Feminine, cozy, beautiful — Orla by Sloane Rosenthal is an ethereal autumn pullover, featuring simple twisting cables and openwork for stunning results.
We’ve referred to this pullover as the “magic sweater” as the size 50.5” sample shown here is breathtaking on both of our radiant models, Laura and Jazzmin, whose full bust sizes are nearly 10” different. The only explanation we can come to is this sweater is literally made for everyone!
Orla is made from the bottom up; the back and front are blocked and seamed, then the sleeves are picked up at the armholes and worked from the top down. Finally, the neckband is picked up and worked in the round, folded over and seamed for a stable and cozy finish for year-round wear.
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]): aspen (natural white), 5 (7, 8, 10) skeins.
1 (2, 3, 4); 43 (53.75, 64.5, 75.25)” [109 (136.5, 164, 191) cm] finished chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 53.75” [136.5 cm], with 16.5” [42 cm] of positive ease on Laura and 8.5” [21.5 cm] of positive ease on Jazzmin.
Size A (for body): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle, and spare needle of any length for three-needle bind off.
Size B (for ribbing and neckband): US 5 [3.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle, and your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (optional); stitch markers; tapestry needle.
21 sts and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] in charted patt on Size A needle, after blocking.
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; seaming; knitting in the round; picking up stitches; short rows (wrap + turn); three-needle bind off.
About the Designer
Sloane Rosenthal (she/her/hers) 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 lives in Boulder, Colorado with her family and a growing menagerie of horses, hamsters, and houseplants, where she runs H+W HQ West. Find more of her designs on Ravelry.