Thursday, August 7, 2014

Patternum Novum: Poua Pullover

Just today, Knit Picks released a brand new collection for Fall (is it almost fall already?!), called Burnished. Burnished is all about exploring the colors and textures of fall, with interesting colorwork, cables, and shapes. My own contribution is Poua, a simple, polka-dotted, raglan-yoked pullover that immediately became a favorite of mine. (And my sample for which I wore this Christmas, even though I probably shouldn't have.)

Poua features a very simple fair isle pattern that creates fun polka dots against a neutral background. The body and sleeves are worked from the bottom up in the round, the body with subtle waist shaping. They are then joined at the raglan yoke and continued in the round until bind offs and decreases worked flat shape the crew neck. The collar ribbing is picked up after the yoke is complete.

Poua is meant to be worn with some positive ease, but it would be quite cute worn with a more fitted look as well. (Actually, that's how I myself wore it. I'll get some modeled shots when I'm not sporting a large pregnant belly and an extra 30 pounds.)

The specs...

Sizes: 28.75 (32, 37, 40.5, 43.75, 48.75, 52.25, 57.25, 60.75, 64)” finished bust measurement ; meant to be worn with 0-2" of ease.

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted Weight (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110 yards/50g): MC Seraphim 25974, 6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13) balls; CC Bittersweet Heather 24652, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls

US 6 (4mm) 24-60” circular needles (length needed depends on size made), 16-20” circular needles (for collar), and DPNs, or two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” or longer circular needle for Magic Loop Technique, or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 19 stitches and 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch
You can check out more about the Poua Pullover and the Burnished Collection on the Knit Picks' website here and on Ravelry here.


Julie said...

I sooo love this sweater! It looks like a instant classic, and then I saw on the knitpicks blog today the ways they styled it- it looks so very flexible for any type of wardrobe! Totally in love.

IMLongpre said...

Hi! I took my measurements and thought I had it right but it feels somewhat snug when I try it on as I'm knitting... Did you get a bit of wiggle room when blocking? I'm not toooo far in so I could start over but it'd be great to avoid that. Any pointers? It's my first sweater and I love the pattern!

Hilary said...

@IMLongpre -- you should get a teensy bit of wiggle room when blocking, but less than usual because of the colorwork pattern and those strands behind your knitting. I made my own with a little bit of negative ease and it's a bit tight as well, but I've been wearing it anyway. :)