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Alexis Winslow lives in Brooklyn, NY and works as a printed textile designer. Besides an almost all encompassing obsession with knitting, she’s also an artist and a seamstress. You can see more of ...

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Brewster Pullover

from Knit Darling by Alexis Winslow
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Brewster Pullover
Brewster Pullover
Brewster Pullover
Brewster Pullover
Brewster Pullover
Brewster Pullover

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • pick-up stitches
  • circular knitting
  • stranded knitting
  • increase/decrease

Pattern Description:

The Brewster Pullover has a very unusual top-down seamless set-in sleeve/shoulder construction that is practically fail-proof. The design also features playful geometric color-work motifs that are easy to memorize. Top-down construction allows for easy length adjustment for a personalized fit.

The sweater grows outward from the center back panel, which is worked flat in rows. Parts are added to this back panel to eventually incorporate the whole shoulder section including the sleeve caps. Then, the sweater is worked circularly in rounds from the top of the sleeve caps to the hems.

The pattern also includes links to helpful video tutorials throughout. If you're unsure you have the skills necessary to knit this pattern, the videos will help you along your way.


22.75 sts and 28.75 rows = 4" in stockinette colorwork pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 31 ⅝ (35 ⅞, 40, 44 1/4, 48 1/2, 51 3/4)" bust
  • 25 1/4 (26, 26 3/4, 27, 27 ⅞, 28 3/4)" total length


  • Malabrigo Silky Merino (51% silk, 49% merino wool; 150 yd/50g): Color A #406 Narciso, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins; Color B #430 Smoke, 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins; Color C #63 Natural, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.
  • SUGGESTED NEEDLES Body- US size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular needles and set of double pointed needles Ribbing- US size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" circular needles and set of double pointed needles Adjust needle size to obtain stitch gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders or waste yarn
  • yarn needle for weaving in ends

Suggested yarn:

1200 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Silky Merino


Color A #406; Color B #430; Color C #63

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