Legendaire pullover – new knitting pattern release

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve just released my first sweater knitting pattern! Meet Legendaire, a vintage-inspired pullover.

Legendaire gets its inspiration from 1950s vintage batwing-sleeve sweaters. It has a unique style with a modified drop shoulder construction and fitted body, dramatically shaped bracelet-length sleeves, and a boatneck neckline.

There are two versions in the pattern! Version One has allover stripes with a short turtleneck, and Version Two has a solid body and striped sleeves with a plain ribbed neckband. Both have a garter stripe pattern throughout to add just a bit of texture.

Legendaire is a size inclusive pattern, in twelve sizes from 30-62″ / 76-157.5cm, with a recommended 2-3” / 5-7.5cm negative ease.

There are three pages of customization tips in the pattern, lots of notes to help you along the way, plus yardage requirements for a non-striped version. (Hint: it makes a great staple sweater in a solid!)

I was so fortunate to have a fantastic group of test knitters, who knit up lots of wonderful versions! It was such a great experience to follow along as so many talented, enthusiastic knitters worked on Legendaire. Having that much support right from the start was more than I could ever have hoped for.

You should definitely check out all their projects pages on Ravelry for inspiration. I’ll share more in the coming weeks as I chat more about this pattern.

Now for the details!


Sizing

Choose a size that is approximately 2 – 3” / 5 – 7.5cm smaller than your full bust.

Sizes: 30 (32, 35, 38, 41) [44, 47, 50, 53] (56, 59, 62)” / 76 (81.5, 89, 96.5, 104) [112, 119.5, 127, 134.5] (142, 150, 157.5)cm

Shown on me in size 32” / 81.5cm, with 3” / 7.5cm negative ease at bust.

Full schematic of all garment measurements can be downloaded here.

Yarn requirements in recommended yarn

Harrisville Shetland (217 yds / 198m per 1.76 oz / 50g skein)

Version One (striped body and sleeves, turtleneck)

  • Color A (Lime): 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) [2, 3, 3, 3] (3, 3, 3) skeins
  • Color B (Kiwi): 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) [2, 3, 3, 3] (3, 3, 3) skeins
  • Color C (Red): 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) [4, 4, 4, 4] (4, 4, 4) skeins

Version Two (solid body, striped sleeves)

  • Color A (Pink): 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) [1, 2, 2, 2] (2, 2, 2) skeins
  • Color B (White): 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) [1, 2, 2, 2] (2, 2, 2) skeins
  • Color C (Red): 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) [5, 6, 6, 6] (6, 7, 7) skeins

Sizes 47-62 will use about exactly one full skein of Colors A and B for Version Two, however two skeins have been recommended so you don’t come up short.

Full yarn requirements

Version One (striped body and sleeves, turtleneck)

  • Color A: 345 (355, 370, 385, 415) [430, 455, 470, 500] (515, 525, 540) yds / 320 (325, 340, 355, 380) [395, 420, 430, 460] (475, 485, 495) m
  • Color B: 345 (355, 370, 385, 415) [430, 455, 470, 500] (515, 525, 540) yds / 320 (325, 340, 355, 380) [395, 420, 430, 460] (475, 485, 495)m
  • Color C: 545 (560, 590, 615, 655) [675, 720, 745, 790] (810, 835, 860) yds / 500 (515, 540, 565, 600) [620, 660, 685, 725] (745, 765, 790)m

Version Two (solid body, striped sleeves, plain ribbed neckband)

  • Color A: 175 (180, 185, 190, 195) [195, 215, 220, 225] (230, 230, 235) yds / 165 (165, 170, 175, 180) [180, 200, 205, 210] (215, 215, 215)m
  • Color B: 175 (180, 185, 190, 195) [195, 215, 220, 225] (230, 230, 235) yds / 165 (165, 170, 175, 180) [180, 200, 205, 210] (215, 215, 215)m
  • Color C: 810 (840, 895, 940, 1025) [1065, 1120, 1165, 1255] (1300, 1335, 1380) yds / 745 (770, 820, 860, 940) [975, 1025, 1070, 1150] (1190, 1225, 1265)m

Want to knit a solid-color version instead?

  • For one with a turtleneck, you’ll need: 1235 (1270, 1330, 1385, 1485) [1535, 1630, 1685, 1790] (1840, 1885, 1940) yds / 1130 (1165, 1220, 1270) [1360, 1405, 1495, 1545] (1640, 1685, 1725, 1775)m
  • For one with a plain ribbed neckband, you’ll need: 1160 (1200, 1265, 1320, 1415) [1455, 1550, 1605, 1705] (1760, 1795, 1850) yds / 1065 (1100, 1160, 1210, 1295) [1335, 1420, 1470, 1560] (1610, 1645, 1695)m

This pattern has been test knit in a variety of yarns. See my own version in KnitPicks Palette on Ravelry here.

Gauge
24 sts / 40 rnds = 4” / 10cm in garter stripe pattern using 3.25mm (US 3) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Supplies
-3.25mm (US 3) needles
-2.75mm (US 2) needles, for ribbing
-Stitch markers
-Scrap yarn, to place sts on hold

Techniques needed
Cast on, bind off, knit in the round and flat, three-needle bind off (instructions provided), knit, purl, basic increases and decreases, picking up stitches, changing colors, reading a basic chart.


How to buy the pattern

There are a few options!

If you’re on Ravelry, you can visit the Legendaire pattern page to purchase it, favorite it, and add it to your Ravelry queue.

You can also buy the pattern directly from Ravelry, even if you’re not a member.

And you can also buy the pattern on Payhip.

Interested in one of my other patterns? Visit my design page on Ravelry for patterns that I published in the past!


I hope you love Legendaire as much as I do! In fact, I’m knitting my fourth one… 😉

Want to see more? Check out the #LegendairePullover hashtag on Instagram. Tag your own projects too! You can also follow me there @bygumbygolly.

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