Signature style meets classic cables — Claire by Sloane Rosenthal perfectly melds an updated modified drop shoulder silhouette with juicy, rhythmic cables for the ideal everyday sweater. Made with her busy life in mind, this sweater often dubs as a sweatshirt replacement, refining a casual everyday look without sacrificing comfort.
Sloane’s thoughtful modified drop-shoulder silhouette has become an H+W signature, with simple, straightforward instructions for easy finishing. Made from the bottom up, the front and back of the sweater are worked flat, blocked, and joined by a three-needle bind off at the shoulders. The sleeves are then picked up and knit from the armholes, leaving just the underarm and sides for seaming in finishing. The cozy mock turtleneck is picked up and worked in the round, folded over and seamed down. Instructions for alternate necklines are included in the pattern.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Sloane Rosenthal
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): midnight (navy), 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins..
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8); 41 (46, 48.5, 52, 55, 61.5, 66.5, 70.5)” [104 (117, 123, 132, 140, 156, 169, 179) cm] finished chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 41” [104 cm] worn with 7” [18 cm] positive ease.
Size A (for body): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle.
Size B (for ribbing): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle.
Size C (for neckline): US 4 [3.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle for magic loop, or one set DPNs.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (cn); stitch markers; tapestry needle; spare Size A needle for three-needle bind off.
23.5 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in cable patt (as charted) on Size A needle, after blocking.
19 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on Size A needle, after blocking.
Increasing; decreasing; seaming; knitting in the round; picking up stitches; cabling with or without a cable needle; three-needle bind off.
About the Designer
Sloane Rosenthal is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. In addition to her line of self-published patterns, her knitwear designs have been featured in Interweave Knits, Knit.Wear, Wool Studio, and By Hand Serial. She is author of three knitwear pattern books, Independent Fabrication Volumes 1 and 2, and Wine Country Knits. A native of Washington, D.C., and briefly a devoted Californian, she and her family now live in Boulder, Colorado, where she runs H+W HQ West. Find her on Instagram at @skrosenthal, and at her website, sloanerosenthalknits.com.