The Moonstruck Pullover is an ultra-cozy sweater that uses self-striping sport weight yarn held double stranded to create a stunning ombré effect. It’s the quintessential pullover for apple picking and chilly nights by the fire.
The sweater is worked seamlessly in one piece from the top down. Stitches are cast on for the lower neckline and neck and raglan shaping is worked. After working the yoke, sleeve stitches are placed on holders and the body is completed. Sleeves are picked up and worked in the round on DPN. Finally, you will knit the cowl neck.
Increasing (m1l, m1r)
Decreasing (ssk, k2tog)
Separating for armholes
Joining in the round
Knitting in the round
Working with DPN
Picking up stitches for underarm and cowlneck
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, XL, XXL)
Bust: 35.5 (40, 43.5, 48, 51.5)”
Length: 22 (23.25, 24, 26, 27)”
Yarn: 1380 (1610, 1840, 2070, 2300) total yards of sport weight yarn (CYCA #2) yarn. This yardage amount allows for the yarn to be held double. To work this design using a single strand of chunky weight yarn (CYCA #5), 690 (805, 920, 1035, 1150) yards would be needed. Sample made with Stonehenge Fiber Mills Crazy (100% wool, 230 yds/75 g) 7 (8, 8, 10, 11) skeins.
Gauge: 14 stitches and 20 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch holding the yarn doubled using size 10.5 (6.5 mm) knitting needles.
Needle: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 24” and 32” and DPN needles for body.
US 10 (6 mm) 32” and 16” circular needle, US 10 (6 mm) DPN’s for cuffs, bottom rib, and neck. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Additional materials: 5 stitch markers (one of a distinctive color), scrap yarn for stitch holders, tapestry needle.
Please Note: This listing is for a downloadable PDF pattern to knit your own Moonstruck Pullover.