Feature Pattern of the Week - Purl Strings

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Feature Pattern of the Week - Purl Strings

Purl Strings by Heidi Kirrmaier
The Fibre Co. Luma, DK weight, color Chambray

Everyone loves a comfy pullover that can be worn all year. Purl Strings by Heidi Kirrmaier is a simple, textural pullover knit from the top down, in one piece beginning at the neck. The subtle textures are created by working a variety of purl stitches! The yoke, body and sleeves are worked in the round. The pattern includes instruction for both the short sleeve & long sleeve version.

We are always excited about Heidi’s designs, as she is known for writing approachable, easy to follow patterns. There are a myiad of yarn options for this sweater. Choose a lighter fiber blend such as The Fiber Co. Luma or Rowan Cotton Cashmere for warmer weather or go with a yarn such as Tosh DK, Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK or Brooklyn Tweed Arbor for a 100% wool option.

Here is what you will need to get started on this gorgeous, fun to knit pullover.

FINISHED CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE

Intended to fit with approximately 2 - 5” of positive ease around the chest. Shown in size S 4” of positive ease

(XXS XS S) [M1 M2 L] (XL 2X 3X) [4X 5X 6X]

(30¾, 34½, 37) [40, 42¾, 46½] (50, 53½, 57½) [61½, 65¼, 68½] inches

YARN

Elbow Length Sleeves:

(XXS XS S) [M1 M2 L] (XL 2X 3X) [4X 5X 6X]

(680, 765, 820) [900, 985, 1050] (1190, 1310, 1425) [1530, 1640, 1720] yards of DK weight yarn

Long Sleeves:

(865, 960, 1025) [1135, 1230, 1300] (1465, 1600, 1725) [1850, 1970, 2060] yards of DK weight yarn

NEEDLES

  • Size US 4 circular needle of length equal to or slightly shorter than chest size
  • Size US 4 double point needles or preferred method for small circumference knitting
  • Size US 3 circular needle of length equal to or slightly shorter than chest size
  • Size US 3 double point needles or preferred method for small circumference knitting

Enjoy shopping our selection of DK weight yarns on woolandcompany.com or visit us at our St. Charles, IL store which has now reopened! Our new hours are Thur.-Sun., 11AM-5PM. We look forward to seeing you.

Happy Knitting!

The Wool & Co. Team