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Stasis Pullover







I have been infatuated with the Stasis Pullover, a design by the talented Leila Raabe  from Brooklyn Tweed, for some time and swooned over many a beautiful version, such as grimfrosties’ Smoky Stasis, SmashingPuffin’s St Moritz, or modzart’s interpretation of this design. I kept mine classic, as I love the contrast between the dark geometrical motif and the off-white background.

Some modifications were made: I omitted the colour motif at the bottom of the body, shortened the yoke by 10 rows and made fewer decreases in the yoke decrease round for a less tight collar.  Even so I had to go for the stretchiest of stretchy bind-offs (Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off) as I couldn’t get my big head through. The Stasis is knit bottom-up, after having knitted the sleeves, which next time I will knit flat and seam up before joining. I actually quite enjoy seaming and hand sewing in general, very soothing.

This was my first time using Holst Garn Supersoft 100% Uld, which after washing really lived up to its name. It is wonderfully soft and squishy. So much did I enjoy working with it that I immediately ordered some for this lovely jumper which I will be casting on later today. Instant gratification, right.

This knit reminded me how much I love stranded knitting. Am definitely ready to do some more.


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  1. I love your pullover and you’ve knitted it like a true professional.


    • Hi Tadashi,
      So sorry to have taken so long before coming back to you on this one!
      I had a look in my notes and I cast on 240 stitches, knitting the third size.
      The main change I made to the pattern was to knit fewer yoke rounds: 10 instead of the suggested 15.
      Good luck with this sweater, I found it a very enjoyable knit and love wearing it.


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