Stellar Pullover

A pullover with several unique features, this design is the perfect thing to have on hand when the chill sets in. A cowl-neck collar featuring drawstrings, a cozy body and a stylish slit at the hem, all make this sweater a must-have piece for your wardrobe.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” to fit 36.25 (40, 44.25, 48, 53, 55.25)”

1-3” ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”

Gauge: 22 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in st patt after blocking

Materials

Light weight yarnYarns: Berroco Summer Silk (45% Silk, 43% Cotton, 12% Nylon; 240 yards [220 meters]/50 grams): #4070 Villa (9 (10, 11, 12, 14, 14) balls)

Hook: Size H/7 (4.50 mm)

Notions: Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

BLO – Back Loop Only

FLO – Front Loop Only

Pattern Notes

Pullover is worked in panels and sewn together.

Repetitions of rows will indicate whether the last row worked is to be a RS or WS row.

To secure a loop simply place a stitch marker in the loop.

When instructed to work ‘est patt’, work the (sc, skip next sc, dc in next), working behind dc just made, sc in skipped st.

Pattern

Back Panel

Fsc 100 (110, 122, 132, 146, 152).

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn. (100 (110, 122, 132, 146, 152) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 3-105: Rep Rows 1-2, ending with RS row.

Armhole and Neckline Shaping

Row 1 (WS): Sl st in each of first 6 (6, 8, 9, 12, 11) sts, sc in next st and in each st across to last 6 (6, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts, leave last 6 (6, 8, 9, 12, 11) sts unworked, turn. (88 (98, 106, 114, 122, 130) sts)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Sl st in each of first 1 (1, 3, 4, 7, 8) sts, sc in next st and in each st across until reach last 1 (1, 3, 4, 7, 8) sts, leave rem 1 (1, 3, 4, 7, 8) sts unworked, turn. (86 (96, 100, 106, 108, 114) sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 5: Sl st in each of first 1 (1, 2, 3, 3, 5) sts, sc in next st and in each st across until reach last 1 (1, 2, 3, 3, 5) sts, leave rem 1 (1, 2, 3, 3, 5) sts unworked; turn. (84 (94, 96, 100, 102, 104) sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 7: Sl st in each of first 0 (1, 0, 2, 1, 2) sts, sc in next st and in each st across until reach last 0 (1, 0, 2, 1, 2) sts, leave rem 0 (1, 0, 2, 1, 2) sts unworked, turn. (84 (92, 96, 96, 100, 100) sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 10-20 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32): Rep Rows 8-9, ending with a RS row.

Row 21 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33) (WS): Ch 1, sc in first st and in next 17 sts, sl st in each of next 48 (56, 60, 60, 64, 64) sts, sc in each of next 18 sts, turn. (36 (36, 36, 36, 36, 36) sc total; 18 sts on each side)

Rows 22 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34)-52 (54, 56, 58, 60, 64): Working across only the first 18 sts, leaving the sl sts unworked, rep Rows 8-9, ending with a RS row.

Row 53 (55, 57, 59, 61, 65): Ch 1, sc in first 18 sts, ch 1, fsc 48 (56, 60, 60, 64, 64), leave rem 18 sts unworked, do not fasten off but secure loop before moving on to next step.

Second Shoulder Shaping

Row 1: With RS facing, join new yarn with sc and work in est patt across 18 sts, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 4-33 (29, 29, 29, 29, 31): Rep Rows 2-3, ending with a RS row, do not fasten off but secure this loop and go back to first secured loop and join foundation chain with sl st to the first st of Row 33 (29, 29, 29, 29, 31). Fasten off. (Front neckline and shoulders created)

Front Panel

Row 1 (WS): Going back to last secured loop and with WS facing, ch 1, sc across first 18 sts, 48 (56, 60, 60, 64, 64) fsc and last 18 sts, turn. (84 (92, 96, 96, 100, 100) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in the skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 4-20 (20, 22, 24, 26, 30):  Rep Row 2-3, ending with a RS row, do not turn.

Row 21 (21, 23, 25, 27, 31): Ch 9 (10, 14, 19, 24, 27), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to Bodice, continue working across Front Panel to end of row, ch 1, fsc 8 (9, 13, 18, 23, 26), turn. (100 (110, 122, 132, 146, 152) sts)

Rows 22 (22, 24, 26, 28, 32)-40 (40, 42, 44, 46, 50): Rep Rows 2-3, ending with a RS row.

Front Panel Petals

Under bust accent line.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, working FLO, sc in each st across. (100 (110, 122, 132, 146, 152) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, Working in BLO of previous row, work est patt over next 74 (84, 88, 98, 108, 114) sts, leave rem 26 (26, 34, 34, 38, 38) unworked, turn.

Left Side Petal

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 5: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (72 (82, 86, 96, 106, 112) sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 8-30: Rep Rows 6-7, ending with a RS row.

