Top Thornapple


thornapple pullover knitting pattern, twisted ribs

A sweater you'll want to knit and wear again and again.

thornapple pullover knitting pattern, twisted ribs

Special details include a baffled neckline, short-row shaping, a pretty "thorn" stitch pattern scattered down sleeves and body, and a gorgeous yoke made up of little twisted-stitch cables.

thornapple pullover knitting pattern, twisted ribs

Thornapple is knitted in one piece seamlessly from the top down. Wrapless short-rows shape yoke. Small provisional cast-ons are worked at the underarms.

thornapple pullover knitting pattern, twisted ribs


Sizes of finished sweater: 32 (35, 37, 40, 43, 45)(48, 51, 53, 56)" at chest level. 1-5" ease recommended.
Shown in size 40, worn here with 4" ease on a 36" dress form.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport-weight) yarns including Nirvana (merino cashmere), Eden (merino), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); 246 yds (225 m) per 50 gm skein: 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7)(8, 8, 9, 10) skeins.
Shown in Nirvana Linen.

Substitute any light sport-weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 1160 (1270, 1360, 1450, 1560, 1650)(1780, 1920, 2050, 2200) yds.

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch using size 5 (3.75 mm) needles.

Needles & Notions: US 5 (3.75 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm) circular and/or double- pointed needles; cable needle, stitch markers, crochet hook for pro- visional cast-on, stitch holder or waste yarn.

Techniques used: Twisted stitches, cables, short rows, provisional cast-on, reading charts, 3-needle work (as in 3-needle bind-off). All techniques are explained.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, charts (yoke pattern is in charted format only), schematic, glossary with links to tutorials.

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Edited by Susan Myers.