Missowski began with my desire to design a sweater with the comfy look and feel of Jeff Bridges’ Cowichan sweater from the Big Lebowski. As the design grew in my mind, it began to have a sophistication and striping pattern that reminded me much more of Missoni, however. In its final form, this is my interpretation of what a “Dudess” would look like if her knitwear was created by an Italian design house. Scarily, just my style.

The pattern employs a simple slipped stitch pattern of 4 stitches and 4 rows to create the look of chevrons. Instructions are given for both standard length and extra long sleeves to allow for customization, and there are tips for shortening the body as well. I’ve provided detailed posts on getting the fit just right and on choosing alternate colorways.

The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for $7.

Or as part of the Missowski Collection ebook for $14.


required skills:

multicolor knitting
slipped stitch knitting
seaming
picking up stitches

finished measurements

33 (36 ½, 39 ¼, 42 ½ / 45 ¼, 48 ¾, 51 ¼ / 53 ¾, 57 ¼, 60)”
84 (92.5, 99.5, 1 08 / 115, 124, 130 / 136.5, 145.5, 152.5) cm
bust circumference with front bands overlapping.

27 ¾ (28, 28 ½, 29 / 29 ½, 29 ¾, 30 ¼ / 30 ¾, 31 ¼, 31 ½)”
70.5 (71, 72.5, 73.5 / 75, 75.5, 77 / 78, 79.5, 80) cm
long, laid flat. Cardigan will grow in length when worn.

ease
The sweater is intended to be worn with 2-8” / 12.5-20 cm
positive ease in the main body (2-4″ / 5-10 cm standard fit;
4-8″ / 10-20 cm over-sized fit) and 2-3” / 5-7.5 cm positive
ease in the upper sleeve. Sample measures 39 ¼” / 99.5
cm and is modeled with 6 ¼” / 16 cm positive ease in the
bust, 3” / 7.5 cm positive ease in the upper sleeve. Please
consult schematic to ensure proper fit.

yarn
Shalimar Yarns Equus, 200 yds / 183 m per 4.25 oz /
100 g; 100% merino wool:
5 (5, 5, 6 / 6, 6, 7 / 7, 8, 8) skeins “Buttermilk” (MC);
2 (2, 2, 2 / 2, 3, 3 / 3, 3, 3) skeins “Ore” (CC1 );
1 (1, 1, 1 / 1, 2, 2 / 2, 2, 2) skein(s) each “Juniper
Berry” (CC2); “Citrine” (CC3); and “Glacier” (CC4).

Sweater requires approximately 920 (990, 1080, 1160 /
1230, 1320, 1410 / 1490, 1600, 1690) yds / 840 (900,
990, 1060 / 1130, 1210, 1290 / 1370, 1470, 1550) m
worsted weight yarn in MC;

320 (350, 380, 400 / 430, 460, 490 / 520, 560, 590)
yds / 290 (320, 350, 370 / 390, 420, 450 / 480, 510,
540) m worsted weight yarn in CC1;

170 (180, 190, 210 / 220, 230, 250 / 260, 280, 300) yds /
150 (160, 180, 190 / 200, 220, 230 / 240, 260, 270) m
each worsted weight yarn in CC2; CC3; and CC4.

needles & notions
US 6 (4.0 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needle.
US 6 (4.0 mm) 40” / 100 cm circular needle.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
approximately 10 locking stitch markers (4 minimum)
waste yarn
darning needle

gauge
18.5 sts and 30 rows equal 4” / 10 cm in Flame Stitch
after blocking.
19 sts and 28 rows equal 4” / 10 cm in 2 x 2 Ribbing
after blocking with ribbing slightly stretched.

construction
The body is worked flat in one piece to the armholes, where it is split into two fronts and a back, which are worked separately. The raglan sleeves are worked flat and then seamed to the body. Stitches are picked up along the fronts and neck to form the shawl collar, which is shaped with short rows.