Ann Arbor

Like its quintessential college-town namesake, Ann Arbor melds bohemian elements with sporty ones.
They pair up so well, one might imagine them enjoying a meet cute at the Fleetwood Diner.

This worsted weight wear-anywhere pullover is knitted in my own cushy thermal rib tuck-stitch pattern, worked in a classic raglan style, with boho rolled edges.

Ann Arbor is knitted in the round from the top down, beginning with a provisional cast-on at the neckline. The stitch pattern is a variation on classic brioche, with wide raglan panels. Simple short rows dip the front neckline. Sleeves and body are unshaped and are finished with a classic rib followed by a rolled edge.

The neckline can be made in either a crew or T neck, and has a double-knitted baffle that adds both style and neckline stability.


Sweater chest circumference: 33 (35, 37, 39) (42, 45, 48) (51, 54, 58)" Recommended ease: 1 to 4". 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: 7 (8, 9, 10) (10, 11, 12) (13, 14, 14) skeins. Shown in Angelic Bone.
Substitute any worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 950 (1100, 1180, 1250) (1350, 1430, 1560) (1660, 1820, 1900) yds.

Needles: Circular needles (circs) size 7 US (4.5 mm). Additionally, circs size 6 (4 mm) for ribbing.

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

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers; for provisional cast on: crochet hook size 4 mm or larger, scrap yarn.

Techniques used: Provisional cast-on, brioche stitches, stretchy bind-off, simple short rows (all techniques are explained).

Pattern includes: Written instructions, schematic, glossary with links to resources and tutorials.

Knit Ann Arbor

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