Sep 182012


Jilted, dropped, fallen . . . She may have been left ignominiously by that worthless boyfriend, but that just means her spirit is free. No more quiet evenings in, no more covered-up turtlenecks; she’s going out, and she’s going to wear something touchable and revealing, something imperfect and undone. And it’s going to be eye-catching, just like she is.

Jilted is a very simple, wide-neck blouson with a column of dropped stitches placed on each arm and asymmetrically on the front. Knit in cashmere blend sockweight yarn on larger needles, seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping, the boxy fit hits at high hip with a wide rib hem which echoes the rib cuffs on three-quarter length sleeves. With a simple purl neckline and stockinette body, the focus is on the dropped stitches, which are set up at the beginning and dropped almost at the end. There is no body and minimal sleeve shaping; instead the cuffs and hem are knit in rib on smaller needles, creating the generous sleeves and body.

Dressed up or down, Jilted is a simple sweater with a surprise – just like the girl wearing it.

Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, knitting in the round, dropped stitches.

Size: 34 (36.5, 39.5, 42.75, 46, 49.25)”. This nonchalant pullover is designed to be worn with plenty of positive ease. Shown above in third size with 5” ease; below in more fitted versions.

Garment Measurements:

Bust & Hip: 34 (36.5, 39.5, 42.75, 46, 49.25)”.

Sleeve length: 19.25 (20.5, 21.75, 22.5, 23.75, 24.75)”.

Length: 20 (20.75, 21.75, 22.5, 23.75, 24.75)”.

Yarn: Knit Picks Capretta (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 230 yards/50 grams); 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins, Fairy Tale, or

Yarn: Roman Hills Gissing (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 420 yards/100 grams); 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins, Don’t Blink.

Other Materials:

US 7 32” circular needle or size to match gauge.

US 5 32” circular needle for ribbing.

Yarn needle.

Stitch markers (7 total; 1 for EOR, 3 color A, 3 color B).

Waste yarn or extra cables for stitch holders (2).

Crochet hook, any size, for raveling dropped stitches.

Gauge: 20 st x 28 rows/4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle; 24 st x 36 rows/4” in K1P1 Rib on smaller needle.

Jilted in Gissing  Jilted in Capretta  Jilted back view

See it on Ravelry.

Jilted is part of the Holla Knits Fall 2012 Collection. You can also purchase the pattern, or subscribe to Holla Knits for the Spring,  Fall, and Accessories Collections.


  2 Responses to “Jilted”

  1. Very impressive!

  2. I love this pattern! It looks so cozy, and would fair perfectly with jeans or leggings. I could see myself knitting it with no ease, or oversized… or both!