March 26th, 2012

Valley Yarns Show and Tell: 450 Purlless Pullover

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Hello! Our last Valley Yarns Show and Tell for Spring is 450 Purlless Pullover. It is knit in Valley Yarns Goshen. A most unusual and fun way to make a one-piece, seamless pullover without any purling: nalgar sleeves (raglan spelled backwards)! This construction method makes built-in sleeves that get longer as they get wider, so it’s great for warm weather, shorter-sleeved garments. Worked in the round from the bottom up, it also features a cute garter stitch yoke that highlights the construction and avoids purling.

We tried on the 36″ size.

Height: 5’3″
Bust: 37″
Waist: 30″
Hips: 42″

I loved knitting this tee, and it’s really nice to wear, too! Probably not over another t-shirt, though.

Height: 5’0″
Bust: 38″
Waist: 30″
Hips: 38″

This tee was too small. I’d need to go the next side up. The sleeve length is great but I might make it a little longer. I’d use a different color too. The white was too light against my fair skin. A darker color would make a great warm weather tee.

Height: 5’4¾”
Bust: 35½”
Waist: 29½”
Hips: 40″

This sweater felt great against my skin. The combination of the softness of the Goshen and the relaxed fit would make this the perfect weekend sweater to pair with my favorite jeans or comfortable skirt.

Height: 5’4″
Bust: 39½”
Waist: 32″
Hips: 43″

This is a comfortable pullover and I’m a huge fan of Goshen. I think I’d like to make this a lot longer. Almost as long as the tank I have underneath it. I’d also knit it in a different color. I look better in darker colors.

Height: 5’7 ½”
Bust: 36¾”
Waist: 34¾”
Hips: 38½”

Love, love, love this tee! Goshen feels silky and cool against the skin so its great for the warmer months. I think the sleeve detail is a simple but very interesting touch. And the delicate detailing on the v-neck is really lovely too. Plus, no purls! A home run in my opinion. This size seems to be a pretty good fit for me so I wouldn’t change a thing.

That’s it for the Valley Yarns Show and Tell for Spring. What was your favorite sweater?

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11 Responses to “Valley Yarns Show and Tell: 450 Purlless Pullover”

  1. Carmen Says:

    I love how you do these Show and Tells. It’s one thing to see the pattern on a model and a whole ‘nother story to see them on “real” people with different shapes and sizes.  Thank you so much!

  2. Pat Says:

    I love seeing how the sweaters look on ‘real’ people. I wish you did Show & Tell all year long!

  3. Ann Peake. Says:

    I agree with other comments,”Show and Tell” is an excellent way to assess the look of a finished garment.
    As well as differing sizes, more “mature figured” models would be useful to many of us.

    Thank You

  4. P.V. Grammy Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the fashion show with all body types. Now I want to knit this!

  5. Teritowe Says:

    Beautiful.  Where do I obtain the pattern for this lovely pullover?

  6. Amd1708 Says:

    I agree with Carmen. It’s very helpful getting a look at the sweater on real women of all shapes. It gives me hope for how I light look in it myself. I’m often wary of putting all the time in, only to decide I don’t feel good about how it looks on me! This is very nice!

  7. Embarassed Says:

    Great to see the top on real life people. I’m am quite a bit more … shall I say … ample than these gals. How easy would it be to size up this pattern?

  8. Cindy Bird Says:

    I am a beginner @ knitting but have been crochet for many years and show and tell is the best thing I have seen under the sun. I agree with all the Posts. I will try this Tee and also the yarn !!!! Thank you

  9. Karin Says:

    I,m in the process of knitting the purlless pullover and am having trouble with getting the garter yoke to show up. I comes up as stockinett . HELP what am I doing wrong?

  10. Brenda Richardson Says:

    When you start the garter yoke you have to turn the piece over and work it from the wrong side.

  11. Tilly Perry Says:

    A great pattern—would have looked much better if the “models” had worn light colored,loose legged slacks/pants instead of jeans with this pullover. (I am guessing they were wearing their “working clothes”—and jeans are the favorite of the day!)

    All in all, “hats off” to the designer! A great pattern

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