Moscato

A playful, bubbly pullover sure to make your days (and nights) sparkle.

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Sizes: Twelve sizes; intended to be worn with about an inch (or 2.5 cm) ease in the upper torso. Shown in size 38’’ / 96.5 cm. Amy is wearing the sweater with 1⁄2’’/1.5 cm ease in the upper torso.

Final Measurements:
Bust measures: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 54)”/76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127, 137) cm
Length from hem to shoulder: 21 (21¾, 22¼, 22¾, 23½, 24, 24½, 25, 25¾, 26¼, 26½, 27)”/53.5 (55, 56.5, 58, 59.5, 61, 62, 63.5, 65.5, 66.5, 67.5, 68.5) cm

Featured Materials:
Sweet Georgia Merino Silk Fine [50% merino wool; 50% silk]: 380 yds/347 m per 100 g hank, shown in color Riptide: 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) hanks or approximately 735 (832, 891, 977, 1060, 1153, 1226, 1325, 1423, 1529, 1637, 1804) yds/672 (760, 814, 892, 968, 1053, 1120, 1210, 1300, 1396, 1495, 1647) m

Gauge: 24 sts & 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch. Recommended needle size of US 4/3.5mm.

Pattern Notes: All photographs copyright Amy Herzog 2013. Technical editing by Alison Green.

Moscato is a sweet, simple-looking pullover with some fun tailored touches. The wide neckline is slightly draped, and the hem of the sweater, sleeves, and shoulders are all trimmed with fun button accents.

Simple Garter Stitch trims the edges of this pullover, tabbed on the front and sleeves to show off your favorite buttons and add some interest to the classic shape. It is knit in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed. The button tabs on the sleeves and front hem are created by casting on two pieces separately, and then joining them in the Stockinette portion.

Sweet Georgia’s Merino Silk Fine is an incredible yarn with a soft hand, a slight sheen, and a fluid drape. It’s just the right choice for such a special sweater. Should you choose to substitute yarn, you should pick something equally fluid to ensure the neckline folds appropriately. You’ll need approximately 735 (832, 891, 977, 1060, 1153, 1226, 1325, 1423, 1529, 1637, 1804) yds/672 (760, 814, 892, 968, 1053, 1120, 1210, 1300, 1396, 1495, 1647) m.

Moscato offers great options for all body types. As written, the wide neckline, combined with the wide, eye-catching hem treatment make a proportional figure shine. The buttoned elbow-length sleeves make the most of your curves by drawing the eye to the waist. Top-heavy shapes might consider lengthening both the sweater and the sleeves; bottom-heavy shapes might consider shortening the sweater slightly or working a plain Garter Stitch hem.

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.

Moscato 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 pattern for $7.00, click here: buy now
  • 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 Moscato that will fit you perfectly from hem to neck and everywhere in between, including:
    • Which construction options to choose to get Moscato 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 buttoned tabbed edgings and drapey neckline

    To purchase the CustomFit Recipe ONLY for $2.50, click here: buy now

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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