We love Forge as a sweater yarn, but we’re particularly partial to it in cabled sweaters. Co-founder Sloane Rosenthal’s Marley pullover uses bold, graphic diagonal cables and a deep V-neck to put a modern, effortlessly wearable spin on the classic cabled pullover. Tailored shoulder and a gentle A-line make for a great fit, while a slightly larger than usual needle choice produces a lighter fabric with easy drape. Stockinette sleeves and back simplify the knitting and keeps the focus on the show stopping front.
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]): fawn (natural beige), 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) skeins.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9); 34.25 (39.75, 44.25, 48.25, 52.75, 55.75, 58.5, 62.5, 68)” / 87 (101, 112.5, 122.5, 134, 141.5, 148.5, 159, 173) cm finished chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 39.75” / 101 cm with 6” / 15 cm positive ease.
Size A (for sweater body): Size US 8 (5.0 mm): 32” (80 cm) circs.
Size B (for ribbing): Size US 6 (4.0 mm): 32” (80 cm) circs.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Tapestry needle; stitch markers; cable needle; waste yarn (optional, for tubular cast on).
24 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in cable patt, as charted, on Size A needles, after blocking.
18 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st, on Size A needles, after blocking.
Increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; seaming; cabling with or without a cable needle; tubular cast on (optional).
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., she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children, where she runs H+W HQ West. Find her on instagram at @skrosenthal, and at her website, sloanerosenthalknits.com.