A staple for spring. Throw this crop pullover over a dress or wear with a longer shirt that will peek out underneath. This sweater is knit in stockinette stitch; VERSION ONE, the same tension throughout and VERSION TWO you will alternate the needle size to achieve a tight and loose tension throughout giving a stripe effect. The shaping is the same in both versions. VERSION TWO is pictured above.
- • Casting On
- • Stockinette Stitch- alternate knitting one row, purling one row
- • Sewing together front seam using the mattress stitch
- • Picking up stitches for the neck
- • Binding off
- • Videos are provided at olioknits.com for basic techniques as well as “how to” steps specific to this pattern.
Lucci’s DK Mercerized Cotton Tape (100% Mercerized Cotton) 211 yards. 50 grams
XSmall 5 Small 6 skeins, Medium 6 skeins / Large 7 skeins XLarge 7
- •Tape measure
- •Tapestry Needle
- •Stitch Holders (if you prefer the 3 Needle Bind Off method on your shoulders)
- •Needles - #5 16”circular needle for neck and # 5 straight needle or longer circular needle for body Also- Version Two- #9 needle Please remember that after knitting up your swatch, your needle size may change.
Gauge- 6 stitches = 1” or 24 sts. = a 4” knit in Stockinette Stitch using a #5 needle
You do not have to worry about an additional gauge using the larger needle in Version Two. The extra width that is created is minimal.
Sizes and Measurements
Size XSmall Small Medium Large XLarge
Bust 28-30 32-34“ 36-38” 40- 44” 46”
Length 15/17” 16/18 “ 16/18 “ 18/20” 20/22”