Botero Pullover

Sweater Knitting PatternThe Botero Pullover by Sarah Solomon is featured in Interweave Knits Fall 2016. The pattern can be purchased on its own or with the magazine.

The inspiration for the Botero Pullover appeared during an autumn walk in the woods. The neutral color choices hint at the forest understory, but you can make the pullover your own with the colors of your choice. The foldover collar has this transitional season in mind; it brings warmth without the close fit of a traditional turtleneck, and the asymmetrical angle of the collar creates a flattering angle. When temperatures dip, tuck the cowl into the neckline for extra warmth.

Skill Level Intermediate

Finished Size 34¾ (38¾, 42¾, 46¾, 50¾)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38¾”; modeled with 4¾” of positive ease.

Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% US Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yd [251 m]/1¾ oz
 [50 g]): sweatshirt (MC), 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins; fossil (A) and woodsmoke (B), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 24–32″ circular (cir), depending on size you are making, and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 3 (3.25 mm): 24–32″ and 40″ cir, and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

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

Gauge 24 sts and 36 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needle.

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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.

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