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A Birthday Fukuro Pullover

I just returned from a week in Oaxaca Mexico (more on that later) to celebrate turning 40! Guess what dream knitting project I packed for my trip? This sweater that I've been obsessed with since the pattern was released earlier this year. Turns out, 1 week in Mexico is the perfect amount of time needed to knit a Fukuro Pullover!

Jaime in her Fukuro Pullover

Pattern: Fukuro Pullover by Whitney Hayward
Yarn: Stone Wool Romney + Merino DK (sold in store)
Size Made: 48 1/2" (shown with 14" positive ease)
Modifications: none

Color work detail of Jaime's Fukuro Pullover

Look! Another neutral, stockinette stitch, square-shaped sweater! I can't get enough, guys. This one changed it up with some sweet graphic colorwork in the middle, which did give me a nice little stockinette stitch break. 

The Fukuro Pullover from behind

This is knit bottom up in the round and is a breeze. It features a twisted 1x1 rib on the bottom hem. The neck and sleeves are finished with a couple rows of reverse stockinette. You could easily add sleeves to this if you wanted, but I love the cropped, dropped-sleeve shape. 

Jaime standing in front of a stone and white wall in her Fukuro Pullover

I was most excited about knitting this because of the yarn. This US Romney + Merino yarn from Stone Wool is a dream. The Romney gives the yarn structure, strength, and sheen while the merino adds some bounce and softness. It is soo luscious. Possibly my new favorite yarn. I would fault it on a lack of color palette (this sweater features all three colors the yarn is available in) but who could be mad about three perfect neutrals?

Detail of the three neutral colors of Stone Wool Romney + Merino

Overall I'm super happy with this project - it was a dream to knit and is adorable to wear. Total win.

Jaime showing off her oversized Fukuro Pullover

Comments on this post (1)

  • Dec 06, 2017

    How do you think it would work in a linen (or linen blend) yarn? Suggestions? What a great look!

    — Linda Schneider

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