ribbing. Jennifer uses a 32” cir and Magic Loop throughout! Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Yarn needle; stitch markers (7 total; 1 for end of round, 3 color A, 3 color B); waste yarn or extra cables for stitch holders (2); crochet hook, any size, for raveling dropped stitches.
Gauge 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles; 24 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in K1P1 Rib on smaller needles.
Recovering attorney and emigree from 7th Avenue, Jennifer Dassau now combines her technical and creative passions to design knitwear. Her design viewpoint is all about making simple, attractive garments and accessories, using a bit of interesting construction or an intriguing detail. Find her online at www.jenniferdassau.com, and on Ravelry and Twitter as knittingvortex. For questions about this pattern please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.