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Finished: Tucked Pullover

Whoo-hoo! I finished the sweater I started in December.

It took a little over two months, but I was working on other projects at the same time.

IMG_3621The pattern is the “Tucked Pullover” from the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of knit.wear magazine.

It is shown in the magazine with 3 1/4″ inches of ease.

tucked-pulloverTo replicate the fit shown in the magazine I made the 37 1/4″ size for my 34″ bust.

As I was knitting, I started to worry the sweater would be too big, but I’m really pleased with the fit.

IMG_3623I used Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool yarn in the Rose Madder color #140. It was nice to be able to use the same yarn shown in the magazine.

Two modifications:

1) The body on my sweater is about 1/2″ longer than the pattern says because I read the wrong size when I was measuring. A good reminder to circle your size before you start knitting!

2) Although I followed the correct sleeve stitch count for the size I was making, I intentionally knit the sleeves to the length of the smallest size since the 37 1/4″ size would have been too long for me.

Suggested modification:

If I knit the sweater again I would shift the tucks on the sleeves more toward the center of the body. As you can see, they are over the back of my hands when my arms are straight by my sides, but I can’t see them!

This would be an easy change because the sleeves are knit down from the shoulders. When you reach the proper length you can just try the sweater on and calculate where to place the tucks.

Finishing a project is always fun! I’ve already worn the sweater twice.

Although I’m still working on my Gillespie Shawl, I’m already starting to think about what should be my next big project.


  1. Fabulous work! Love the color. Sweaters take an amazing amount of time and perseverance, but you definitely conquered the challenge.

  2. Thanks! The stockinette meant I could work on it while watching TV and traveling since I didn’t have to focus.

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