Julie Hoover brings knitters another knock-out design. An everyday pullover with purl-ridge textured stripes made with two strands of irresistible yarn—Shibui Yarns Pebble & Twig held together throughout. These fibers create a fabric that's soft to the touch, drapey and lightweight all at once. With design details like A-line shaping, a ballet neck, and bracelet length drop sleeves Wintour is super flattering and easy to wear. The relaxed fit compliments the simple details of repeating purl stripes and 2x2 ribbing―and the high/low split hem is the final special touch.
Detailed written instructions and schematic included, and Julie's 'Construction Notes' give you a road map for where you are headed before you even begin swatching.
Pick up Julie's Wintour pattern below, and then choose your color of Twig and Pebble. The Basic Details tab will tell you how many skeins of each you'll need for your size. (Please note that if you don't see the pattern below, that means we are temporarily sold out. But we'll have more again soon, so please check back!)
Chest measurement: 36.75 (40.75, 44.75, 48.75, 52.75, 56.75)".
Intended to fit bust sizes 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)” with +4–6” ease.
Model wearing size 40.75” with +6.75” ease.
Yarn A: 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins Shibui Pebble (224 yds/205m ea) and
Yarn B: 7 (8, 9, 9, 11, 11) skeins Shibui Twig (190 yds/174m ea) held together throughout. Sample photographed in color Ivory (Yarn A & Yarn B).
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4.0mm) 16" and 24" circular and double-point needles or size needed to get gauge.
US 5 (3.75mm) 16" and 24" circular and double-point needles needles or 1 size smaller than gauge needle for ribbing.
US 3 (3.5mm) 16" circular needles or 3 sizes smaller than gauge needle for neckline.
Locking stitch marker or coilless safety pins.
Stitch holders or waste yarn.
Blocking wires and t-pins (optional but recommended).
Darning needle for finishing.
20 sts/33 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch with one strand each of Yarns A and B held together throughout, after blocking.
The body of Wintour is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then seamed. The sleeves and neckline are picked up and worked circularly. Generous range of sizes (36" to 56" bust). Meant to be worn with 4-6" of positive ease.
"Wintour" by Julie Hoover, 6 page printed pattern on heavy cardstock (requires shipping).
COLOR: Twig in 2001 Abyss. Tweedy black.
COLOR: Twig in 2003 Ash. Palest grey.
COLOR: Twig in 2012 Fjord. Elegant muted teal blue.
COLOR: Twig in 2004 Ivory. Creamy natural.
COLOR: Twig in 11 Tar. Dark charcoal-grey.
COLOR: Pebble in 2001 Abyss. Tweedy dark charcoal-grey.
COLOR: Pebble in 2003 Ash. Tweedy blend of light greys.
COLOR: Pebble in 2004 Ivory. Tweedy, rustic off-white.
COLOR: Pebble in 11 Tar. Tweedy medium charcoal-grey.
COLOR: Pebble in 2012 Fjord. Tweedy tealy-blue.