This retro wide neck pullover is perfect for beginners because it’s basic with some special accent stitching that appears to be more complex than it actually is. You can find the pattern in Wendy Bernard’s book Custom Knits. The one pictured has a few minor adjustments to the original pattern, mostly having to do with the yarn and needle size.
The original pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn on a size 8 needle and this one was knitted out of a dk weight yarn on a size 4 needle. There was also an adjustment from 3/4 length sleeves to short sleeves making it a little cooler for the heat of the summer.
The top down raglan construction with the body and sleeves knitted in the round makes this a relatively quick knit and if you haven’t tried this yarn yet it is a must. Ruca from the mother/daughter team of Araucania Yarns has created this beautifully crafted 100% sugar cane yarn hand-dyed in Chile.
This dk/sport-weight fiber has lustrous elegance and comes in a generous 263 yard hank of solid and multi yarns. Thanks so much to Whitney for bringing her beautiful creation by the shop for us to photograph. -B