Row 31: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (70 (80, 84, 94, 104, 110) sts)

Row 32: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 33: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (68 (78, 82, 92, 102, 108) sts)

Row 34: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 35: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (66 (76, 80, 90, 100, 106) sts)

Row 36: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 37: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (64 (74, 78, 88, 98, 104) sts)

Row 38: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 39: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (62 (72, 76, 86, 96, 102) sts)

Row 40: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 41: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (60 (70, 74, 84, 94, 100) sts)

Row 42: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 43: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (58 (68, 72, 82, 92, 98) sts)

Row 44: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 45: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (56 (66, 70, 80, 90, 96) sts)

Row 46: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 47: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (54 (64, 68, 78, 88, 94) sts)

Row 48: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 49: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (52 (62, 66, 76, 86, 92) sts)

Row 50: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 51: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (50 (60, 64, 74, 84, 90) sts)

Row 52: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 53: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (48 (58, 62, 72, 82, 88) sts)

Row 54: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 55: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (46 (56, 60, 70, 80, 86) sts)

Row 56: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 57: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (44 (54, 58, 68, 78, 84) sts)

Row 58: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 59: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (42 (52, 56, 66, 76, 82) sts)

Row 60: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 61: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (40 (50, 54, 64, 74, 80) sts)

Rows 62-87 (91, 91, 92, 91, 87): Rep Rows 6-7, ending with WS row. Fasten off.

Left Side Petal – finishing details

Row 1: Sc along bottom edge up to bust line of left front panel, sl st in to WS of bust line, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, working in FLO, sc back down the left tulip, turn

Row 3: Working in BLO of previous row, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st back down the left tulip. Fasten off. 

Right Side Panel

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, working FLO, sc in each st across. (26 (26, 34, 34, 38, 38) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, Working in BLO of previous row, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn. (26 (26, 34, 34, 38, 38)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 5-30: Rep Rows 3-4, ending with RS

Row 31: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (24 (24, 32, 32, 36, 36) sts)

Row 32: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 33: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (22 (22, 30, 30, 34, 34) sts)

Row 34: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 35: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (20 (20, 28, 28, 32, 32) sts)

Row 36: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 37: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (18 (18, 26, 26, 30, 30) sts)

Row 38: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 39: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next and each st to the end of row, turn. (16 (16, 24, 24, 28, 28) sts)

Row 40: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Rows 41-87 (91, 91, 92, 91, 87): Rep Rows 6-7, ending with a WS row. Fasten off.

Right Side Petal (finishing details)

Row 1: Sc along bottom edge up to bust line, sl st in to wrong side of bust line, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, working in FLO, sc back down, turn

Row 3: Working in BLO of previous row, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st back down. Fasten off

Neck Piece

Drawstring: Three-Stitch Romanian Cord (make 1)

Rnd 1: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in first ch, turn work clockwise, sc in lp of bump at beg of row, rnd is now joined. (3 sc)

Spirals: Cont to work in a clockwise manner, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps (sc made), cont to sc in this manner (alternating from side to side) in a spiral until Cord measures 30”.  Fasten off.

Form a slip knot at each end of the cord.

Drawstring Cover

Ch 167.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, dc in next ch, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped ch; rep from * to last ch st, sc in last ch st, turn. (166 sts)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each of next 4 sts, ch 1, sk next st (cord opening created), sc in next st and in each st across until reach last 5 sts, ch 1, sk next st (cord opening created), sc in each of last 4 sts, turn. (164 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Fasten off.

Creating the drawstring

  1. With cord in the center, fold piece lengthwise and pull each end of the cord through each of the cord openings,
  2. Seam along the length by working sc into each st across
  3. Form piece into a ring by seaming the two short ends together.

Neckline

Rnd 1: Join yarn with sc to neckline, sc around neckline, sl st to first sc of the rnd.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 4-20: Rep Rows 2-3, ending with a RS row.

Join Drawstring Cover to Neckline.

Seam Back Panel to the Front Panel along sides.

Sleeves (work both armhole openings)

Rnd 1: Join yarn to underarm of either armhole, sc around armhole, sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 2: Working in FLO, sc in each sc around armhole opening, sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 3: Working in BLO of previous row, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sk next sc, dc in next sc, working behind dc just made, sc in skipped sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in last sc, sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnds 6-71: Rep Rows 4-5.

Rnd 72: Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 8 (8, 10, 10, 12, 12) decreases, sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnds 73-78: Rep Rows 4-5.

Rnd 79: Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 4 decreases, sl st in first sc of rnd.

Rnds 80-85: Rep Row 4 and 5.

Rnd 86: Working in FLO, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc of rnd

Rnd 87: Working in BLO of previous row, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc of rnd.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Bottom Edge

  1. Sc along bottom edge
  2. Working in FLO, sc in each sc across
  3. Working in BLO of previous row, sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Block Pullover to measurements.

Using photo as a guide, seam right and left tulips together.

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