Stella Pullover

May 08, 2024

I finished this sweater a few months ago, but the pattern is released today and so now I can show it off! This was a preview knit from Brooklyn Tweed designed by Jared Flood and any pattern from Brooklyn Tweed is just a joy to knit. And you know how much I love the texture of garter stitch so when I saw this was available to preview knit, I jumped right in! 

The pattern has several sweet details besides the texture. It's knit in the round from the bottom up. It starts with a nice and neat rolled edge, then short rows shape the high/low hem. Next it is worked in one piece to the armholes where it is separated and fronts and backs are worked separately. Especially nice is a sloped bind off used for the shoulders which was a nifty new-to-me technique. There is an option for flared sleeves like mine, or straight sleeves. The BT patterns take pattern writing to another level and every technique is clearly explained as only Brooklyn Tweed patterns can do, with links to how-to videos if needed. The pattern may look simple, and while it is simple to knit, there are many small details built into the pattern to assure the sweater will look tailored. As you can imagine, it flew off the needles. 

The yarn is Quarry by Brooklyn Tweed. It is the same as Shelter, but in a bulky weight. The sweater has a different silhouette and a different weight yarn than I normally wear and use, but I love it and imagine I'll have a lot of fun wearing it next winter. My husband is my photographer, and I always ask him if he likes my sweater. He looked at it from all angles and finally said, "Yeah, that's a good one. I really like it." So that was nice. And yes, I'm still speaking to him even after last weeks portrait.

I should note that the pattern says that the first three sizes will need 5 skeins. I made the first size and only used 4 skeins. 

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  1. Stella looks so comfy. Great job! ~Sharon

  2. Some of the details of this sweater look really interesting so I might give this pattern a try! Having purchased Boardwalk from BT I know how meticulous Jared is with patterns! Chloe


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