New Pattern Friday: Easton

Happy Friday, everyone!

A surprise snow day seemed like the perfect time to share the snuggly cowl sweater you’ve been seeing in sneak peeks lately. I’m so pleased to share Easton with you:

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(Buy a copy of Easton for $8 by clicking here.)

My very favorite sweater in the whole world is an old sales-bin find. It’s slightly (but not excessively) dolman through the arms, loosely-fit through the shoulders, with extra-deep ribbing and an extra-luscious cowl, out of a soft gray wool. It’s been looking shabbier and shabbier, and I’ve been wanting to design something inspired by it.

Since my beloved sweater is still wearable, I let my inspiration carry me a bit further afield: Easton features long sleeves and a longer body than the original. (I’ve kept it the perfect gray, though.) The armholes are a little dolmaned, the sleeves feature a turned-over cuff for extra snuggle, and it’s knit out of the most luscious yarn ever.

Want to see how the dolman works out when worn?

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This pullover is worked in one piece from the front hem to the back hem, with sleeve stitches added via a series of increases and cast-ons, and removed via a corresponding series of bind-offs and decreases. There’s slight back waist shaping to keep things from getting too boxy, and all trims are picked up and worked in the round after seaming.

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I recommend wearing all-in-one sweaters like this with a bit of ease in the bust (or upper torso) to preserve the casual feel. I recommend at least 2’’ (5 cm), and I’m shown wearing the pullover with approximately 6’’ (12.5 cm) ease in the upper torso and a tiny amount of positive ease through the fullest part of my bust.

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I chose Shibui Yarns Staccato and Pebble, held together, for this sweater. The fabric is fluid and warm and cozy and incredible. The sample is shown in color Fog, and you’ll need 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12) hanks of Staccato and 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11) hanks of Pebble, or approximately 1480 (1540, 1615, 1675, 1770, 1830, 1910, 1990, 2060, 2145, 2230, 2290) yards / 1355 (1410, 1480, 1535, 1620, 1675, 1750, 1820, 1885, 1960, 2040, 2095) m.

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I hope you love it! You can purchase Easton for $8 either by clicking here or from my Ravelry store.

Happy Friday!

5 thoughts on “New Pattern Friday: Easton

  1. How do I know what size to knit. The sizes were left out of the email!

  2. Amy, this looks so pretty on you!

  3. Amy, this is a beautiful design! Thanks for teaching me the word ‘dolman’, too. I’d never heard that before. I’ll be dreaming about this jumper for a while.

  4. What would you recommend…I’m too short in the neck for big cowls or turtlenecks. How can I change that part? I just can’t carry that off like you can.

  5. Oh, hello, this is exactly what I’ve been wanting! Now I just need to find a shawl collar or another stitch that’s extra warm for my shoulders,..

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