Loosely inspired by the tradition of Bohus knitting, Boathouse is a graphic, minimalist foray into simple colorwork. Knit top-down, in the round, and with raglan shaping, Boathouse is a classic pullover with eye-catching details in tonal colors. Like the Bohus tradition that inspired it, this sweater features stockinette stitch with strategic purls to enhance the color changes.
Size (based on 20 st per 4 in/10 cm)
30 (34, 36, 38, 40, 44, 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60) in / 76 (86, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 112, 117, 127, 132, 137, 142, 147, 152) cm
20-22 st and 26-30 rows in 4 in/10 cm (See finished measurements for results at each gauge)
Sizing & Measurement Tip
To choose your size, first knit a gauge swatch with the recommended needle size and yarn weight. Block your swatch, then measure your gauge over 4 in/10 cm. Next, measure around your full bust and choose the size that is approximately 2-4 in/5-10 cm larger than your bust measurement in order to have a finished sweater with approximately 2-4 in/5-10 cm positive ease. If necessary, adjust your needle size to get gauge.
Harrisville Flywheel |100% Pure Virgin Wool | 170 yards in 50g
- Main Color: 1020 (1081, 1146, 1215, 1288, 1365, 1447, 1534, 1595, 1659, 1725, 1794, 1866) yards/ 932 (988, 1048, 1110, 1177, 1248, 1323, 1402, 1458, 1516, 1577, 1640, 1706) meters. (Sample main color is Birch Bark)
- Contrast Colors: You will need approximately 25g (or between 50-80 yards) of 6 contrast colors. I recommend choosing colors in tonal pairs. For example: If your main color is a light shade, you might choose the following pairs: dark blue/medium blue, dark red/coral, dark grey/medium grey.
- US Size 3-5 (3.25 – 3.75mm) circular needles (24 in/60 cm) – upper yoke*
- US Size 3-5 (3.25 – 3.75mm) circular needles (32-40 in/80-100 cm) – body*
- US Size 3-5 (3.25 – 3.75mm) circular needles (12 in/30 cm), DPNs or Magic Loop – sleeves*
- US Size 2/2.75mm circular needles (16 in/40 cm) – neckline*
- US Size 2/2.75mm circular needles (12 in/30 cm) or DPNs – sleeve cuffs*
*Note: Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge – due to your knitting style and/or yarn choice, you may need to use a larger needle. You will generally be able to get gauge on a US needle size 3, 4 or 5 (but if you need to go higher, that’s fine, too). Whichever needle size you choose, stay consistent with that needle size for the body and sleeves.
- Stitch markers
- Coloring pencils and graph paper to test your color ideas
- Darning needle to weave in ends
Look at our 2020 January Workshop Knitalong (Boathouse Pullover edition) finishers!