I have been dying to start my Purl Soho Pullover that I bought on my trip to New York.
This is the pattern pic…
You can buy the pattern at Purl Soho’s website here –>> Purl Soho Pullover
In this yarn – Purl Soho’s own worsted twist…
I love that shade of blue – not a colour I usually go for but I think it will work on me.
The construction of the pullover is bottom up but in the round, joining the sleeves in at the yoke. The same construction I learnt years ago at at a course in Icelandic Knitting (blogged here ->> Taking classes – Getting All Icelandic)
Knitting the body was a bit boring for me. A gazillion stitches and knit, knit, knit a big tube until the armpits with no shaping. There’s not even a rib – the hems are intended to roll up. (Some people have put a rib on this pattern which works but I kinda like the roll effect). Boring knitting but ideal stuff to knit on the train to work and at knitting groups – no brain required 🙂
Then I had to make two sleeves – two more tubes, this time on DPNs, with a couple of increases thrown in for thrills.
Purcey was also relaxed about…
Ziggy was feeling rather chilled out too!
At this point I was enjoying the lovely soft springy, sproingy yarn and relaxing into the zen-like mundanity of the knitting but starting to long for some excitement.
And I got it – joining the sleeves to the body!
8 stitches are left on holders at the armpit for the body and the arm. You then knit across the front, over the top of the sleeve and around the top of the jumper. Stitch markers are places to show you where to do the decreases to do the shaping and get the saddle shoulder effect. All clearly explained in the pattern.
This is what the “armpit arrangement” looks like (you Kitchener stitch this together when you’ve finished.)
Purcey shared my excitement by exploring my knitting bags while I ignored him and knit intently like a possessed crazy woman…
Purcey did notice one small problem with the pattern – once I was half way up the yoke. The given measurement for the length of the body seems wrong for the medium size that I was making (also for the largest size). Judging by the measurement for the size before and after, it should say 17 3/4″ not 16 3/4″. Damn – fortunatunately I had knit to 17″ anyway and I’m not very tall so I didn’t rip and go back but I’m mentioning it in case you make one!
Also for me, the yarn amounts were off too. Pattern says 8 skeins for the medium size, I used 6. That might be explained because I knit slightly tight and the missing inch on the length.
From this point I finished REALLY fast because I was excited to see what came next…I hadn’t realized how fast I was knitting. I finished her in a week and a half!
Want to see the finished Purl Soho Pullover?
I am really, really pleased with it. It was a fun fast easy knit which looks great on and is purrfect for lounging around and tickling Purcey 😀
What more could I ask 🙂
|Completed Knit Report|
|Name:||Purl Soho Pullover|
|Pattern:||by Purl Bee of Purl Soho|
|Yarn:||Purl Soho’s own Worsted Twist|
|Pattern Problems:||Measurement appears to be wrong for medium size body length – should be 17.75″.
Only used 6 of the 8 skeins called for.
Other than that, really clear and well written pattern.
|Washing and Wearing:||Warm and cosy – looks smart enough for work (on a Friday) and great with jeans.|
|Knit It Again???:||Yes – I already am eyeing up some ancient worsted from my stash.|
|Difficulty:||Easy (except the joining up of the sleeves a bit of a mind bender if you’ve not done it before but pictures on Ravelry help!)|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Colds, Bathrooms and New York|