October 20, 2016 by Jennifer Wood

Ciel by Jennifer WoodMy first drop shoulder pullover! I really enjoyed designing this Gansey style sweater with the twisted stitch pattern complemented with seed stitch. I will definitely being doing more! This pullover is designed with positive ease and fitted sleeves to make a comfortable, flattering fit. I named the sweater Ciel, meaning sky, because the color reminds of a deep beautiful midnight sky.

SizesCiel by Jennifer Wood

Finished bust: 33.75 (36.5, 39.5, 42.25, 45.25, 48.25, 51.25, 54.5, 57.5, 60.75, 63.75)”. Modeled size is 36.5″ with 2.5″ positive ease.


Yarn: Shibui Maai, 70% alpaca, 30% merino wool; 175 yds per 50g skein; color: Cove 2038, 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins, 1147 (1244, 1366, 1514, 1635, 1750, 1906, 2084, 2208, 2414, 2549) yards.

Ciel by Jennifer WoodNeedles: Size 5/3.75mm 24″ (or longer) circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles. Size 3/3.25mm and size 4/3.5mm 16-24″ circular needles for neckband.

Other: Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle

Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch. 22 sts = 4″ in Seed Stitch. 59-st Back Panel = 7.5″ wide. 27-st Front Panel = 3″ wide. 15-st Sleeve Panel = 2″ wide.Ciel by Jennifer Wood

Note: All gauges given are on largest needle size.


This drop shoulder pullover is constructed seamlessly from the top down. Back and front are worked separately from the saddle shoulder down to the underarm, then joined in one piece to work lower body in the round. Stitches are picked up around the armholes to work the sleeves from the top down. There is no body shaping.

The length of the body, front and back flaps and sleeves are easily adjusted.

Ciel by Jennifer Wood

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