Birch Pullover by Bonnie Franz

Birch Pullover

August 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
520 - 650 yards (475 - 594 m)
Child’s 4 (6, 8, 10)
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I wanted to design a cozy, warm pullover for winter that would be a modern take on traditional Scandinavian style. The pattern uses a thick, cushy yarn—to make it quick to knit—and one simple band of patterning for minimalist Norwegian style. I chose rolled edges for their casual look—a concealed bit of ribbing controls the roll. Dropped sleeves and a straight body add to the classic silhouette. The tracings of dark lines across the natural color reminded me of the trunk of a birch tree, hence the name. This is a great pattern to try colorwork for the first time or to whip up as a quick gift!