Old Harry by Kat Riddell

Pattern on Ravelry: Old Harry

Designer: Kat Riddell

Sizes Included: 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66)in/84 (91.5, 99, 106.5, 114.5, 122, 129.5, 137, 145, 152.5, 160, 168)cm at bust, to be worn with 2-6in/5-15cm of negative ease

About the Pattern: Old Harry is worked seamlessly from the top down. The upper back is knit first, then placed on hold while stitches are picked up at the shoulders to knit the front. The body is joined at the underarms and knit in the round with waist shaping. Sleeve stitches are picked up from the body and sleeve caps are shaped using short rows.
Featuring a slightly cropped body and bracelet-length sleeves, Old Harry has a ribbed yoke and sleeve caps to provide textural interest and an opportunity for color blocking, and the pullover is finished with an i-cord collar.

Last Note: I didn’t have a strong source of inspiration for this pattern, so I had a lot of trouble coming up with a good name for it. After a while I realized the ribbed yoke reminded me a bit of cliff and sea rock formations. The Old Harry Rocks are three chalk formations off the southern coast of England that were formed as the chalk seam between Purbeck and the Isle of Wight eroded away.