Bozeman Top-Down Pullover #B123
Bozeman is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while each side of the front is picked up from the back shoulders and worked to the armholes. Then the back and front are joined and the body is worked back and forth until the neck shaping is completed. Stitches are cast on for the center front neck, the fronts are joined, and the body is worked in the round to the bottom edge. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuffs, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps. Stitches for the shawl collar are picked up around the neck edge and the collar is shaped using short rows. The collar is finished with an i-cord bind-off.
Skills Used: Knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, German Short-Rows (explained in the pattern)
Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Finished Measurements: 27.75 (32, 36.25, 40.25) (43.75, 48, 52.25) (56.25, 59.75, 64, 68.25)" bust. Piece is intended to be worn with 4" positive ease.
Materials: DK wool blend yarn: 1235 (1335, 1470, 1570) (1755, 1895, 2050) (2180, 2280, 2460, 2605) yards. Model knit in Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Tweed Superwash (90% superwash wool / 7% acrylic / 3% viscose; 100 grams / 284 yards): color #404 Olive
Needles and Notions: Size 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 12" and 32" long, and one set of five double-pointed needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 24" long; stitch markers; waste yarn; removable markers; cable needle.
Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 23 stitches and 32 rows = 4"/10 cm using larger needle.
If you are unfamiliar with working a set-in-sleeve sweater from the top-down, my 2-part tutorial gives you everything you'll need to know to do it successfully.