James Sweater

Knitty McPurly

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James Sweater
James Sweater
James Sweater
James Sweater
James Sweater
James Sweater
James Sweater
James Sweater
James Sweater
James Sweater
James Sweater
James Sweater

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

Pattern Notes

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.

 Yarn Requirements

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

Two-Color Option

Color A: Picket Fence

Color B: Ellie Gray

Four-Color Option

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

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

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