Elton Street Sweater
Elton Street is a boxy long sleeved pullover with graceful drape and ample ease. Whether worn alone or as a layering piece, it is an essential component of a capsule minimalist wardrobe. The sweater is knit flat from side to side in two mirror image pieces, beginning at a sleeve cuff and ending at the center of the sweater. The deconstructed look of the exposed seams adds to the sweater’s minimalist vibe. The pattern offers a choice of two necklines -- an on trend funnel neck or a simple boat neck with front neck shaping. You’ll want to knit both!
Photo Credit: Ann Betz
Finished bust: 36(40,44,48,52,56)”. This sweater is designed to be worn with 6” to 8” of positive ease. Finished length from high point of shoulder to back hem: 23(23½,24,25½,26¾,27½)”.
Shibui Twig, 46% Linen, 42% Recycled Silk, 12% wool, 190yds (174m), 50g (1.76oz), 7(7,8,8,9,10) skeins or
Shibui Echo, 48% Fine Merino, 52% Silk Noil, 160yds (146m), 40g (1.41oz), 8(8,9,9,10,11) skeins
Size 2 straight needles (any length)
Size 4 circular needle for Twig, size 5 for Echo, 32” long
2 stitch markers
4 stitch holders
20 removable markers
22 sts and 36 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on size 4 (5) needles (after blocking). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.