Thursday, November 17, 2016

Bangor Pullover

I'm proud, pleased, and excited to be able to say that Interweave Knits Winter 2017 is out, and in it you will find my Bangor Pullover! This issue of Interweave Knits is available via the Interweave Store (here: print edition or here: digital edition ), and my contribution was part of the Whiskey and Wool theme, which features an excellent array of cabled knitwear worked in gorgeous wool.

Photo by Harper Point Photography for Interweave Knits. Used with Permission.

I'm particularly proud of this sweater, and I've had a closeup of it as the wallpaper on my mobile ever since the day I sent in the sample! I love the yarn; it has good stitch definition, feels great, and looks amazing. Worked in Cascade 220 Heathers, in Pumpkin Spice, the colour has a brilliant amount of depth. Every person who saw the sample in person while I was knitting it exclaimed at the colour and looked closer to see the different shades that worked together to make a great blend.

Photo by Harper Point Photography for Interweave Knits. Used with Permission.

My goal with this sweater was to make a comfortable yet stylish pullover. The cables remind me of the grains of rye that are used to flavour Canadian whisky, and the seed stitch works with the cables to add more texture while keeping simple clean lines. The cables on the sleeves continue up into a saddle-shoulder for a handsome finishing detail.

Photo by Harper Point Photography for Interweave Knits. Used with Permission.

The Bangor Pullover is worked from the bottom-up, in the round to the underarms, then front and back are worked flat separately. The sleeves are likewise worked cuff-up in the round to the underarm, with the sleeve caps and saddle worked flat, then set-in and seamed, with the collar picked up and worked in the round to finish. This sweater is a good choice for those who are new or newer to cables, as the cable is a simple one worked at regular intervals.

Photo by Harper Point Photography for Interweave Knits. Used with Permission.

Finished Size: 36 (39½, 44¼, 46¾, 51½)" chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 44¼"; modeled with 4¼" of positive ease.

The Bangor Pullover pattern can also be purchased individually from the Interweave Store here: Bangor Pullover

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