Chamomile Pullover

Stay cozy while winter lingers with this garter stitch pullover. Classically designer with a cowl turtleneck and oversized draping, you’ll cherish this pullover every time the weather gets colder.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 38.5 (42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5, 58.5)” to fit bust 32-34 (36-38,40-42, 44-46, 46-48, 48-52)”

4-6” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 42.5”

Gauge: 12 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Fine weight yarnNako Sport Wool (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool; 131 yards [119 meters]/100 grams): #2167 Canvas Beige (6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls)

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 24” circular; US size 9 (5.5 mm) DPNs; US size 10 (6 mm) 24” circular; US size 10 (6 mm) DPNs

Notions: Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle

Special Stitches

M1L (make one stitch): Insert LH needle tip from front to back under bar, lifting it to form a new loop on LH needle. Knit this bar through the back loop.

M1R (make one stitch): Insert LH needle tip from back to front under bar, lifting it to form a new loop on LH needle. Knit this bar through the front loop.

M1P (make one stitch purlwise): Insert LH needle tip from back to front under bar, lifting it to form a new loop on LH needle. Purl this loop.

1×1 Ribbing

Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Garter Stitch (worked in the round)

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: Purl.

Rep Rnds 1-2 for patt

Garter Stitch (worked flat)

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The pullover is worked from the bottom up in the round up to the underarms. The front and back are then worked flat separately and joined at the shoulders by 3-needle bind off. Stitches are picked up around the armholes for the sleeves which are worked from the top down in the round. Stitches are picked up around the neck for the collar.

Pattern

With smaller needles, CO 116 (128, 140, 152, 164, 176) sts. Pm for beg of rnd and join to work in the rnd.

Work in 1×1 Ribbing until piece meas 4″ from CO edge.

Change to larger needles.

Beg working in Garter Stitch patt (worked in the rnd) until piece meas 15″, ending with Rnd 1 of patt.

Divide for Front and Back

Next Rnd (Rnd 2 of Garter Stitch patt): Purl around, place last 58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 88) sts on holder for Back.

Front

Beg working in Garter Stitch patt (worked flat) until Armhole meas 4 (4.5, 4.75, 5, 5.25, 5.5)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): K23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38), place sts on holder for Left Front, BO 12, knit to end.

Right Front

Next Row (WS): Knit.

BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 RS rows. (19 (22, 25, 28, 31, 34) sts)

Dec Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to end. (1 st dec’d; 18 (21, 24, 27, 30, 33) sts)

Rep Dec Row every RS row twice more. (16 (19, 22, 25, 28, 31) sts)

Work even until Armhole meas 6 (6.5, 6.75, 7, 7.25, 7.5)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (RS): Knit to last 2 (4, 3, 5, 4, 6) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (WS): Knit to end.

Short Rows 3, 5, 7, and 9: Knit to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Rows 4, 6, 8, and 10: Knit to end.

Next Row: Knit to end, working wrapped sts together with their wraps. Place sts on holder.

Left Front

With WS facing, join yarn.

BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 WS rows. (19 (22, 25, 28, 31, 34) sts)

Dec Row (RS): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d; 18 (21, 24, 27, 30, 33) sts)

Rep Dec Row every RS row twice more. (16 (19, 22, 25, 28, 31) sts)

Work even until Armhole meas 6 (6.5, 6.75, 7, 7.25, 7.5)”, ending with a RS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (WS): Knit to last 2 (4, 3, 5, 4, 6) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (RS): Knit to end.

Short Rows 3, 5, 7, and 9: Knit to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Rows 4, 6, 8, and 10: Knit to end.

Next Row: Knit to end, working wrapped sts together with their wraps. Place sts on holder.

Back

Return 58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 88) held Back sts to needles and with RS facing, join yarn.

Beg working in Garter Stitch patt (worked flat) until Armhole meas 6 (6.5, 6.75, 7, 7.25, 7.5)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (RS): Knit to last 2 (4, 3, 5, 4, 6) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (WS): Knit to last 2 (4, 3, 5, 4, 6) sts, W&T.

Short Rows 3-5: Knit to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts before previous turn, W&T. Mark center 22 sts.

Next Row (WS): Knit to marker, place sts on holder for Left Back, BO marked 22 sts, knit to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Right Back

Short Row 1 (RS): Knit to 3 sts before neck edge, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d; 17 (20, 23, 26, 29, 32) sts)

Short Row 2: K1, ssk, knit to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts before previous turn, W&T. (1 st dec’d; 16 (19, 22, 25, 28, 31) sts)

Short Row 3: Knit to end.

Short Row 4: Knit to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Row 5: Knit to end.

Next Row: Knit to end, working wrapped sts along with their wraps. Place sts on holder.

Left Back

Return held Left Back sts to needles and with RS facing, join yarn.

Short Row 1: K1, ssk, knit to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts before previous turn, W&T. (1 st dec’d; 17 (20, 23, 26, 29, 32) sts)

Short Row 2: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d; 16 (19, 22, 25, 28, 31) sts)

Short Row 3: Knit to 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Row 4: Knit to end.

Next Row: Knit to end, working wrapped sts along with their wraps. Place sts on holder.

Join Front and Back at shoulders using 3-needle BO.

Sleeves

Pick up and k36 (40, 42, 42, 44, 46) sts evenly around Armholes and place on larger DPNs. PM and join to work in the rnd.

Work 8 rnds of Garter Stitch.

Knit 2 rnds.

Dec Rnd: K1, k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, ssk. (2 sts dec’d; 34 (38, 40, 40, 42, 44) sts)

Rep Dec Rnd every 14 (10, 10, 10, 10, 10) rnd 3 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5) more times. (28 (28, 30, 30, 32, 34) sts)

Work even until Sleeve meas 15” from pick up.

Change to smaller DPNs.

Work in 1×1 Ribbing for 3”.

BO loosely in pattern.

Collar

Beg at center Back, pick up and k11 sts along Back Neck, 4 sts along Left Back Neck, 14 sts along Left Front Neck, 12 sts along Front Neck BO, 14 sts along Right Front Neck, 4 sts along Right Back Neck, 11 sts along Back Neck. Pm, join to work in the rnd. (70 sts)

Work in 1×1 Ribbing until Collar meas 2”.

Rnd 1 (Inc): K1, M1L, work in patt to end, M1R. (2 sts inc’d; 72 sts)

Rnd 2: K2, work in patt to last st, k1.

Rnd 3 (Inc): K1, M1P, work in patt to end, M1P. (2 sts inc’d; 74 sts)

Rnd 4: K1, work in patt to end.

Rep last 4 rnds until Collar meas 8”.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to finished measurements.

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