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Cartesian Pullover


This lush sweater combines simple vertical and horizontal ribbing in a stylish boxy sweater you’ll reach for over and over again. Beginning with a provisional cast-on and clever saddle shoulder, the pullover includes bold straight lines with a few unexpected angles.

Finished Size
47.25 (51.75, 55.25, 59.75, 64.25, 67.75”/118 (129.5, 138, 149.5, 161,169.5) cm circumference at underarm.
Intended ease: +4-6”/10-15 cm.
Shown in size S (47.25”/118 cm) with 14.25”/35.5 cm of
positive ease.

Bulky weight yarn (approximate amounts): 900 (950, 1050, 1150, 1200, 1320) yds/823 (868, 960, 1051, 1097, 1206) m.

Trendsetter Yarns Placid (60% cashmere, 25% superwash wool, 15% nylon; 120 yd (110 m) in 50 g): #5216 Smoke, 8 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11) balls.

Sizes US 8/5 mm: 32”/80 cm circular (optional: another circular needle of this size) and set of double-pointed.
Size US 101/2/6.5 mm: 32”/80 cm circular.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Markers, waste yarn, cable needle, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

14 stitches and 22 rows = 4”/10 cm in Horizontal Rib pattern on size US 101/2/6.5 mm needle, after blocking.

* This pullover is worked from the top down beginning with a provisional cast-on. The back saddles and back part of the sleeves are worked back and forth to the underarm, then the stitches are placed on a holder. Stitches for the front and front part of the sleeves are picked up from the provisional cast-on and worked to the underarm after shaping the neck. The front and back are then joined in the round, and the body is worked to the lower edge.