Adelaide is an endearing pullover worked in springy Vale that wears both softly and crisply. Carrying on its yoke the nostalgic and innocent charm of collecting acorns in the woods or sand dollar shells by the shore, this is a piece that encourages a certain lightness — of the heart, of the spirit, and of the mind.
This pullover is worked circularly from the top down and separated at the underarms, then the body is worked to the hem. Sleeve stitches are picked up and worked circularly to the cuffs, with instructions included for both long-sleeves and short-sleeves. German Short Rows are used to shape the yoke; the lace motif is worked from charts only.
Skill Level 3 of 5
Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)
Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.
Note: Be sure to swatch both stitch patterns to ensure proper sizing.
Size A (for Main Fabric)
Size B (for Yoke Chart and Ribbing)
Due to significant variance among knitters, your Yoke Chart fabric should be swatched and wet-blocked prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A.
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On)
Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern: