Old Love is a round-necked pullover reminiscent of an old favourite with a contemporary vibe. The design was inspired by a walk down memory lane to the golden age of ski fashion from the mid to late 1970s and early 1980s - sweaters and jackets with lots of stripes and bright, bold colour blocking.
This pullover is loose-fitting, falls at the waistline and is worked in the round from the bottom up until the divide for the armholes. The front and back are then worked separately and joined together at the shoulders with a 3-Needle Bind-Off. The sleeves are picked up along the armhole edge and worked in the round. Colourwork is worked both flat and in the round.
There are a minimal number of rows where colour stranding across more than 5 sts is necessary, using only two colours per row. The colourwork is complemented with a bit of light texture in the body and sleeves, allowing the colour work to “pop”.
Sample shown is knit in colourways Rust 12 (MC), Anthracite 04 (CC1), and Vanilla 21 (CC2). Ingrid wears a size 3 with 9.5 cm / 3.75" of positive ease.
4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one size smaller than main needle)
This pattern uses the magic loop technique. To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.
21.5 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
21.5 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in colourwork pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)
21.5 sts x 33 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in Pebble Stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)