Carousel Pullover, Knitty Spring 2014

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The pattern is available for free on

I’ve received a lot of emails saying that the Charts on Knitty are too small to read properly.

So, below are my original charts, which were in my original submission to Knitty.

Chart A

Carousel, Chart A

Chart B

Carousel, Chart B


Please note that in my Original  charts there may be a few errors. You’ll need to use your best judgement when knitting. The two PDF files that I have included are 17×11 inches. They can be printed out at Fedex Kinkos, or you may be able to figure out a way with your printer to print each one on two regular sized pieces of paper, and tape them together.


A whirling dervish of a knit that is not only worked in the round, Carousel can be worn differently by turning it around and around with a neckline that pirouettes according to your whim.

Worked outwards from a center cast on, Carousel is comprised of 4 cabled panels for the front and back. Once these four panels have grown to the appropriate size, each panel is placed on a holder, and the front and back are joined by uniting the matching pairs. Each of the four parts are again worked in the round to create sleeves, a hem, and a collar any way you spin it.

Perfectly symmetrical when finished, the charts may look complicated but once in the rhythm, Carousel flies off the needles. Lightweight and breezy, this is a merry-go-round of a knit, perfect for warmer days.

Bust: 32 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56 inches
Width: 38 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62 inches
Length: 38 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62 inches

Recommended needle size
always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below — every knitter’s gauge is unique
spacer 1 set US #2/2.75mm double pointed needles
spacer US #2/2.75mm circular needles (Length to be determined on size)


  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Cable Needle
  • 8 spare needles, stitch holders, or pieces of scrap yarn

The pattern is available for free on



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