Blue Sky Fibers Pemberton Pullover Knit-Along Kickoff

Pemberton Pullover

The Blue Sky Fibers Pemberton Pullover Knit-Along has begun! We have 20 knitters signed up to work on their sweaters together with Northfield Yarn. Here’s a roundup of resources for KALers.

Cynthia will be knitting along and sharing her progress as the KAL progresses. Here's her first update!

Choosing a needle size

I swatched on US 7s, as the pattern suggests, using Woolstok in Morning Frost. That one was just a fraction of a stitch smaller than the pattern gauge, so I also swatched on a US 8, to see what the fabric was like, thinking that I would choose a size based on the gauge I liked better.

Pemberton Pullover


The US 8 swatch was a bit too loose and floppy for my liking, and when I re-measured the US 7 swatch it seemed right on gauge, so I’m charging ahead with the US 7.

Choosing a size

My understanding is that an average fit sweater is 2” - 4” larger than actual body measurements, and an oversized sweater is 4” - 6” larger. The Pemberton is intended to be oversized, so I am looking for a size that will provide 4” - 6” of ease.

I follow Amy Herzog ‘s advice and base my sweater sizing on my upper torso measurement, rather than bust measurement. My upper torso is 38”, so I am going to make the 43-3/4” size (the S).

I’m looking forward to knitting with y’all!