Joanie, by Jill Thompson Beach, is a simple, lightweight, slightly-cropped pullover with a little intarsia excitement on the sleeves. A nod to the ubiquitous chevron in 70s prints, Joanie strips it down to a modern, minimalist accent for uncomplicated wear. Ideal to pair with your favorite jeans or over a dress, this breezy sweater is the autumn wardrobe staple.
Made in Weld, this pullover is worked at a lofty gauge from the top down with raglan shoulder shaping. The lower body is worked in the round, while the sleeves are worked flat to accommodate the intarsia motif and seamed in finishing. The collar is picked up and worked in the round and a final block is recommended to allow the colorwork and fabric to bloom.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Jill Thompson Beach
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): red feather, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins; CC1: midnight, 1 skein; CC2: mallard, 1 skein.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9); 41.5 (45, 48.25, 51.75, 55, 61.75, 65.25, 68.5, 71.75)” [105.5 (114.5, 122.5, 131.5, 139.5, 157, 165.5, 174, 182) cm] finished chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 45” [114.5 cm] with 12” [30.5 cm] positive ease.
Size A (for body): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 16” [40 cm] circular for neck, 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle, preferred needles for small-circumference knitting.
Size B (for ribbing): US 3 [3.25 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle, 16” [40 cm] circular for neck, or preferred needles for small-circumference knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Tapestry needle; (for intarsia) yarn bobbins; stitch markers (m); waste yarn.
20 sts and 28 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette St on Size A needle.
Increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; seaming; intarsia.
About the Designer
Jill Thompson Beach is a knitwear designer focusing on cozy, approachable, enjoyable, and carefully considered designs. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her husband, Aaron, dogs, Evie and Mae, and kitten Smudge. Her designs remind you to take pleasure in the love and joy of making. Find Jill’s work on her website, beachhouseknits.com, at her dedicated instagram design account @beachhouseknits (tag her at #beachhouseknits so she can see your work!) and on Ravelry.