Metropolitan Modular by Celia McAdam Cahill

Metropolitan Modular

February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1719 - 3438 yards (1572 - 3144 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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Rowan Felted Tweed has been a colorwork staple for decades; and if you’re like me, you’ve accumulated all kinds of skeins of their beautiful tweedy colors over the years. But what to do with all these odd balls? That’s the inspiration for the Metropolitan Modular pullover. It’s simple, it’s colorful, it’s completely reversible, it has lots of options, and it uses up those extra skeins of colorwork yarn in your stash.

When I mention options, there are lots. The sweater is shown in two different color palettes, one using classic current colors in autumnal tones and another mixing in some discontinued shades in pastel tones as inspiration to use up some of that long-held stash. While the sample is shown with seams to the outside, they can just as easily be done to the inside. If you find you don’t have quite enough yarn for a particular piece, you can change colors at any point, or make stripes. I’ve also included instructions for a different neckline that is also reversible. It’s up to you!

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements
Chest: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”
Length: 23.25 (24.75, 25.25, 25.75, 26.25, 26.75, 27.25)”

Rowan Felted Tweed (50g, 191 yds, 50% merino, 25% alpaca, 25% rayon), 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) ea of the following colors:

BODY (Autumnal Colors)
#154 Ginger
#178 Seasalter
#175 Cinnamon
#196 Barn Red

SLEEVES: 1 skein ea of the following colors:
#193 Cumin
#153 Phantom
#184 Celadon
#158 Pine

#157 Camel


#165 Scree
#206 Rose Quartz
#210 Aluminum
#167 Maritime

SLEEVES: 1 skein ea of:
#141 Whisper (discontinued; substitute #173 Duck Egg)
#143 Cocoa (discontinued; substitute #172 Ancient)
#142 Melody (discontinued; substitute #185 Frozen)
#195 Boulder

#156 Wheat (discontinued; substitute #177 Clay)

Size 5 (3.75mm) needles or size to get gauge
Size 4 (3.5mm) circular needle, or one size smaller than those used for the body, for bands and neck edging
OPTIONAL: Size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle for optional rolled neck
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle

In St st, 24 sts and 33 rows = 4”/10cm on larger needles.
To save time, take time to check gauge.