The Moonflower Pullover draws its inspiration from designer Cheryl Toy’s creative journey, in her explorations with a simple leaf motif that evolved to include a vine, and then a flower. This motif repeats to form the beautiful circular yoke design featured on this pullover. With three sleeve variations available – short, bracelet, or full-length – and the added flexibility of optional waist shaping, you have the freedom to customize this pullover to your preferences. The pullover is close-fitting, with little to no ease, and is knitted seamlessly in the round from the top down using circular yoke shaping. Sleeve stitches are placed on hold while the body is worked in smooth stockinette stitch, finishing with a neat ribbed hem.
Based in the American Deep South, the designer handpicked Luma to make this cardigan because of the suitability of the plant-based fibres for warm-weather knitting. This luxurious blend combines organic cotton and linen with silk and fine Merino wool, offering both warmth and breathability.
- PDF of Moonflower Pullover knitting pattern
- 7–12 hanks of The Fibre Co. Luma
- Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
Please note: this kit contains the yarn amounts for the long-sleeve and three-quarter-sleeve versions of the pullover.
The Fibre Co. Luma (50% Merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk, 125 m (137 yd) per 50 g hank) in shade Blanca for the long-sleeve length – 7 (7, 8, 9) (10, 10, 11, 12) hanks, and in shade Ancient Stone for the short-sleeve length – 5 (6, 6, 7) (7, 8, 8, 9) hanks.
Photographs show a pullover with long sleeves in the shade Blanca and a pullover with short sleeves in the shade Ancient Stone. Choose from any shades of Luma as shown above.
Sizes and measurements:
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8)
Finished chest circumference: 86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) (137, 147.5, 157.5) cm [34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62) in]
Finished length from underarm to hem: 35 (35, 34, 34) (35, 33.5, 33, 33) cm [13.75 (13.75, 13.5, 13.5) (13.75, 13.25, 13, 13) in]
Photographs show two pullovers, both with a finished chest measurement of 96.5 cm (38 in), waist shaping, and zero ease.
Needles and notions required:
- 3.25mm (US 3) needles for ribbing: 80 cm (32 in) circular needle for Sizes 1 and 2; 102 cm (40 in) circular needle for Sizes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and for Magic Loop or set of five double-pointed needles
- 3.5mm (US 4) needles for body and sleeves: 80 cm (32 in) circular needle for Sizes 1 and 2; 102 cm (40 in) circular needle for Sizes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and for Magic Loop or set of five double-pointed needles
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch markers
- Removable stitch markers
- Stitch holders or waste yarn
- 5/8 inch buttons (9)
- Long Tail Cast-On
This is an advanced beginner pattern and includes both written instructions and a chart.
This pattern is part of a three-piece collection which also includes the Moonflower Cardigan and the Moonflower Wrap. You can purchase all three patterns in Cheryl Toy’s eBook Moonflower: A Capsule Collection here.