Hello Old Friend - Terracotta Pullover

terracotta pullover

PatternTerracotta Pullover - originally published in January of 2012. 

Yarn: TFA DK Weight Yarn in Brick.

Ravelry pattern page here and original blog post here.

These days I tend to mainly work in multicoloured motifs but revisiting this sweater has me re-thinking that position. I LOVE this sweater. I wear it all the time in the winter and it is beautiful and knitterly but still understated and cool. It falls mid-hip on me and it’s a length that I find really easy to wear. But really, the star of this design is the cable cast off around the oversized turtleneck. It’s neat and crisp and and is a tiny detail that packs a big punch. I remember shortly after I released this pattern I regretted that I hadn’t thought to carry the cables from the raglans down the sides of the sweater but I’m glad that I didn’t. Though that would have been a perfectly reasonable decision, it would really change the overall look of the garment, making it more graphic and linear. Would be a simple mod if that’s the look you’re after though! The more relaxed fit and longer length means that this was one of the only pullovers in my collection that fit me throughout most of my pregnancies which makes it extra special for me. It’s the type of sweater I would definitely knit again, maybe next time in white?