Inveraray Top-Down Pullover #B125
This pullover is worked from the top down, beginning with the ribbed neckband. After the neckband is complete, neckband stitches for the right and left fronts are placed on hold while the back is worked. Stitches are cast on for each back shoulder, and the back is worked across the shoulders and back neckband; the back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while stitches for the left front shoulder are picked up from the left back shoulder. The left front neck is shaped using short rows, working a few more neckband stitches every other row. Once the curved neck shaping is complete, the neck slit is then worked to the base of the slit, and the stitches are placed on hold while the right front is worked to the same place. The fronts are then joined and worked to the armholes. Then the back and front are joined and the body is worked to the bottom edge with body shaping for a slight A-line shape. 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: 28.25 (32, 35.75, 40.5) (44.25, 48, 51.75) (56.5, 60.25, 64, 67.75)" bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4" ease
Materials: Worsted weight wool blend: 925 (965, 1100, 1275) (1335, 1540, 1785) (1905, 2015, 2270, 2305) yards. NOTE: If you plan to increase the length of the BODY or SLEEVES, be sure to purchase extra yarn.
Model knit in Cascade Yarns Elysian (60% superwash merino wool / 40% acrylic; 100 grams / 219 yards): #16 Latigo Bay.
Needles and Notions: Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 12" and 24"–32" long (depending on your size), and one set of five double-pointed needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24"–32" long (depending on your size), and one set of five double-pointed needles; stitch markers; stitch holders or waste yarn
Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 21 stitches and 29 rows = 4"/10 cm using larger needles.
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.