Shoulder Forward Pullover Pattern Download

Shoulder Forward Pullover Pattern Download

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The opposite of the cold shoulder, our Shoulder Forward Pullover is a warm embrace, that kind of fast-friend, easy-fit favorite that exudes everyday welcome vibes. Thoughtful details, an easy bottom-up construction with set-in sleeves, and special tailoring at the shoulders make this familiar form a soft and cozy original! Our Shoulder Forward Pullover is knit in the round, from the bottom to the underarms, then you divide the piece and work the front and back separately, join the two sets of shoulders (slightly forward of top center), and finally, pick up and knit the sleeves in the round down to the cuffs... Very straightforward! We knit up our version in our rustic-but-elegant Flax Down, a blend of baby alpaca, extra fine merino and undyed linen, here in Kettle Black for a high-contrast vibe of windswept nonchalance. For more information about this pattern, including materials, gauge, and sizes, please click Product Details, above!

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Product Details

  • 5 (6, 6, 7) (7, 8, 9) (9, 10, 10) skeins of Purl Soho's Flax Down, 43% baby alpaca, 42% extra fine merino, and 15% linen. We used Kettle Black.
  • US 5, 32- or 40-inch circular needles (depending on size you are making)
  • US 5, 16-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 5 double pointed needles
  • US 6, 32- or 40-inch circular needles (depending on size you are making)
  • US 6, 16-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 6 double pointed needles
  • Stitch markers
  • 2 locking markers
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • A cable stitch holder

23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using larger needles


NOTE Need help deciding on a size? Check out our Understanding Ease + Selecting Size Tutorial!


37½ (41, 44½, 48) (51½, 55, 58½) (62, 65½, 68¾)

To fit actual chest circumference of 31–34 (35–37, 38–41, 42–44) (45–48, 49–51, 52–54) (56–58, 59–61, 62–64) inches, with approximately 4–6 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 37½ (41, 44½, 48) (51½, 55, 58½) (62, 65½, 68¾) inches
  • Finished Length From Top Of Shoulder: 21½ (22, 23½, 24) (25½, 26, 27) (27½, 28¼, 28½) inches

SAMPLE: The sweater shown here is size 37½, worn with 5 inches of ease.