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Better-Than-Basic Pullover Using Blue Sky Fibers Brushed Suri

Better-Than-Basic Pullover Using Blue Sky Fibers Brushed Suri







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The Design

“Like wearing a cloud.”

The knitting of this pullover is straightforward—stockinette with options for a bit of ribbing. It’s the thoughtful styling details that add subtle elegance! The flattering dropped shoulder creates a roomy armhole (no fabric bunching under the arm), a little short row shaping allows the front and back hemlines to hang evenly, and the length of the straight, boxy body is easy to modify! It’s a sweater you’ll wear and wear.

In Blue Sky Fibers Brushed Suri, the fluff factor of this Better-than-Basic Pullover is off the charts—it’s like wearing a cloud! The long, shiny locks of baby Suri alpaca are blended with merino wool and bamboo for a fiber that’s quite strong and so very soft. A fuzzy alternative to mohair, Brushed Suri radiates cozy!

The Details

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.

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 (shown on Ultra Alpaca project page): 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.

Hip-length version: 8 (8, 9, 10, 10) skeins Blue Sky Fibers Brushed Suri (142yds/129m each).
Or 1100 (1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) yds/1005 (1100, 1190, 1280, 1370)m of a light-worsted-weight yarn that typically knits at 20 sts to 4"/10cm. You’ll want to open it up just a little to a finished gauge of 4½ sts per inch.
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.

Shown in size S on 38"/96.5cm bust and 2" shorter, 21 1/2" in length. Color 916-Caviar.

Both funnel-neck version (shown here) and ribbed-neck version:
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.
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.

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: 900 Whipped Cream. Fluffy whipped cream.

COLOR: 905 Earl Grey. Cloudy grey.

COLOR: 906 Toasted Marshmallow. Toasty almond.

COLOR: 907 Pink Lemonade. Ballet slipper pink.

COLOR: 908 Snow Cone. Soft baby blue.

COLOR: 916 Caviar. Deep black.

COLOR: 910 Candied Apple. Candy apple red.