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Booker Pullover Knitting Pattern Download


Click HERE to learn about Emma E. Booker, an important figure in Sarasota's history.

Booker Pullover uses two Shibui yarns, Tweed Silk Cloud and Cima. One of my favorite things about Shibui is the amazing versatility. Shibui encourages combining their various bases to create different fabrics. I held TSC with Cima in the opaque stripes and for the trim/edges. You could also use Shibui’s Lunar in place of Cima, a perfect example of the flexibility of Shibui yarns. The fabulous shop where I work, A Good Yarn Sarasota, has a wonderful selection of Shibui yarns.

Finished Measurements
35 (41, 45, 51, 55, 61)” [89 (104, 114, 130, 140, 155) cm] bust circ.
Suggested Fit: 2-7” positive ease
Shown in size 41 with 5” positive ease.

Yarns by Shibui:
Yarn A: Tweed Silk Cloud
65/35 Silk/Kid Mohair: 190yds (174m)/25g
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins, shown in Cove 2038

Yarn B: Cima
70% Superbaby Alpaca, 30% Fine Merino: 328yds (300m)/50g
3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins, shown in Cove 2038

- 24” or 32” circular needles in size US 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
- 24” & 32 (or 40” for larger sizes) circular needles in size US 4 (3.5 mm) or 1 size smaller than size used for gauge.
- Spare 32” or 40” circular needle in size US 4 (3.5 mm) or 1 size smaller than size used for gauge, for 3-needle BO.
- Circular needle in US 4 (3.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, suitable for working small circ. in the round.

Yarn A +B: 18 sts and 29 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stk st on larger size needle, after wet-blocking.

This design is knit in Front & Back pieces, each worked cuff to cuff. The top edges are picked up and worked, then seamed using 3-needle BO. Once the sides are joined, the bottom is picked up and worked in the round. It is designed with a series of stripes, alternating with Yarn A alone and Yarns A + B held together. This design, as written, is a full-length sleeve for most people. I am 5’9” with an even longer wingspan, which explains why it hits above my wrist.

Read more about my transition to knitwear design HERE.

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