Popcorn Waffles

The popcorn tuck stitch I developed for this design waffles back and forth to create a subtle herringbone effect.

Deeply textured, yet so very light and airy.
Pop it on over your favorite tee.

Top down and seamless, Popcorn Waffles is worked in the round at the neck, flat across upper front and back, and in the round again down to the bottom ribbing.

Cute sleeve caps are shaped with fun cable decreases that work almost invisibly into the stitch pattern. Clever! I-cord trim finishes off the sleeve caps.


Sweater chest circumference: 32 (35, 40, 43, 48) (51, 56, 59, 64)" Recommended ease: 1 to 5". Shown in size 35 with 2" ease.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted weight) in Nirvana (merino cashmere), Eden (merino), Brigadoon (merino tweed) or Angelic (merino angora); 125 m / 137 yd per 50 g / 1.75 oz skein: 5 (6, 7, 7, 8)(9, 10, 11, 11) skeins. Shown in Eden Bronze.
Substitute any worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 660 (760, 840, 960, 1100) (1160, 1290, 1420, 1520) yds.

Needles: Circular needles (circs) size 8 US (5.0 mm). Additionally, circs sizes 6 (4 mm) for ribbed hem, and size 4 (4 mm) for attached I-cord around sleeve caps.

Gauge: 20 sts and 36 rows = 4" in pattern stitch.

Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers; for provisional cast on: crochet hook size 5 mm or larger, scrap yarn.

Techniques used: Cables, provisional cast-on, cable decreases.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, stitch pattern in written format, schematic, glossary with links to resources and tutorials.

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