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Better-Than-Basic Pullover Using Woolfolk Flette

Better-Than-Basic Pullover Using Woolfolk Flette





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The Design

"Brilliantly textured, brilliantly comfy."

The knitting of this pullover is straightforward—lovely fields of stockinette stitch. 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.

We knit this version of our Better-than-Basic Pullover in Flette, a dynamic, textured yarn from Woolfolk. Flette—’braid’ in Danish—is a malleable DK-weight yarn that is created with 100% Ultimate Merino. One lofty strand is ruched, spiral-like, onto a single fine thread for a puffy, plump bouclé effect. It makes even simple stockinette have the texture and squish of a cloud!

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: 9 (10, 10, 11, 12) skeins Woolfolk Flette (131yds/120m 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.

Sample Shown: Hip-length with Funnel neck (without any ribbing - see knitter's notes for details) in size Medium on 38"/96.5cm bust and 2" shorter, 21 1/2" in length.
Color 20-Deep Purple.

Funnel-neck version (shown here) without any ribbing.
US 6 (4mm) 24"/60cm circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
US 4 (93.5mm)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/28 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle, after blocking.

Errata & Clarifications

COLOR: 00. Eggshell white.

COLOR: 01. Light grey.

COLOR: 02. Ash grey.

COLOR: 05. Dark charcoal.

COLOR: 11. Royal Navy blue.

COLOR: 18. Pale lavender.

COLOR: 20. Deep purple, almost black.

COLOR: 22. Coffee and cream.

COLOR: 25. 

COLOR: 27. Spiced honey wine.

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

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

COLOR: 15. Charcoal.

COLOR: 28. Pinkish beige.

COLOR: 30. Dark camel.

COLOR: 13. Slate blue.

COLOR: 32. Medium grey.

COLOR: 33. Dark grey.