Saven by Hudson and West co-founder Meghan Babin is an updated twist on the classic New England-style cabled Fisherman’s pullover. Drawing inspiration from the silver screen, this unisex design is based on the moth-eaten cabled sweater worn by Ransom Drysdale in the filmKnives Out. Meghan kept one of the flanking cables from the original, but explored similar-but-different cables andfit-focused shoulder shaping to create not a replica, but a sibling to the original inspiration.
The construction of this pullover is based onASTM for Menwith modification notes provided for a more petite fit (as shown inVersion 2). Classic menswear waist shaping instructions are provided (as shown inVersion 1), as well as full instructions for no waist shaping. The shoulder shaping for this pullover is a combination of raglan and saddle shoulder shaping, resulting in a beautifully tailored and comfortable fit.
Saven is worked from the bottom up in pieces, blocked, and seamed in finishing. Optional directions for tubular cast ons provided. The foldover crew neckband is picked up and worked in the round, and then folded over and stitches are picked up from the inner neckline and bound off together for a tidy folded neckband.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5, 178) cm / 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70)” finished chest circumference. Pullover shown on Brendan measures 117 cm / 46” finished chest with waist shaping, worn with 15.25 cm / 6” of positive ease. Pullover shown on Laura measures 96.5 cm / 38” finished chest without waist shaping, worn with 12.75 cm / 5” of positive ease.
Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino, 30% U.S. Corriedale; 214 meters / 235 yards per 100 g / 3.5 oz.)
7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins
Samples shown are knit in colorways Fawn and Lake.
Size A (for body and sleeves): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ.
Size B (for ribbing): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ.
Size C (for tubular cast on and neckband): US 4 [3.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ and 16” [40 cm] circ.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
18 sts and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Rev Stockinette stitch on Size A needle.
4.75" [12 cm] = width of Chart C on Size A needle.
For more finished measurements, see schematic in pattern photos.
Meghan Babin (she/her) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and creator and editor of Wool Studio. She hails from the lower Hudson Valley region of New York where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East. Her de- signs and creative work are largely inspired by the dichotomy between New York City and the wilds of the Hudson Valley. Follow her on Instagram @meggospurls. Find all her designs on Ravelry.
Forge and its little sibling Weld are our first 100% US-made yarns - and we're the first European stockists of Hudson + West, the fabulous company who makes them! A heathered blend of 70% Merino and 30% Corriedale, Forge is spun up to a worsted weight. It's a round, extremely well-balanced 3ply yarn that works so, so well for cables and texture. It has a beautiful balance of stitch definition, bounce, and wooly, cohesive bloom after blocking. One of our new favorites!
Explore our range of Hudson + West Co patterns here.
Haven’t started knitting with Forge but it’s lovely!
Feels lovely. I’m familiar with the wool after living in New Mexico Going to make a hat with it
Glad I tried it!
I am glad I you gave me the chance to try this yarn out for a little one skein project. It is smooth and shows of cables and texture very well. I like the hat I knitted from this yarn, but honestly I wouldn‘t knit a garment out of it, because it‘s on the upper price range and not affordable for me. But with one skein I now have a very special luxurious treasure.
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