Ainur Berkimbayeva’s Cross Current Dolman Pullover flows with the beauty and drama of a river pouring into the ocean, ripples of twisted rib wending over the shoulders and through the valley of the V-neck, colliding with the sleeves’ tide.

Ainur Berkimbayeva For Purl Soho: Cross Current Dolman Pullover | Purl Soho

Ainur’s love of geometry shines through here, the triangle of the neckline subtly reflected below by carefully spaced increases, all echoing the overall wedge-shape of the voluminous dolman sleeves. This bottom-up seamless design is not only brilliant, it’s also poetry in motion!

Ainur Berkimbayeva For Purl Soho: Cross Current Dolman Pullover | Purl Soho

And because this roomy sweater is made to be both beautiful and cozy, Ainur knit it up in our gorgeous Plenty. A worsted weight extra fine merino, it is as un-scratchy as wool gets and, with a real bounce to its structure, makes a wonderfully lively knit!

Ainur Berkimbayeva For Purl Soho: Cross Current Dolman Pullover | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Ainur Berkimbayeva.

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Materials

Ainur Berkimbayeva For Purl Soho: Cross Current Dolman Pullover | Purl Soho

GAUGE

18 stitches and 24 rounds = 4 inches in [k 1tbl, p2] pattern

24 stitches and 24 rounds = 4 inches in [k1 tbl, p1] pattern

SIZES

NOTE: This design is very roomy through chest. Choose size based on hip measurement.

32 (38¾, 45¼, 52, 58¾, 65¼)

To fit actual hip circumference of approximately 26–30 (32–37, 39–44, 46–50, 52–57, 59–63) inches, with 2–6 inches of ease

  • Finished Hip Circumference: 32 (38¾, 45¼, 52, 58¾, 65¼) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder to Hem: 19½ (21¼, 23¼, 24¾, 26½, 28) inches

Sample: The sweaters shown here are size 38¾ for River Rock version and 45½ for Fresh Fig version, modeled with 6 inches of ease.

PATTERN

Ainur Berkimbayeva For Purl Soho: Cross Current Dolman Pullover | Purl Soho

The Cross Current Dolman is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Ainur Berkimbayeva For Purl Soho: Cross Current Dolman Pullover | Purl Soho
Ainur Berkimbayeva For Purl Soho: Cross Current Dolman Pullover | Purl Soho
Ainur Berkimbayeva For Purl Soho: Cross Current Dolman Pullover | Purl Soho