Please note that Bourrasque is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern via my CustomFit custom pattern generator. Upon purchase, you’ll receive a credit for a custom version of Bourrasque and instructions on how to create it.
Bourrasque is an homage to one of my most favorite store-bought tops: A wide-necked A-line number that I wear constantly. It’s incredibly comfortable, makes me feel chic the second I slip it on, and is roomy and flowy enough for me to stop thinking about the clothes I’m wearing and just get on with whatever I’m doing.
I feel the same way about the sweater. Worked up in Indigodragonfly Chameleon Sock, an incredible merino-cashmere-silk blend, the fabric is almost unspeakably delicious next to the skin, and has a great fluidity and movement. The A-line shaping makes the sweater float next to my body rather than clinging to it. Bourrasque has found a new home at the top of my closet rotation.
Bourrasque is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern for the yarn and measurements of your choice via CustomFit. I’m wearing the pullover in a close fit, which pertains largely to the shoulders: In A-line sweaters, the bottom is still plenty roomy even in a ‘close fit’ (this sample has about 5” (12.5 cm) of ease in my hips). Bourrasque is also available in straight, tapered, and hourglass silhouettes if you prefer a different look.
Your own customized version of the Bourrasque pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. This design works well at any gauge.
The sample is shown in Indigodragonfly Chameleon Sock, in “Patina Fey”. The mix of merino, silk, and cashmere is utterly to-die for, and gives a soft, fluid hand to the fabric of the sweater. I strongly, strongly recommend it or a similar blend.
If you’re using the Chameleon, I liked a gauge of 7.5 stitches to the inch. (…I know. But if it helps, trust me: Fingering weight sweaters are amazing.) To make a standard-size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm sweater, you’ll need approximately 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) hanks of Chameleon.
Bourrasque is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in sleeves.
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