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Better-Than-Basic Pullover Using Shibui Drift

Better-Than-Basic Pullover Using Shibui Drift

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The Design

“A classic pullover with softness and strength.”

The knitting of this pullover is straightforward: stockinette stitch with a couple of simple ribbing patterns. It’s the thoughtful styling details that add subtle elegance. The flattering dropped shoulder creates a roomy armhole without the usual excess fabric bunching under the arm. The slim, straight cuff tapers up to the armhole. A little short-row shaping allows the front and back hemline to hang more evenly when worn. And the straight, boxy body is easy to modify in length.

This plush, hip-length version takes advantage of the fiber blend of Shibui Drift. Merino keeps the structure intact, while the cashmere gives it next-to-the-skin softness! The pert 2" tall stockinette funnel neck was created by tucking in the collar and sewing it down, so that it sits a flattering distance away from the neck.

While wonderful exactly as written, this pattern is also a great jumping-off point. You can knit it in different sizes, sleeve and body lengths, with different edging details and different collar styles . . . and any combinations thereof! And did we mention different yarns? See the Basic Details tab for more information.

Designed with versatility in mind, it’s well suited to all body types. Several of our staff looked great in all five sizes, from slightly fitted to very oversized; all of us looked good in at least two sizes! So instead of thinking in terms of a specific size, think about the amount of ease you want (the difference between your actual bust measurement and the actual sweater measurement). See the Knitters' Notes tab for more suggestions on fit.

The simplicity of this pullover makes it ideal for newer knitters with basic skills who are ready to try knitting a garment. And the finesse in the details is sure to inspire more experienced knitters as well. Either way, this is a sweater you’ll wear and wear.

The Details

SIZES
This pullover is designed with lots of ease (8–10"/20–25cm), relaxed shoulders and slim sleeves in sizes XS (S, M, L, XL).

Finished bust: 42½ (46½, 50, 54½, 59)"/108 (118, 127, 138, 150)cm, after seaming.
To fit bust: 32–34 (36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50)"/81–86 (91–96, 101–106, 112–117, 122–127)cm.

LENGTHS
Finished body length measured from high shoulder (where shoulder meets neck) to hem.
Hip-length version (shown here): 23¼ (23½, 24¼, 24½, 25)"/59 (60, 61, 62, 63)cm.
Tunic-length version: 30¼ (30½, 31¼, 31½, 32)"/76.5 (77, 79, 80, 81)cm.
Center back neck to cuff: 24 (25, 26, 27, 28)"/ 61 (63, 66, 69, 71)cm.

YARN
Hip-length version: 10 (11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Shibui Drift) (110 yds/100m each). Shown in Color 2022, Mineral.
Or 1100 (1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) yds/1005 (1100, 1190, 1280, 1370)m.

To lengthen or shorten body: Add or subtract approx. 30 (33, 35, 39, 41) yds/27 (30, 32, 35, 37)m of yarn per 1"/2.5cm of knitted length.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Both versions: US 8 (5mm) 24"/60cm circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
Rib-neck version: US 7 (4.5mm) 24"/60cm and 16"/40cm circular needle, or 1 US size/.5mm smaller than gauge size.
Funnel-neck version: 16"/40cm circular needle in gauge size; and US 6 (4mm) 24"/60cm and 16"/40cm circular needles, or 2 US sizes/1mm smaller than gauge size. Shown in the Funnel-neck version with inside stitched down.
Both versions: 2 ring markers; 6 locking markers; 4 stitch holders (we like to use extra circular needles, in gauge size or smaller, so you can knit off holder from either end); darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
18 sts/25 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle, after blocking.

Errata & Clarifications

Digital Better-Than-Basic Pullover pattern. (Download)

Printed Better-Than-Basic Pullover pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 2016 Suit. True blue.

COLOR: 2041 Pollen. Greenish gold.

COLOR: 2017 Velvet. Deep plum.

COLOR: 2038 Cove. True teal.

COLOR: 2037 Tango. Crimson.

COLOR: 11 Tar. Charcoal.

COLOR: 2003 Ash. Pale silvery grey.

COLOR: 2004 Ivory. Creamy white.

COLOR: 2022 Mineral. Dark warm taupe: straddles the line between grey, brown, and purple.

COLOR: 2001 Abyss. Inky black.

COLOR: 2032 Field. Army green.