Bottineau Pullover

It’s been a long time since I released a sweater pattern! I made this one at the tail end of last winter – I can’t wait to give it some real wearing time this season.

Bottineau Pullover


The easy to wear Bottineau Pullover is perfect for curling up in. The super soft yarn is cozy, but the open cowlneck helps keep you from overheating. A relaxed fit in the body and sleeves is accented by a slip stitch mock rib pattern which draws in to the waist. The oversized cowl is worked in the same pattern with increases to help it lay open. Dress down with jeans and boots, or layer Bottineau over a dress for a cool night out.

Shown in size 36” / 91cm with zero ease. For the best fit, choose the size which is the same or slightly larger than your full bust measurement.

Technical editing by Alexandra Virgiel

30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56)”

Worsted weight yarn.
1050 (1120, 1190, 1260, 1400, 1470, 1545, 1615, 1690, 1765, 1840, 2000, 2080, 2155) yards
Shown in Malabrigo Rios, colour Azul Profundo

US 7 / 4.5mm circular needles, 24” or longer
US 7 / 4.5mm double pointed needles or needles of choice for working small circumferences in the round
stitch markers
scrap yarn
extra needle for 3-need bind off
tapestry needle

20 sts and 26 rnds = 4″ / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch

Bottineau Pullover

The Ravelry page is here.

6-page PDF pattern includes photos, abbreviations, and schematic. Measurements given in imperial and metric systems. Available through Ravelry, payment through Paypal (no accounts required).

$7.00 CAD

Bottineau Pullover

rhinebeck 2011

I’m back! It’s been a pretty sleepy re-entry into my usual apartment and such – I had a great time away on my vacation, but unfortunately I suffered from an acute case of camnesia and have very few photos to show for it.

We (boyfriend and I) flew down to NYC on Friday, and took the train out to Rhinebeck with Ysolda. The house we rented this year with friends was amazing! So huge, with a great kitchen, awesome view and comfy couches. Saturday morning was a bit of a rush as we had to get the Ravelry buttons to the meetup and were a bit stuck in traffic. It all worked out though, and I had a lovely day checking out all the barns and navigating through the crowds. I picked up a bowl from jennie the potter, and a fun sheepy mug.

sheep mug

And I saw kits for my Sweet Bunting Cardi! Super cute.

sweet bunting

Sunday morning we decided to go to the farmer’s market – this is the sixth time I’ve been to Rhinebeck and I’d pretty much never been able to explore the town! The farmer’s market is held in a parking lot, and is quite small but really cool.

rhinebeck farmer's market

rhinebeck farmer's market

Managed to actually get a good coffee in town (as opposed to the fairgrounds coffee) and had a nice walk to town. The day was pretty long, and a bit warmer than Saturday – definitely calmer as well, in terms of the crowds. Sunday night was spent relaxing, eating, and doing a swap with my housemates! I actually didn’t buy any yarn at Rhinebeck this year, but I did come home with some from Wild Apple Hill Farms, thanks to Sarah!

wild apple hill farm yarn

Monday we took the train back to NYC, and spent the rest of the week walking, seeing the sights, and eating ever so many delicious foods. It was the type of vacation where you need a rest afterwards!

rhinebeck sweater the first

Off the needles and onto the blocking towel, with nary a leftover in sight!


I really squeaked by on this one – I could’ve sworn I had 7 skeins of yarn, but of course I could only find 6. I shortened the sleeves to 3/4, and had to rip about half of my swatch to finish the second one, but I’m done!

The yarn is Sliver Moon Farm superwash merino worsted, which I bought at my very first Rhinebeck, 6 years ago. I don’t know what the colourway is, but maybe Kay can enlighten us! I don’t think they sell their yarn online, but if you’re going to Rhinebeck this weekend I’m sure they’ll be there!

The design for this is a simple top-down cardigan, with an elongated garter stitch pattern to the waist, then stockinette with front and back shaping darts to the hip. I’m really happy with the fit, and I can’t wait to wear it! (Proper FO photos and probably a pattern to come.)

And my second Rhinebeck sweater?


Maaaaaaybe. It has to be done tonight to have a good wet blocking and be dry by Friday. We’ll see!