Mattie is a top-down, seamless pullover with a burst of flowers around the yoke. The inspiration behind this sweater is my grandpa’s grandmother. It is a pullover version of my Mattie cardigan. My Mattie cardigan has a deep yoke. This version has a more traditional yoke depth, but still has plenty of flowers. With the shorter yoke depth I added short row, and the ribbing at the bottom as a split hem. I hope you love this version of Mattie and the story behind it. The flowers are a nod to my great-great grandmother who after a series of tragedies in her young life, she saw a field of sunflowers and felt that somehow everything was going to be alright. I hope this sweater gives you that strength as we all make our way through the difficult times and find the bright spots of life.
Materials Yarn: Biches & Buches Le Petit Lambswool 50 g, 248 meters/270 yards Main color: Green-Pink-Turquoise 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) 50 g skeins Contrast Color 1: natural 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) 50 g skein Needles: 32 (32, 32, 32, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40) / 80 (80, 80, 80, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100) inch US 4/ 3.5mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge in colorwork and single color for the yoke and body. US 4/ 3.5mm 16-inch /40 cm circular needle for the first rows of the yoke and the sleeves. US 0/ 2 mm 16-inch /40 cm and 32-inch /80 mm circular needle for the neckband and ribbing US 0/ 2 mm DPNs/Flexiflips for the cuffs. Darning needle.
Gauge and Swatch 24 stitches and 31 rounds = 4 inches or 10 cm in colorwork 23 stitches and 30 rounds = 4 inches or 10 cm in a single color Please swatch in the round to determine needle size. Note: Swatch in colorwork and single color. I used the same needle throughout the stockinette portion of the sweater.
Skills used to make Mattie: Long-tail cast on knitting purling k1, p1 ribbing backward look increase stranded colorwork catching floats picking up stitches ssk k2 tog decrease knitting in the round knitting flat