An utterly classic pullover with modern shaping.
Buy the full Harrogate pattern for $7.00
Buy the CustomFit recipe for $2.50
Buy the Bretton Woods Collection for $15.00
Sizes: Twelve sizes; intended to be worn with about an inch (or 2.5 cm) ease in the upper torso. Shown in size 34¾’’ / 88 cm. Jackie is wearing the sweater with 1⁄2’’/1.5 cm ease in the upper torso.
Bust measures: 30¼ (32, 34¾, 36½, 38¼, 40, 42¾, 44½, 46¼, 48, 50¾, 54¼)”/77 (81.5, 88, 92.5, 97, 101.5, 108.5, 113, 117.5, 122, 128.5, 137.5) cm
Length from hem to shoulder: 19½ (20¼, 20¾, 21¼, 22, 22½, 23, 23½, 24¼, 24¾, 25, 25½)”/49.5 (51.5, 52.5, 54, 56, 57, 58.5, 59.5, 61.5, 63, 63.5, 65) cm
Lorna’s Laces Masham Worsted [70% British Wool, 30% Masham Wool] (170 yds/155 m per 100 g hank) shown in color Buffalo Grove: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9) hanks or approximately 700 (759, 827, 873, 943, 985, 1066, 1120, 1197, 1260, 1347, 1449) yds / 638 (692, 754, 796, 860, 898, 972, 1022, 1091, 1149, 1228, 1321) m
Gauge: 18 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch. Recommended needle size of US 8 / 5 mm.
Pattern Notes: All photographs copyright Amy Herzog 2014. Model: Jackie Pawlowski. Technical editing by Alison Green.
Harrogate is a refined, comfortable pullover in a wool-lover’s wool. The classic cabled pullover is traditionally somewhat boxy and less-curvaceous; Harrogate updates the original with vertical waist shaping darts, hourglass cables, and a figure-skimming silhouette. It retains intricate-looking stitch patterns, strong vertical elements, and a lusciously woolly yarn.
Cables create an eye-catching vertical panel on the front, and the sleeves and back are simply trimmed in twisted 1×1 rib. The mock turtleneck neckline keep you warm on the chilliest of days. The combination of ribbing and simple cables gives a look that’s decidedly more complex than the actual knitting.
It is worked in pieces and then seamed, with set-in sleeves. The neckline is worked in the round after finishing.
Lorna’s Laces Masham is a sturdy, soft, wonderfully woolly wool with a subtly marled color texture. It works up into a beautiful springy and substantial fabric. Should you decide to substitute yarn please choose something sturdy, with great elasticity.
Harrogate is incredibly versatile and offers great options for all body types. As written, the neckline and sleeves balance one another out, flattering proportional figures. The strong vertical cable panels narrow the torso and obscure details of the body. Top-heavy shapes might consider lengthening the sweater; bottom-heavy shapes might consider shortening it or the sleeves slightly. Busty figures might consider dropping the neckline into something deeper.
Vertical darts enable easy customization to fit your needs. Should you desire less waist shaping than specified, either omit the shaping rows entirely, or omit/reduce only the shaping on the front of the sweater. Bustier women can work more increases on the front of the sweater, and not in the back. Extra stitches should be decreased into the neckline.
As with all patterns, compare the schematic against your own measurements and make alterations as necessary.
Harrogate may be purchased in one of two ways from my ravelry pattern store:
- As a standard pattern for $7.00 (with CustomFit recipe included in addition to standalone pattern instructions). This is a pattern very much like any of my others; it includes complete instructions for all 12 sizes, plus modification advice and a detailed schematic. To purchase the standalone Harrogate pattern for $7.00, click here:
- You may also purchase a CustomFit recipe (without standard pattern instructions) for $2.50. The CustomFit recipe provides full instructions on how to use CustomFit to make a Harrogate that will fit you perfectly from hem to neck and everywhere in between, including:
- Which construction options to choose to get Harrogate in the fit and shape as shown above
- Instructions for adjustments and additions to the “blank slate” CustomFit pattern to achieve the look shown, including broken rib trims and drapey wide turtleneck neckline
Which should you choose? It depends on whether you’re typically comfortable knitting (and modifying) a pattern as written, or whether you’d really like to get instructions that fit you well with no modification required.
Please note: The CustomFit recipe requires the purchase of a CustomFit pattern, for $9.99 to get a complete set of instructions.
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