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Saddle-Shoulder Men's Pullover Using Jamieson's Shetland Heather Aran

Saddle-Shoulder Men's Pullover Using Jamieson's Shetland Heather Aran

"Tailored look and relaxed feel."

This timeless sweater combines the relaxed ease of a modified drop shoulder with a slightly shaped shoulder line and gently sloped sleeve cap—the saddle tab squares it all up. The classic crew neck has a relaxed fit so it looks handsome over a collared shirt or a tee. And she’ll love its slouchy weekend comfort, too.

Jamieson's Shetland Heather Aran creates a wool-lover's dream fabricwarm yet light-weight, substantial yet breathable. It all starts with the 100% pure Shetland wool, shorn from a diminutive breed of sheep that has stubbornly adapted to the rugged Shetland Isles in the North Sea. The hardy fleece is spun by a fifth generation mill family into a yarn that is springy, lofty and deceptively light weight. Heathered shades are named for the natural elements of the Shetland Isles. A classic design in a yarn five generations in the makingknitter heaven.

Pattern is filled with technique support and photo tutorials that will carry you right through this project, as well as serve you for many projects to come. From detailed swatching instructions for garment success to customizing the size just for him, seaming and shoulder shaping tooa true primer!

Pick up a copy of the pattern below and choose from one of the man-friendly shades of Jamieson's Shetland Heather Aran. The Basic Details tab will tell you how many skeins you'll need.

Garment is knit in pieces and seamed using mattress stitch. The neck band is picked up and knit in the round.

To feel confident that the garment you’re knitting will turn out the right size, it is important to swatch your yarn and block your swatch before diving into the project. Your stitch gauge is important for body fit; your row gauge will affect the body, armhole and sleeve lengths.

For this design, we’ve chosen a worsted-weight yarn knitted at 18 sts/27 rows = 4"/10cm. Cast on enough stitches to knit a swatch that measures about 6"/15cm wide; knit in pattern (St St) for 6"/15cm and bind off loosely.

Measure unblocked stitch and row gauges over 4"/10cm and write them down to use as a reference while you’re knitting. Soak swatch for about 20 minutes in tepid water with a little no-rinse wool wash, squeeze water out, roll in a towel to remove more water, and lay flat to dry with edges pinned to give you the desired gauge (you may need to apply a little tension but should not need to work too hard). Let swatch dry completely; unpin and let ‘rest’ for a day or two (don’t rush it!); check gauge again (it may have bounced back). This is your blocked gauge—write it down!

If you have more than 18 stitches in 4"/10cm, your gauge is a little too tight; try swatching again on a larger needle. If you have fewer than 18 sts, your gauge is a little loose; try again on a smaller needle. Note: Label your swatches carefully, especially if making multiple swatches. Once you get the gauge you’re after, make sure you like the ‘hand’ of the fabric (density and drape), too.

Digital Saddle-Shoulder Men's Pullover pattern. (Download)

Printed Saddle-Shoulder Men's Pullover pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 101 Shetland Black. Decidedly brown, straight off the black sheep.

COLOR: 888 Broch. Brown with the blues. And a rusty patina.

COLOR: 1350 North Sea. Heather grey with blue reflections.

COLOR: 1400 Mirrydancers. Dyed black, with flickers of the Northern Lights.

COLOR: 102 Shaela. A warm grey with brown undertones.

COLOR: 103 Sholmit. Heather grey.

COLOR: 107 Mogit. Mocha.

COLOR: 126 Charcoal. Dark charcoal, approaching black.

COLOR: 1070 Woodnymph. Heathery sea green.

COLOR: 1340 Cosmos. Deepest, darkest navy blue.





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