This classic striped pullover designed by Emily Williams has a boxy, oversized fit and ribbed yoke. Super easy to wear, Balnaan is an instant staple for any handmade wardrobe.
Emily has also designed a matching hat, which is a great way of checking that you get the right gauge before you knit the sweater or a fabulous way to use up the leftover bits of yarn from your pullover project.
Balnaan is part of the Better Together collection, six stunning knitting pattern designs from three fabulous knitwear designers.
This pattern is also available as a kit, that includes the PDF pattern, 8-14 hanks of The Fibre Co. Luma (depending on your size), 3-5 hanks of The Fibre Co. Cirro (depending on your size), and a free project bag.
The Fibre Co. Luma (50% Merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk, 125 m (137 yd) per 50 g hank) in Aizome (A) – 5 [6: 6: 7: 7: 8: 8: 8: 9] hanks and Chambray (B) – 3 [3: 4: 4: 4: 4: 5: 5: 5] hanks.
The Fibre Co. Cirro (40% Suri alpaca, 40% organic cotton, 20% Merino wool, 225 m (246 yd) per 50g hank) in Divine (C) – 3 [4: 4: 4: 4: 5: 5: 5: 5] hanks.
This boxy sweater is knitted bottom up, seamlessly in the round to the underarm where the work is then divided to work the front and back sections flat. The back is shaped with short rows along the shoulder. The front incorporates a ribbed yoke. The shoulders are cast off together using a 3-needle cast-off. The sleeves are picked up in the round and knitted top-down, the ribbed neckline is picked up last. The ribbed sections are worked using two strands of Luma in the same colour held together. The stripes are worked using one strand of Luma together with one strand of Cirro, with the shade of Luma changing every eight rows.
SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS:
1 [2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9]
The given sizes are called Sizes 1-9 and are recommended to fit a chest circumference of: 76-81 [86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (30-32 [34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
Garment chest circumference (at underarm): 95 [105: 115: 125: 135: 145: 155: 165: 175] cm (38 [42: 46: 50: 54: 58: 62: 66: 70] in)
Length (from shoulder neck edge): 56.5 [57.5: 59: 60: 61: 62.5: 63.5: 64: 64] cm (22.5 [22.75: 23.5: 23.75: 24.25: 25: 25.25: 25.5: 25.5] in)
Body Length (from hem to underarm): 36.5 cm (14.5 in)
Photographs show the garment knit in Size 3 on a model with a chest circumference of 86 cm (34 in).
Designed with 12.5-20 cm (5-8 in) of positive ease at chest circumference.
16 sts and 23.5 rnds to 10 cm (4 in) measured over st st, using one strand of Luma held together with one strand of Cirro, after blocking using 5mm (US 8) needles.
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS REQUIRED:
- 4.5mm (US 7) circular needles
- 5mm (US 8) circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)
- Choose needles with a cable length smaller than the finished chest circumference.
- 4.5mm (US 7) circular needles or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
- 5mm (US 8) circular needles or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round (or size to obtain gauge)
- Stitch markers
- Stitch holders or waste yarn
- Darning needle
- Long Tail Cast-On Method
- German Short Rows
- 3-Needle Cast-Off Method
The most current version of this pattern is V1. Please note you will be purchasing the latest pattern version. Pattern updates are sent to all customers who have purchased a pattern either through email or a Ravelry message.
If you find you are working with an older version please go to our errata page for details of corrections and updates made. You can find the version you are working from by checking the pattern page footers.
This knitting pattern comes as a PDF file, which will be downloadable via a link that will be emailed to you after purchase.