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