Milano

Stylish, comfortable and fun to wear are what I wanted in this boxy striped pullover ...

worked in the round from the bottom to the underarms, then flat to the neckline ...

... which is shaped with pretty cable decreases and finished off with attached I-cord.

I added a little heart detail to the back using duplicate stitch, but it could just as easily go on the front
... or you might even wear it on your sleeve.

Recommended for Chest Sizes: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44)(48, 52, 56)" which will allow a very roomy fit. Sizing was determined by upper-arm width, wrist-to-wrist measurement and overall length. Sweater shown is size 36, worn on a 36" bust and has 20" of positive ease.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3-ply yarns (light sport weight, 246 yd / 225 m per 50 gm); 2 50-gm skeins Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere) earth; 1 50-gm skein each: Nirvana: berry and sand; Eden (100% merino): curry, lagoon, celery and grape; Angelic (75% merino 25% angora): aqua, buff, dijon and tomato.

Or if working in two colors: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5)(5, 5, 6) 50-gm skeins main color and 2 skeins contrasting color.

Substitute any sport weight yarn that works nicely to gauge. Use either two colors or any odd number of colors.

Needles & Notions: Size 5 US (3.75 mm) circular needles for body, circular or double-pointed needles for sleeves, double-pointed needles for I-cord trim; size 7 US (4.5 mm) needle for 3-needle bind off;

markers, cable needle or double-pointed needle, tapestry needle, stitch holder.

Gauge: 25 stitches and 33 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch worked in the round. Measure gauge on large washed swatch; adjust needle size if necessary.

Skills used: Joining colors, cable decreases, 3-needle bind off, attached I-cord.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, schematics, glossary.

Knit Milano