Please note that this listing is for a PDF knitting pattern and not the actual garment.
James is a captivatingly romantic pullover with just enough ease to make it comfy and wearable. It’s sharp enough to pair with dress pants for a more upscale occasion and comfortable enough to marry with a jean skirt for a fall picnic.
This pattern includes options for:
- three quarter or long sleeves
- two different yoke depths for a crisper fit or more relaxed fit
- using two or four colors
- optional pockets for candy and yarn (at least that’s what I carry around in there)
- a straight or split hem
James is a top down, round yoke pullover with stripes and lace in the yoke and easy stockinette in the body. The optional pockets are shown with enchanting little stripes on the inside, and the sleeves and hem sport an extra little pop of color. The optional split hem includes short rows in the back for a longer, rounded hemline.
XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL]
Finished Bust Measurements: 34.75 (40.5, 46.25, 50.5) [53.25, 60.5]” / 88.5 (103, 117.5, 128.5) [135.5, 153.5] cm
Shown in size S on a 35” bust and worn with 5.5”/ 14 cm positive ease.
The pattern is written for the two-color option, and additional information for making it with four colors is included in parentheses. Also, because several options are given, the yardage is calculated for the most yarn you would need.
22.5 sts/ 34 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on smaller needles
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.
Barrett Wool Co. Home Fingering (100% American Wool; 370 yd (338 m)/100 g skein)
For Color A
3 (4, 5, 5) [5, 6] skeins or 1100 (1250, 1500, 1650) [1800, 2000] yds / 1006 (1143, 1372, 1509) [1646, 1829] m of a fingering weight non-superwash wool
For Color B (if using 2 colors)
1 skein or 238 (266, 266, 296) [296, 326] yds / 218 (243, 243, 271) [271, 298] m
For Colors B (if using 4 colors), C and D
1 skein of each color or 119 (133, 133, 148) [148, 163] yds / 109 (122, 122, 135) [135, 149] m for each color
Color A: Picket Fence
Color B: Ellie Gray
Color A: James
Color B: Picket Fence
Color C: Humble Gold
Color D: March Wind
Highlighter or pen to mark directions for your size/options throughout pattern
16-inch US #3/3.25 mm circular needle (gauge needle) or size required to get gauge
32-inch US #3/3.25 mm circular needle (gauge needle)
32-inch US #4/3.5 mm circular needle (one needle size up from gauge needle)
DPNs for sleeves US #3/3.25 mm (set of 4 or 5)
DPNs for cuffs US #2/2.75 mm (set of 4 or 5)
2-4 pieces waste yarn