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Adelaide Pattern by Isabell Kraemer

Adelaide is an endearing pullover worked in springy Vale that wears both softly and crisply. Carrying on its yoke the nostalgic and innocent charm of collecting acorns in the woods or sand dollar shells by the shore, this is a piece that encourages a certain lightness — of the heart, of the spirit, and of the mind.

This pullover is worked circularly from the top down and separated at the underarms, then the body is worked to the hem. Sleeve stitches are picked up and worked circularly to the cuffs, with instructions included for both long-sleeves and short-sleeves. German Short Rows are used to shape the yoke; the lace motif is worked from charts only.


Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet wool; 450 yards/50 grams)

  • Short Sleeved Version: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins

    • Short sleeved version photographed in color Norway
  • Long Sleeved Version: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins

    • Long sleeved version photographed in color Nocturne


  • Short Sleeved Version: 1025 (1120, 1240, 1415, 1520, 1620) total yards of laceweight wool yarn
  • Long Sleeved Version: 1435 (1565, 1735, 1950, 2125, 2265) total yards of laceweight wool yarn


  • 26 stitches & 39 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 26 stitches & 39 rounds = 4″ in Yoke Chart pattern with Size B needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Yoke Chart and Ribbing)

  • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Due to significant variance among knitters, your Yoke Chart fabric should be swatched and wet-blocked prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A.

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On)

  • One 16″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).

Finished Dimensions

  • 38¼ (41¾, 46¼, 50½, 54¼, 57¾)” [97 (106, 117.5, 128.5, 138, 146.5) cm] circumference at bust
  • Intended Ease: +6–8″ [15–20.5 cm]
  • Samples shown are size 41¾” [106 cm] with 9¾” [25 cm] ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On
  • Short Rows: German Method
  • Cabled Cast On
  • 2×2 Tubular Bind Off
  • 1×1 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.

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