Saven by co-founder Meghan Babin is an updated twist on the classic New England-style cabled Fisherman’s pullover. Drawing inspiration from the silver screen, this unisex design is based on the moth-eaten cabled sweater worn by Ransom Drysdale in the film Knives Out. Meghan kept one of the flanking cables from the original, but explored similar-but-different cables and fit-focused shoulder shaping to create not a replica, but a sibling to the original inspiration.
The construction of this pullover is based on ASTM for Men with modification notes provided for a more petite fit (as shown in Version 2). Classic menswear waist shaping instructions are provided (as shown in Version 1), as well as full instructions for no waist shaping. The shoulder shaping for this pullover is a combination of raglan and saddle shoulder shaping, resulting in a beautifully tailored and comfortable fit.
Saven is worked from the bottom up in pieces, blocked, and seamed in finishing. Optional directions for tubular cast ons provided. The foldover crew neckband is picked up and worked in the round, and then folded over and stitches are picked up from the inner neckline and bound off together for a tidy folded neckband.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 4 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): Version 1: fawn (natural oatmeal), 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins; Version 2: lake (denim blue), 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10); 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70)” [86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5, 178) cm] finished chest circumference. Pullover shown on Brendan measures 46” [117 cm] finished chest with waist shaping, worn with 6” [15.25 cm] of positive ease. Pullover shown on Laura measures 38” [96.5 cm] finished chest without waist shaping, worn with 5” [12.75 cm] of positive ease.
Size A (for body and sleeves): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ.
Size B (for ribbing): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ.
Size C (for tubular cast on and neckband): US 4 [3.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circ and 16” [40 cm] circ.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (m); waste yarn.
18 sts and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Rev Stockinette stitch on Size A needle.
4.75" [12 cm] = width of Chart C on Size A needle.
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; circular knitting; picking up stitches; seaming; (optional) tubular cast on and bind off.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin (she/her) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and creator and editor of Wool Studio. She hails from the lower Hudson Valley region of New York where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East. Her de- signs and creative work are largely inspired by the dichotomy between New York City and the wilds of the Hudson Valley. Follow her on Instagram @meggospurls. Find all her designs on Ravelry.