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Silin pullover

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Silín [ˈʃɪlʲinʲ] from Gaelic means “cherry” and the name refers not only to the colour of the sample, but also to the colourwork pattern on the yoke. They might not necessarily be cherries if you take a closer look at the leaves, but those are definitely berries on little branches and I craved a cherry pie all the time I worked on it.

The colourwork pattern is charted separately for different sizes to keep the proportions equal regardless of the size. There is also a sweet touch of lace around the neck, hem and cuffs, which makes this top-down knit-in-the-round pullover even more fun. 

You can take a closer look at my sample and discover the design process in this podcast episode.

Sizes

  • The pattern is written for nine sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) with a finished bust circumference of ca. 90 (100, 110, 120, 130) (140, 150, 160, 170) cm // 35.5 (39.25, 43.25, 47.25, 51.25) (55, 59, 63, 67) in incl. 15 cm (6 in) of recommended positive ease. 
  • There are three body length options provided in the pattern. The sample is slightly cropped (length option 1) and shown in size 2 on a 160 cm (5.3 ft) tall model with ca. 84–66–94 cm (33–26–39 in) body measurements. 
For more of the finished garment measurements, please refer to the schematic on page 2.

Yarn

  • MC: ca. 265 (285, 325, 350, 400) (425, 475, 515, 550) g or 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins of Yarnadelic yarn from John Arbon Textiles, 100% Falklands Corriedale with approx. 333 m (364 yds) per 100 g skein, shown in colourway Galleta Guitar;
  • or ca. 882 (949, 1082, 1166, 1332) (1415, 1582, 1715, 1832) m // 965 (1038, 1184, 1275, 1457) (1548, 1730, 1876, 2004) yds for a slightly cropped length option 1 (with 23 cm (9.25 in) of the finished body length) of any other sport/heavy 4ply/light DK weight yarn with a matching gauge. 
Make sure to have extra MC yarn if you plan to knit a longer body. 

  • CC: ca. 50 (55, 60, 65, 75) (80, 95, 95, 110) g or 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 2) skeins of the same yarn, shown in colourway Pink Moon;
  • or ca. 167 (183, 200, 216, 250) (266, 316, 316, 366) m // 182 (200, 219, 237, 273) (291, 346, 346, 401) yds of any other sport/heavy 4ply/light DK weight yarn with a matching gauge. 
The yardage is calculated for a version with cuffs in CC. Adjust accordingly, if you plan to knit them in MC or if you want to work the hem in CC as well.

Needles and notions
  • 3.0 mm (US 2.5) circular needles; 
  • spare cables, spare circular needles or scrap yarn to keep sts on hold;
  • a few stitch markers;
  • a tapestry needle or a crochet hook to weave in the ends.

Gauge
  • 25 sts & 32 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles measured over stockinette stitch worked in the round after blocking;
  • 25 sts & 32 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles measured over colourwork pattern of the yoke worked in the round after blocking.
Adjust the needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Language
  • English
  • Dutch
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (2MB)

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