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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NEW Pattern /// Clarke Pullover


Clarke Pullover // by Jane Richmond

Finally, I get to share my striped pullover pattern with you!


Clarke Pullover // by Jane Richmond

Meet Clarke!

I was originally inspired to knit this pullover because of my love for the comfortable fit of Palladio. Unlike the A-line shape of that pullover, I've designed the body of this garment to fit more like a boyfriend sweater. It's worn here with 4 inches of positive ease and no waist shaping. The neckline is slightly wider than a crew to give the pullover a more casual look and feel.

I chose YOTH yarns Big Sister for it's softness. If you haven't tried this yarn yet, you must! Because it's a DK weight it makes a perfect all season garment and the cashmere content means it can be worn against the skin as well as over layers.  I also chose a length that works well with both jeans and shorts, and finished the hemline with a flattering split hem.

When I was designing and knitting Clarke, I was obsessed with The 100 and spent many nights binge watching episodes on Netflix while I completed the sample. I like to think the overall feel of this pullover was inspired loosely by the comfortable, well-worn clothing and neutral colours found on set. I chose to name the pullover after my favourite female lead in the show, Clarke -- a strong, independent thinker, who isn't afraid of taking risks.   

This pullover would be equally wonderful in a solid colour. It's also a perfect introduction to stripes -- the colour combinations are endless! And the pattern includes two methods for creating jogless stripes!  




Clarke Pullover // by Jane Richmond

Happy Knitting!

13 comments:

  1. Love your new Pattern! (and also love The 100!) :-)

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    1. Isn't The 100 the best!!! I don't think I've ever been so sad to finish the last episode of a show!

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    2. It should be coming back next season though, early 2016 I believe... Yay! :-)

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  2. This is the perfect sweater/sweatshirt pattern! It looks so cozy and like it would be such a great blank canvas for so many awesome interpretations of stripes or colourwork. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Tanis! And that's a perfect description of everything this pullover is meant to be!! I'm excited to see all of the striping variations that come from it.

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  3. Have my yarn and ready to go! Great looking pattern!

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  4. Screw the rest of my WIPs! I'm casting on ASAP!

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    1. LOL. Michelle I can SO see you in this!!!

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  5. Love this sweater sooo much! immediately in the queue and the favourites, I can't wait to knit this!

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  6. I love stripes in pullovers - perfect combination. Great design Jane !!!

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