Alita

This top-down pullover features sloped shoulders, set-in sleeves, V-neck, front pockets, and a comfortable swing silhouette, all in a combination of three simple stitch patterns.

Stitches are cast on for the upper back, which is worked in a slip-stitch pattern down to the armholes. Stitches for the front are then picked up at the shoulders, and the front is also worked down to the armholes, with the V-neck shaped along the way. The front and back are joined and worked in rounds to the hem, with widely spaced increases at each side to produce the easy swing shape. The pocket placement coincides with a shift to seeded rib pattern. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armholes, the caps shaped with short-rows, then the rest of the sleeves are worked in round to the cuffs, in the same combination of stitch patterns. All edges are finished with k1, p1 ribbing.

Instructions are given for seven sizes: About 35 (383/4, 421/2, 461/4) (493/4, 541/4, 581/2)” (89 [98.5, 108, 117.5] [126.5, 138, 148.5] cm) circumference at bust and 421/2 (461/4, 493/4, 531/2) (571/4, 61, 653/4)” (108 [117.5, 126.5, 136] [145.5, 155, 167] cm)

Yarn: Kauni Wool 100% 8/2 (100% wool; 437 yd [400 meters]/100 grams, usually sold in approximately 150-gram balls): #JJ3 pale pink, 380 (420, 440, 480) (520, 580, 620) grams.

Gauge: 26 stitches and 40 rows/rounds = 4″ (10 cm) in slip-stitch stripe pattern, after blocking.