If you’re looking for a quick sweater to whip up before the fall weather really hits, this is IT! The Carbeth Pullover uses chunky weight yarn, 6mm/US10 needles, so it goes fast! The design is simple, elegant, and makes for a very easy to wear sweater with a little bit of interest in the details. It’s easy to change the measurements (make the body longer, make the neck longer or shorter, etc). We used the same yarn, Cascade Eco+ Peruvian Tones, but in a more interesting colour, 08 Rum Raisin (in the skein it looks brownish, but knitted up it looks more like an oxblood/dark red). We tried out the black/grey colourway last December when I made a Carbeth Cardigan, but I think it’s time to get some colour back into our lives!
We used Cascade Eco+ Peruvian Tones, which gave it a contemporary look for a great price (the project used less than two skeins, and came in under $70). I’ve also seen it made a few times with Cascade Eco+ Merino, which is a softer merino wool, has more body and definition and still comes in under $76. If you need something machine washable you can’t go wrong with Berroco Vintage Chunky.
The pattern is a cropped style and we added one inch to the length of the body. I think if I was to make one for myself I’d like the neck longer – I like it all oversized and cozy.
Many thanks to our sample knitter Tessa, without who I could not keep up with the hard work of inspiration.
- Cascade Eco Peruvian Tones or Cascade Eco+ Merino: 2 skeins (we used Cascade Eco Peruvian Tones colour 08 Rum Raisin)
- 6mm/US10 -29″ circular needles (or size for gauge)
- 6mm/US10 double pointed needles (or size for gauge)
- 5mm/US8 -29″ circular needles (or size for gauge)
- 5mm/US8 -16″ circular needles (or size for gauge)
- 5mm/US8 double pointed needles (or size for gauge)
- tapestry or darning needle
- scrap yarn
- Pattern: Carbeth