Fallow Pullover

May 05, 2024


Today I'm so excited to share my Fallow Pullover. It's so endeering, don't you think ;) 

The yarn is the most recent offering from Brooklyn Tweed, Imbue Sport and I cannot rave enough about this yummy stuff. It is nothing short of magnificent! The pattern was so fun to knit and since it makes a big impact with just using two colors, it's perfect for a newbie colorworker. Let me tell you all about both!

First the pattern, Fallow by Anne-Michelle Phelan. It's a well written straight forward top down pullover with most of the yoke increases prior to the colorwork. They are well placed and created a great shape. I've got this pattern flagged and will use these increases again when making a similar sweater. Short rows shape and raise the back neck. I made a few mods which I wrote about on my Ravelry Project Page such as changing the neck. I made the smallest size and knit to a larger gauge and was able to make a 35" bust which was perfect for me. I also made some waist decreases. I think this pattern would be a cute Christmas sweater in red, but I also think it would be beautiful in a brown shade. 

I learned a new technique! I am not terribly experienced in colorwork but with this project I was able to knit holding a color in each hand, the white or dominant color in my left, and the navy in my right. I threw with my right and picked with my left. This was slow going at first but the yarn is so easy and forgiving I was able to plug away. So now the yarn, let me tell you friends, Imbue is just magnificent. I'm impressed! It's merino with a micron count of 20.5 so it's extremely soft,  but I also think it will hold up well and won't have excessive pilling. I say excessive because I've never met a merino that does not pill, but I have a feeling any future pilling will be easily shaved away. The knitting experience was bouncy, springy and spongy, with a pleasant sort of stretch. Both the round plush and the spring of the yarn made the colorwork instantly cohesive. I haven't blocked my sweater yet and still it's good to go!

After finishing this I immediately ordered another lot for a Christmas sweater. Brooklyn Tweed calls this a sport weight, but I was able to knit it easily as a DK weight and also a light worsted. I used a size 6 needle with a gauge of 20 stitches per 4 inches. I love the fabric at 22 and 20 and this will be my go-to DK yarn from now on. The only problem with this yarn is that since it's a new offering the color range is limited, but a little birdie told me that they are going to add a few new colors in the fall. Imbue is American grown, spun and dyed. 

I cannot find this yarn at any yarn store near me as the closest store that carries it is over an hour away, so I ordered mine from Jimmy Beans. They also have a great selection of needles and it's where I buy my Chiagoo 12" circulars that I use to knit small circumferences in the round like the sleeves. I use the 9" Chiagoo circulars when my circumference is smaller and I prefer them over DPNs or magic loop any day!  Imbue Sport is a yarn I highly recommend and I cannot imagine anyone not loving it. I'm in an Imbue KAL at the moment and everyone is just as enthusiastic as I am. 

That's it for now, but I hope I've inspired you to try a new yarn, a new pattern, a new needle, or maybe a new technique! Keep on knitting!

My future Holly Sweater.

There were some long floats in this pattern, but I'll tell you a secret, I rarely lock my floats. Do you?

On a rainy Saturday afternoon I sat for a portrait.
I've taken plenty of bad pictures, but this takes the cake. 
In case you missed last week's garden post, you can read it here.

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  1. This sweater is beautiful and more flattering with your mods. The original pattern has the deers right on the bustline but I love your placement, right above. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love that sweater and as usual, you did a perfect job! I did not know Terry knew how to draw!

  3. Sweater is fabulous. I can also see it in dark green! Will have to try that yarn. I think Terry “implied” your eyebrows very well. Chloe

    1. Oh yes, dark green would be great! A forest! Ugh, I would have hated to see what he came up with for eyebrows!

  4. Just gorgeous! I love it. Thanks for sharing it!


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