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Better-Than-Basic Pullover Using Berroco Ultra Alpaca

Better-Than-Basic Pullover Using Berroco Ultra Alpaca

“This sweater has scope!”

The knitting of this design 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 tunic-length version takes advantage of the gorgeous alpaca-blend drape of Berroco Ultra Alpaca. The 5" ribbed collar stands up gracefully around the neck and matches the ribbed cuffs and hem. (For a hip-length version with a funnel neck, see the Kid Classic project page.)

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.

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

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

COLOR: 6201 White.

COLOR: 6204 Buckwheat.

COLOR: 6206 Light Grey.

COLOR: 6207 Salt and Pepper.

COLOR: 62189 Barley.

COLOR: 6211 Duncan.

COLOR: 6214 Steel Cut Oats.

COLOR: 6243 Navy.

COLOR: 6245 Black.

COLOR: 6268 Candied Yam Mix.

COLOR: 6273 Irwin Green Mix.

COLOR: 6277 Peat Mix.

COLOR: 6279 Potting Soil Mix.

COLOR: 6280 Mahogany Mix.

COLOR: 6281 Redwood Mix.

COLOR: 6285 Oceanic Mix.

COLOR: 6287 Denim Mix.

COLOR: 6289 Charcoal Mix.

COLOR: 6292 Tigers Eye.

COLOR: 6294 Turquoise Mix.

COLOR: 62105 Eggplant.

COLOR: 62173 Forest Mix.

COLOR: 62175 Periwinkle Mix.





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