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Balboa Park Pullover
Balboa Park Pullover
Balboa Park Pullover
Balboa Park Pullover
Balboa Park Pullover
Balboa Park Pullover
Balboa Park Pullover
Balboa Park Pullover
Balboa Park Pullover
Balboa Park Pullover
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Balboa Park Pullover


This pattern is part of VERNAL: Collection of warm weather knitwear book. You can also purchase the book here.

Named after one of my favorite places to visit, San Diego’s beloved sight, Balboa Park, this pullover shows off clean lines with an open neckline. Twisted stitches incorporated into the lace pattern are supported by the twisted stitch ribbing on the curved hi-lo hem, cuffs and neckband of this top-down seamless garment.


There's an added bonus to knitting textured sweaters in a yarn like Miss Babs Killington. The raised stitches don't add unwanted bulk to your garment (or your body), making them lightweight enough for warm weather.



Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL): to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56- 58)”/71-76 (81-86, 91-96, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137, 142-147) cm.

Finished Measurements 

36 (38¼, 42¼, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”/90 (96, 106, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150) cm bust circumference.

Intended ease: +4-6”/10-15 cm

Shown in size M (42¼”/106 cm) on 38”/95 cm bust with 4¼”/10.5 cm of positive ease.



DK weight yarn (approximate amounts): 1000 (1060, 1170, 1250, 1350, 1450, 1560, 1670) yds/915 (970, 1070, 1143, 1235, 1326, 1427, 1527) m.

Miss Babs Killington (85% Polwarth Wool, 15% Tussah Silk; 350 yards/320 m in 4.2 oz/120 g), Oregon Mist: 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins.



Sizes US 5/3.75 mm: 24-32”/60-80 cm circular.

Size US 4/3.5 mm: 24-32”/60-80 cm circular, 16”/40 cm circular and set of double-pointed. (Optional: spare needles of same size).

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.



Stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle, crochet hook E/3.5 mm for Crochet Chain Provisional cast on.


22 stitches and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch or charted pattern on size US 5/3.75 mm needle, after blocking.


• This pullover is worked from the top down with round yoke shaping.

• Knitters may consider placing stitch markers between chart repeats.

• The wrap and turn short-row method is used to raise the back neck and shape the curved hem. This method can be substituted for any other short-row method of the knitter’s choice.

• Stitch pattern is charted and has written instructions.

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