Bear Lake Pullover

Sweater Knitting PatternThe Bear Lake Pullover by Meghan Babin is featured in Interweave Knits Fall 2016. The pattern can be purchased on its own or with the magazine.

The Bear Lake Pullover was inspired by Scottish medieval armor. It’s a simple knit with sloping cables that mimic the sloping lines on breastplates. This handsome sweater takes care in the small details, from the rolled neckline to the increases on the arms mirroring the sloping cables on the torso.

Skill Level Intermediate

Finished Size 32½ (36½, 40, 43½, 47½)” chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 40″; modeled with zero ease.

Yarn Queensland Rustic Tweed (63% wool, 27% alpaca, 7% acrylic, 3% viscose; 318 yd [291 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #120 olive, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): straight and 16″ circular (cir). Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in Broken Rib on larger needles.

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About sarahrothberg

Sarah Rothberg is the assistant editor for Interweave Knits. Graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she has a diverse background in knitting, photography, videography, drawing, sculpting, writing, and painting. She started learning textile arts with embroidery and crochet from her great-grandmother and grandmother and started knitting in college by making scarves for her friends. She now aspires to take on more complex projects and break out of her scarf-centric comfort zone.