June 19, 2017 by Jennifer Wood

Frances by Jennifer Wood


Such a fun knit! This design is one of those that is much simpler to knit than appears. It is an easily learned cable pattern mixed with simple eyelet stitch.  People will think you are a knitting genius when they see your work! It is a dropped shoulder worked from the top down with positive ease and fitted sleeves to make a comfortable, flattering fit. I really like the name Frances but could not think not think of a way to connect “free man” the meaning of the name to the sweater. But decided to go with it anyway because somehow it seems fitting.Frances by Jennifer Wood


Finished bust: 36.5 (39.25, 42, 45.25, 48.5, 51.25, 54, 57.25, 60.5, 63.25)”/92.5 (99.5, 106.5, 114.5, 122.5, 129.5, 136.5, 144.5, 152.5, 159.5) cm. Modeled size is 36.5″/92.5 cm with 2.5″/6.5 cm positive ease.

Frances by Jennifer WoodMaterials:

Yarn: Anzula Croquet, 50% superwash merino, 50% tussah silk; 230 yds/210 m per 114g skein; color: Bark, 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins; 950 (1050, 1160, 1265, 1355, 1495, 1590, 1720, 1860, 1970) yds/865 (960, 1065, 1155, 1240, 1365, 1455, 1575, 1700, 1800) m

Needles: Size 4/3.5mm 24″/60cm (or longer) circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles. Frances by Jennifer Wood

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

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4″/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch.


Frances by Jennifer WoodThis 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 ¾ sleeves from the top down. There is no body shaping.

The length of the body and sleeves are easily adjusted.

The cable charts are same stitch pattern, differing only in starting point in order to create staggered cables.


Frances by Jennifer Wood

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