FO: Winston Pullover

Alright, back to our regularly scheduled programming – let’s talking about knitting! Despite school starting last week, January has been a pretty productive month for me thus far. I’ve been working on quick projects. And when I popped in to my local Joann’s the other day to grab some black yarn for a dog sweater, I saw this fun Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Stripes yarn in cream and red. It immediately made me think of one of my favorite girlfriends because her sorority colors are red and white and their Founders Day was coming up. The yarn was on sale for 25% off, plus another coupon so I grabbed enough to make her the Winston Pullover.
Winston pullover
I saw this pattern on Jane Richmond’s Instagram account a while back and thought, that could be a fun quick knit in the future. Super bulky yarn knit on size 17 needles means you can finish a sweater in a weekend or a little more. I’m also asked all the time about good first time sweater projects and Jane’s patterns are always clear and simple and this could be a less intimidating sweater to make as your first sweater.
Winston pullover
I knew going into this that the stripes on the arms weren’t going to be the same width as the ones on the body but that didn’t bother me. I wanted to make a cozy and fun sweater for a friend. She’s a fellow professor (really, she’s the reason why I teach) and when she’s home she’s chasing after her two young daughters. This is perfectly paired with leggings and the yarn is machine washable and dryer friendly – which makes it life friendly.
Winston pullover
She is slightly smaller than me and shorter, so I made the size 40 and it fits me. But if I wanted a bit more ease and coziness like it shows on her, I’d knit myself a 42. Thick and quick also comes in a bunch of fun colors and stripe patterns (there’s a grey and neon pink colorway calling my name) so there might be more of these quick knits for some of my friends and family in the future.

30 Replies to “FO: Winston Pullover”

  1. Love that sweater. Jane Richmond is also a fav of mine.

  2. You inspire me to do an adult garment. I knit socks and shawls and sweaters for grandbabies mostly but I really need to get Carbeth on the needles and now this one. Thank you for inspiring me.

  3. That yarn is super cute, I gotta try that pattern! At your recommendation I did look at Jane Richmond patterns and have a couple cardigans in my queu, now I want to add this one! Thx😉

  4. Wow! Beautiful! It has a little Mrs Weasley Harry Potter vibe that I love! Hmmm this may be in my daughter’s future…..thank you for the inspiration

  5. Lovely! and while I love boutique yarns and beautiful hand dyed yarn by the very talented makers in our community, it is nice to see a cute sweater made with a yarn like Lion Brand 🙂

  6. I have been eyeing that pattern! It’s on my list for when I want some instant-ish gratification.

  7. Looks like the perfect suggestion for Intro to Sweater Making 101. You are inspiring!

  8. Love the sweater, very successful and I like that you talk about your reasoning. Born teacher I think! But the real reason for the comment, when are you going to talk about your eye glasses? As a spectacle wearer myself I am very interested!

  9. Very cute and generous of you to knit it for your friend. Funny, the wider stripes at the bottom of the sleeves look like a deliberate design. They work! now I need to check out Jane Richmond’s patterns.

  10. Hi Dana,
    Yay for washable sweaters!
    Were you able to do jogless stripes? I do helical ones if they alter each row but this has large bands of color. I have yet to complete a 2019 sweater yet-I hope to make 1 a month:)

  11. I love your new sweater! And I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how awesome your glasses are. I need some fun glasses, need to get out of my black and brown-frame box!

  12. Love! Your yarn choices are so spot on, but also affordable. Yay, affordable yarn! The “Spice Market” color way might be calling my name.

  13. Bulky yarns kill my hands & wrists but I’ve added the pattern to my Ravelry que anyway. What’s a little pain when you can have a sweater in a weekend!?! 🙂 And as cold as it is right now, I could stand to have a nice cozy, warm sweater!

  14. I just love your sweater it looks amazing on you ! You’ve inspired me to knit one for myself and have just ordered the yarn . This would actually be my first garment knitted just for Me ! Thanks for the inspiration & motivation .

  15. I make little things all the time, but the last time I attempted to make myself a sweater… well, I started it in 2016. Eek. You’ve inspired me to try one with bulky yarn. Maybe I might finish it!

  16. I love the uneven stripes between arms and body!!! I think I am going to have to give this one a try!

  17. Love your spontaneous and intuitive color choices, Dana. They always look great on you and I find it a great relief to get away from the safe black and gray that is Washington and other parts of the east coast. I love color! And this pattern, so universally flattering and doable!

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