Pattern Booklet: 
Craft: 
Knit
Skill Level: 
Experienced
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Åsa Tricosa

Designer Åsa Tricosa's clever shoulder shaping technique forms the basis of this top-down sweater. A column of rib stitches with small cables adds visual interest to the front of the body and is repeated at the sleeve cuffs and neck.

Shown in size 40½"
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust – 36(40½-44-48-52-56½-60-62½)"
Length –22¾(23¼-24¼-25-25¼-26-26½-26½)"
Note:  This garment was designed with approximately 4–6" of ease.  Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.
 
YARN 
BERROCO ULTRA WOOL (100 grs): 5(5-6-7-8-8-8-9) balls #3330 Lentil 
 
NEEDLES and NOTIONS
32"–40" circular needle, size 7 (4.50 mm) or size to obtain gauge
32"–40" circular needles, sizes 6 (4.00 mm) and 4 (3.50 mm)
Note: This assumes you will use the Magic Loop technique; other needles may be required if you prefer to use 2 circular method or dpns.
5 stitch markers
2 stitch holders
 
GAUGE
19 sts and 26 rnds = 4" in St st on size 7 (4.50 mm) needle
To save time, take time to check gauge.
 
NOTE
From a regular cast on for the back, Macaba is knitted top down, winding its way back and forth using Åsa’s Top-Down Ziggurat Tricnique with built-in sleeve caps. The sleeves can be knitted either using Magic Loop or on two circular needles. The lined collar is knitted last.
Step by step instructions guide you from the unconventional beginning to the pleasing end. 
Pattern Corrections: 

Macaba Pullover

Corrections shown in bold

Collar
Rnds 1–7:  K1(1-1-1-1-1-5-5), * sl1 wyib, [k1, sl1 wyib] 3 times, k9, work from * 6(6-6-6-6-6-7-7) times more, sl1 wyib, [k1, sl1 wyib] 3 times, k8(8-8-8-8-8-4-4).

Step 9:
Separation Rnd 1:  * Pm, k2, rm, put all sts to next m on holder for sleeve, rm, turn work over so WS is facing, borrow last st for cast-on loop, crochet cast on 5(5-6-7-10-11-11-12) sts, pm, cast on 3(3-4-5-8-9-9-10) sts, make a final chain st but not around the needle, replace remaining loop onto LN, turn work over so RS is facing, work from * once more, knit to Fm, sm, k1, [p1, k1tbl] 5 times, knit to m. 

Step 11:
Stretchy Bind Off:  K1 tbl, p1, sl 2 sts to LN, k2tog tbl, *k1 tbl, sl 2 sts to LN, k2tog tbl, p1, sl 2 sts to LN, k2tog tbl, work from * to end (and bind off rib detail in established pattern). Cut yarn and pull it through the final loop.

 
- posted 9/11/17, amended 9/28/17