Dolman sleeve shaping and a high low hem – Koval is hitting a lot of current sweater shape trends while being easy to wear super casual with shorts or dressed up for the office. Unusual construction and some gradual striping keep this St st sweater a fun knit! Having a hard time picking colors? Find your favorite and match it’s darkest and lightest shades. Everything goes with grey! And a variegated yarn would be awesome for this sweater’s contrasting color.
Finished Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” bust/chest circumference. Pullover shown in Baah Yarns in size 44″ and in Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in size 40”.
Yarn Baah Yarns La Jolla, 100% Superwash Merino; 400yds/100g: Blue Topaz (MC), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins, Tequila Lime (CC), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins.
Yarn Knit Picks Gloss Fingering, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 220yds/50g: Robot (MC), 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins, Kenai (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24″ circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 22 sts and 31 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st.
Notes Sleeves and top body are worked side to side. While working sleeve shaping and front and back around the neckline opening you’ll keep track of your stripe pattern. Stitches are then picked up for the body and worked in the round until you separate for the high low shaping.
The striped pattern is very challenging to keep track of, so print the pattern and mark them off as you go, or write them down and check them off that way so you don’t get lost!
The Designer Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who lives in Chicago. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wear, and knit.purl magazines, by Lion Brand Yarns, and included in the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program. She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and is editor of Holla Knits. Her book Midwestern Knits will be out this fall. For questions about this pattern please contact Allyson at firstname.lastname@example.org.