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Game Theory pullover knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh

Game Theory

Working this cabled checkerboard fabric in luxurious yarn at a loose gauge is a winning strategy, conveying relaxed elegance in a sweater you’ll love to wear. The dropped-shoulder silhouette with a lower-in-back split hem is both flattering and comfortable, the contemporary look completed with an oversized fit, narrow sleeves and a wide neckline.

The pullover is worked in pieces from the bottom up, with seams lending structure and an exposed three-needle bind-off providing the final touch at the shoulders.

Published in Cable Couture, edited by Knit Picks

Yarn

Sport
Knit Picks Paragon Sport Yarn (50% Fine Merino, 25% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk)

Needles

3.25, 3.75, 4.0 mm (US 3, 5, 6)

Gauge

20.5 sts and 33 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st with 3.75mm (US 5) needles, blocked

Size/Finished Measurements

41 ¼ (45 ¼, 48 ¼, 51 ¾, 55 ¾, 59 ¼, 63 ¾, 67 ¼, 71 ¾, 75 ¼)" / 105 (115, 122.5, 131.5, 141.5, 150.5, 162, 171, 182, 191) cm finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn with 11-13" (28-33 cm) of ease

Techniques

Increases / decreases, short rows, three-needle bind-off, simple cables from chart or written instructions, picking up sts, basic sweater construction, seaming