Sunday, September 14, 2014

New Pattern: Vistoire Pullover

Hooray, a new pattern! This is quite possibly my favorite pullover that I've ever designed. When I put it on after finishing it, my husband said it was the best thing I've ever made, and you'll recall that I made him a duck hat, so that's a great compliment. (I think he might have meant the best thing I've made except for the duck hat, but I will pretend to myself what I want.)

As you know, because I talk about it all the time, we just moved to Louisiana, land of gumbo, voodoo, and vampires. The color of this pullover reminds me simultaneously of 1990s goth-vampy lipstick, Sookie Stackhouse, and old New Orleans vampires, so I definitely had to pick a name that was along those lines. The name I picked, Vistoire, is a Louisiana French Creole first name that sounds sort of mysterious and vampire-y to me. Because that's how I see Louisiana: mysterious and vampire-y. I suspect that I may have watched too much True Blood in my adult life.

The sweater! This is a top-down, totally seamless raglan. The deep scoop neckline is formed with just a few increases, then a large number of cast-on stitches. The sweater features a central cable panel and moss stitch edgings. There are fitting tips throughout the pattern to help you get the perfect sweater for your body.

I knitted the sample from quite possibly my favorite worsted: Dream in Color Classy. This yarn is, well, a dream. So soft, vibrant colors, great yardage, and probably best of all, it's super wash. If we lived somewhere cold I would have just about a million sweaters knitted from Classy.

Vistoire Details: 

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X)
Full bust: 33 (35.25, 38, 41.25, 44, 47.5)
To fit bust sizes 34-36 (36-39, 39-42, 42-45, 45-48, 48-51)

To be worn with 2-4 inches of negative ease in the bust. 

Dream in Color Classy; [100% Merino; 250yd/229m per 113 g skein]; Color: Sundown Orchid 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins

US 7 and 8 29" circulars for body, US 7 and 8 dpns for sleeves

Get the pattern for $6 on Ravelry, no account needed.

I hope you love it as much as I do! Now if only some sweater weather would come our way....


  1. How beautiful! The design, the color, the fit - perfect! It has to beat a duck hat.

  2. This is dreamy! :) (I found you here via instagram)