Stella,by Oregon-based designer Jennifer Parroccini, presents a stunning mock cable pullover featuring a clever cross stitch pattern running up the front and around the back hem. This simple stitch pattern is quick to memorize, resulting in a beautiful pullover to pair with jeans, skirt, or over a dress this fall. This pullover is made from the bottom up in pieces and seamed. The neckline is picked up after seaming and worked in the round.
Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino, 30% U.S. Corriedale; 214 meters / 235 yards per 100 g / 3.5 oz.)
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) skeins
Sample shown is knit in colorway Gold Leaf.
Size A (for sweater body and sleeves): US 8 [5 mm]: straight needles or 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle.
Size B (for ribbing): US 6 [4 mm]: straight needles or 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle for the body and sleeves, 16” [40 cm] circular needle for the collar.
Size C (for tubular cast on and collar): US 5 [3.75 mm]: straight needles or 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle for tubular cast on, 16” [40 cm] circular needle for the collar.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
18 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette st on Size A needle.
Three repeats (24 sts) of Cross Patt (see Stitch Guide) measures approx 4.25" [11 cm] wide.
Jen Parroccini (she/her) is a knitwear designer focused on size-inclusive, 100% make-worthy, wardrobe staples. Focusing on texture and structure, her sweaters feature timeless silhouettes with modern details and fine finishing. Originally from Maryland’s eastern shore, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, preschool-aged daughter, and elderly dog.
Find Jen on Instagram at JP_Knits_Things, on Ravelry at JPKnitsThings, and JPKnitsThings.com.
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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