The Interweave Knits Fall 2017 issue has been released and I am delighted to show you my Free Falling Pullover. It is an appropriate name the editorial team has given the sweater for two very different reasons. One, because the sweater has wandering cables and a fitted silhouette. Second, because it was missing in the post for nearly a month before it finally arrived. What a relief that was. Free Falling Pullover made it into the magazine. On the cover is the dashing Astral Road Ruana by Cheryl Toy. The smaller photo is the stunning Cash Pullover by Jenny Williams; a generously sized cabled sweater with saddle shoulders.
Editor Meghan Babin choose the lovely Sugar Bush Yarns Crisp, a superwash merino with 87 meters/95 yards on each 50 gram ball, in a rich shade called Mulberry and introduces the pattern as follows: “The Free Falling Pullover showcases unique and wandering cables, feminine shaping, and casual appeal. This fitted pullover has two traveling central cables that are divided by seed stitch and framed by stockinette stitch on the sides. The boatneck is modified by the short-row shaping on the shoulder and ends in an I-cord bind off.”
The sample is knitted using a 4 mm/US 6 needle with a gauge of 20 stitches and 28 rows in Stocking stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ square. The sweater shown measures 87.5 cm/34.5″ and modelled with 1 cm/0.5″ negative ease. It is available in six sizes with the finished bust circumferences are from 77 to 128 cm/30.5 to 50.5″. The waist circumference is 5 cm/2″ less than bust and bottom circumference.
The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. There are two mirrored cable panels on back and front but only one on the sleeve. Increases in to the center seed stitch panel move the cable panels on the body towards the shoulders. Accompanying decreases are done in the stockinette sides, in addition to the extra waist shaping. The shoulders are shaped with short row shaping and bound off using a 3-needle bind off.
The casual styling is done by Tina Gill, while the hair & makeup is by Janie Rocek. Photographer is Nathan Rega at Harper Point Photography and I am thrilled with these stunning photos ideal for the Wanderlust story; “Modern heritage knits that capture the pioneering, adventurous, and poetic spirit of America.” Thank you so much to the photoshoot and Interweave Knits Team!
The Free Falling Pullover is available as an individual download pattern or as part of the Interweave Knits Fall 2017 magazine available both digitally or in print. In Norway you will find the printed magazine in the larger Narvesen, or order it from your local one.