Essex Top-Down Pullover #B118
This pullover is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while 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 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.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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: 25.75 (29.75, 33.75, 37.75) (41.75, 45.75, 49.75) (53.75, 57.75, 61.75, 65.75)" bust; intended to be worked with approximately 2" ease.
Materials: DK/light worsted weight alpaca/silk/linen blend yarn: 820 (910, 1020, 1155) (1265, 1385, 1490) (1615, 1730, 1880, 2000) yards. NOTE: If you plan to increase the length of the Body or Sleeves, be sure to purchase extra yarn. Model knit in HiKoo Rylie (50% alpaca / 25% mulberry silk / 25% linen; 100 grams / 274 yards): color #088 Guava.
Needles and Notions: Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 24" long or longer, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 12" long or longer, and set of five double-pointed needles, for Sleeves; Stitch markers in 2 colors; cable needle
Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4"/10 cm using CC and smaller double-pointed needles, blocked.
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.