Top-Down Cable and Lace Boatneck Pullover #191
This beautiful pullover is a very satisfying knit. It's worked from the top down, in the round, so there's no seaming. The front and back are the same, with waist and hip shaping for a better fit. The sleeves are picked up and worked down from the armhole to a 3/4 length; if you'd like a longer sleeve, just work an even number of additional decrease rounds and change to ribbing when the sleeve is about an inch from your desired length. The cable and lace pattern is interesting and engaging, and is presented in both written and charted versions.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills Used: Top-down knitting, cable knitting, lace knitting, knitting in the round, German Short Rows, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches
Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Finished Measurements: 26 (30.5, 34, 38.25) (42, 46.25, 49.75) (54.25, 57.75, 62.25, 65.75)" bust
Materials: DK weight acrylic/wool blend: 1040 (1150, 1275, 1445) (1580, 1715, 1825) (1985, 2100, 2275, 2430) yards. Model knit in Berroco Vintage DK (52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon; 100 grams / 290 yards): color #2176 Pumpkin.
Needles and Notions: Size 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 16" and 29" long or longer and one set of double-pointed needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; cable needle; stitch markers
Gauges: In Stockinette stitch, 22 stitches and 28 rows = 4"/10 cm; in Cable and Lace Pattern, 29 stitches and 28 rows = 4"/10 cm.
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.