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Professor Pullover Kit (Yarn + Pattern)

Professor Pullover Kit (Yarn + Pattern)

The Professor Pullover is a super cozy, boxy sweater with stripes across the chest and sleeves. It is my take on a varsity stripe/university sweater - a very academia/professor/library vibe!

It is knit top-down raglan style, with short row neck shaping. The sweater is intended to be an oversized fit (15-25% positive ease), and a gender-neutral style so anyone and everyone can rock this design! It includes modification instructions for those that may want a little waist shaping, but it is intended to be a boxy fit. It is a size inclusive design, written in sizes every 4 inches from 30” - 70” chest. It also will have a modification option for a broader shoulder/bicep, for bodies with a broader shoulder area.

Each Kit includes the skeins required to make ONE Professor Pullover - 6 to 12 skeins in four colours dyed on our Winter Worsted base. Please check below to determine the number of skeins you need for your size! 


This pattern contains 2 PDFs, the main PDF is the full pattern WITHOUT the broad shoulder modifications. See second PDF for the pattern WITH the broad shoulder modifications.

Sizes offered: 30(34, 38, 42){46, 50, 54}58, 62, 66, 70
These sizes reflect the FINISHED chest measurements in inches of the sweater. The sweater is designed for 15-25% positive ease. I knit size 42 and have a 35” bust for about ~20% positive ease. To determine the size you wish to knit, measure your chest, and multiply by 1.2 (or your intended ease) to find the closest size. If you are in between sizes, size down for a snugger fit, or up for a looser fit.

Yarn recommended:
4 colours of any worsted weight yarn to match gauge.
I used The Frosted Stitch - Winter Worsted (218 yds/100g) in 4 of her Library winter tonal colourways. You will have one main colour and 3 contrast colours for the stripes.
Note: the pattern contains a coupon code for a discount on The Frosted Stitch Professor Pullover yarn kits! A more cost friendly worsted weight yarn is Knitpicks Swish Worsted which is a really soft and lovely yarn as well!

Yardage recommended:
Main Colour: 497 (602, 668, 782){865, 973, 1041}1136, 1205, 1288, 1341
CC1 (thinnest stripe): 24 (29, 32, 38){42, 47, 51}55, 58, 62, 65
CC2 (medium stripe): 48 (58, 64, 75){83, 94, 100}110, 116, 124, 129
CC3 (biggest stripe): 96 (116, 129, 151){168, 189, 202}220, 233, 249, 259

Total Yardage: 665 (805, 893, 1046){1158, 1303, 1394}1521, 1612, 1723, 1794

Broad Shoulder Modification:
Main Colour: 510 (620, 685, 800){885, 1000, 1070}1180, 1250, 1330, 1375
CC1 (thinnest stripe): 28 (32, 36, 42){46, 52, 56}60, 64, 68, 71
CC2 (medium stripe): 51 (62, 68, 80){89, 100, 106}116, 123, 132, 137
CC3 (biggest stripe): 104 (125, 140, 160){180, 192, 220}240, 255, 265, 270

Total Yardage: 693 (839, 929, 1082){1200, 1344, 1452}1596, 1692, 1795, 1853

Note: yardage is an approximation and is calculated using the recommended length. Allow for extra yardage if choosing to do length or broad shoulder modifications. The yardage can vary depending on your gauge and knitting, so I always recommend buying extra in case you require more yardage.

Needles recommended:
5 mm / US 8 / UK 6 for body (or size needed to obtain gauge)
4.5 mm / US 7 / UK 7 for ribbing (or one size down from your body needles)
Note: Interchangeable needles are your friend! You will need an appropriate length of cord for your body size, and for the collar and sleeves you may use a 16” cord, 32”+ cord with magic loop method, or DPNs.

4” x 4” = 18 sts x 22 rows
1” x 1” = 4.5 sts x 5.5 rows
using body needle size and working in stockinette, in the round (after blocking)
Note: If your stitch count is correct for gauge, but row count is not, use this needle size but remember you may need to adjust your length
Note: Use the same blocking method you plan to use for the actual sweater.

Extra notions recommended:
Lots of stitch markers! 3 markers (ideally of one colour) for raglan seams, 1 marker (second colour) for the BOR marker
Yarn needle
Scrap yarn or extra cord for holding sections of the work
Row counter is recommended!


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Due to the nature of hand-dyed yarn, skeins can differ slightly both between and within dye lots. Alternating skeins is recommended.

While I do my best to both capture and portray accurate colourways, please note that there may be differences due to monitors.

Despite fully exhausting, washing and rinsing all skeins, to remove excess dye, some bleeding may still occur. Hand washing yarn is recommended - in cold water to limit the bleeding - and lay flat to dry.

Please note that all yarn is dyed in a pet-friendly household.