Hanna brings us a stunner in Brushwood. The cables. The reverse Stockinette stitch saddle shoulders, side panels, and sleeves. The clever top-down construction. The details at the ribbed funnel neck. At least a few of our staffers are eager to cast this one on. Though it's possible that Tawny is the perfect shade for this sweater, consider also pale blue Cielo, golden Steppe, or sage-green Taiga. The pullover begins with two shoulder panels that are joined by a back neck cast on, worked down to the underarm, then stitches are picked up from the shoulder panels with more cast on for the front neck, worked also down to the underarm—front and back are joined and worked in the round to the hem. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and worked in the round to the cuff. More stitches are picked up around the neck opening for working a ribbed trim.
36 (41, 46¼, 51¼, 57, 62, 68, 73¾)" [91.5 (104, 117.5, 130, 145, 157.5, 172.5, 187.5) cm] bust circumference / shown in size 41" [104 cm] on a 34" [86.5 cm], 5'7" [170 cm] tall model with 7" [18 cm] positive ease
owl / tawny 302 / 9 (10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19) skeins
32" circular in sizes US 6 and 7 [4 and 4.5 mm] / set dpns in sizes US 6 and 7 [4 and 4.5 mm]
19 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in reverse stockinette stitch with larger needle, after blocking / 25½ sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in cable pattern with larger needle, after blocking
Backward loop and crochet provisional cast ons, cables, picking up stitches, German short rows (links included); increasing, decreasing, working in the round. Charts, line-by-line instructions, and construction diagram included.