Skully by Samantha Bliss


September 2004
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st)
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
875 - 1000 yards (800 - 914 m)
Finished chest 40 (42, 47, 50)"
low vision format available
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘n Bitch: “The first time I made this sweater, I used slubby dark brown and cream yarn that I’d found in a local yarn shop on sale for one dollar a skein. I’d been wanting to make a big, oversized sweater, and the price was right, so I bought eleven or twelve skeins and started brainstorming. I didn’t want it to be completely plain (too boring to knit), but generally, I don’t end up wearing things that have a big emblem on the front. I figured I’d put something cool on the sleeves--and what’s cooler that skulls? I made up the pattern as I went along, graphed out the skulls on some graph paper, and just started knitting. ‘Skully’ was my first real sweater project, and it was so damn easy, you all should make one too. What would be even cooler--make your own graph like I did and put whatever you want on the sleeves.”


  • Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large)
  • Finished chest 40 (42, 47, 50)“
  • Finished length 23¼ (24.5, 26, 27½)

Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, intarsia, read chart, pick up stitches, 3-needle bind-off, bind off


  • Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% wool/15% mohair; 4oz/125yds)
  • MC: 6 (6, 7, 7) skeins #M06 Deep Charcoal
  • CC: 1 skein #M10 Creme
  • US 10½ (6.5mm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Pattern on page 190 - 192.

Low Vision: This book is available from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled in a digital audio format.