Pacificus is a seamless summer pullover constructed in a simple but unusual way using my Novus construction.
Using a traditional Shetland Bead Stitch along the top, and reverse stockinette stitch for the body, Pacificus plays with drape. The open lace work allows the bodice to fall beautifully while the body maintains its structure.
A turned hem allows and split side seam allow for a tailored finish, and also for some flexibility in the fit of the hips!
Novus Construction: First the Right Half is worked side to side from the cap sleeve to the armpit and then stitches are cast on for the front and back. Then the shoulder is worked and the stitches are split for neckline shaping. The front and back are worked at the same time and rejoined to work the left shoulder. Then the front and back stitches are put on holders, and the left cap sleeve is worked. Finally, the sweater is folded in half, and these two halves are joined together by lace panels that are worked perpendicularly to them. These panels start at the hem and end at the sleeve joining the front and the back of the sweater and sleeve together.
600 (660, 710, 880, 1000, 1100, 1200) yards/ 550 (600, 650, 800, 910, 1010, 1100) meters of fingering weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
The Uncommon Thread, Linum (50% alpaca, 25% linen, 25% silk; 437 yd [400 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g]); Peony
Bust (Chest Circumference):
33 [36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56]”/ 84 [91, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142] cm
Refer to the schematic on Page 2 for more detailed measurements.
XXS (XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
To fit bust 29 [32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52]”/ 74 [81, 91, 102, 112, 122, 132] cm with approximately 4”/ 7.5 cm ease. Shown in size XS on a 32” bust.
19 sts x 31 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st, blocked (see notes)
18 sts x 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in Pacificus Stitch, blocked