Gabriella is a strong yet graceful feminine form of Gabriel. I always think of cables as adding strength and structure to a garment. The way they are used in this pullover they also add graceful lines and curves creating a beautiful feminine sweater. The base cable pattern used is from Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook, which has so many wonderful cables! From playing with it I created the beautiful back. I knew this one needed a special yarn so I used Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast. It is wonderful to work with knits up beautifully. I had so much fun designing this pullover. I hope you have as much fun knitting it!
Finished bust: 34.25 (37.5, 41, 44, 47, 50.5, 53, 56, 58.75, 62)”. Modeled size is 34.25″ with no ease.
Yarn: Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Worsted, 65% merino, 35% dehaired alpaca; 225 yds per 115g skein; color: Muesli, 977 (1075, 1182, 1268, 1387, 1558, 1655, 1763, 1883, 1997) yards, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins.
Needles: Size 6/4mm 24″ (or longer) circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.
Other: Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.
This pullover is constructed from the top down in one piece with a raglan yoke and an A-line body.
The sleeve length can be easily adjusted.
There is a lot going on in the yoke of the pattern. Please read all the notes at each section. Also there are several directions for specific sizes, I recommend highlighting your size. I would also recommend using different color markers for charts and division of stitches.
If you change the body shaping you will need a multiple of 3 for the bottom band.