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103 – Killarney Top-Down Pullover: Under Needles, add “size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 24″ long, for neck.”

106 – Boston Top-Down Hooded Coat: Under HOOD, Shape Hood, you will shape the left side of the Hood first, then the right side. At the end of the short-row shaping, in the last sentence of the paragraph before Shape Top of Hood, after “Place marker between center sts,” add “remove other markers. Under BODY BAND, on 6th line of first paragraph, change “ending at lower Right Front edge” to “ending at lower Left Front edge”. These corrections have been made in rev.01.14

107 – Rockport Top-Down Shell: Under Yarn on page 1, the yarn should be listed as Light worsted/DK weight, not worsted weight. Under Back, the instructions under Shape Neck for the RIGHT and LEFT SIDES are reversed. The RIGHT SIDE neck shaping should read as follows: “Next Row (RS): K1, M1-R, knit to end. Purl 1 row. CO 2 sts at beginning of next 2 RS rows – 12 (14, 16, 17, 21, 24, 25, 28, 30, 29, 30) sts. Purl 1 row. Break yarn, place sts on waste yarn, and set aside.” The LEFT SIDE neck shaping should read as follows: “Next Row (RS): Knit to last st, M1-L, k1. Purl 1 row. CO 2 sts at end of next 2 RS rows – 12 (14, 16, 17, 21, 24, 25, 28, 30, 29, 30) sts. Purl 1 row.”

108 – Bristol Top-Down Cardigan: On page 2, under Back, first sentence should read as follows: “With RS of Back Collar facing, using longer circ needle, CO 12 (15, 16, 18, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 27, 29) sts for left shoulder; working along long unmarked edge of Back Collar (not along edge with slipped sts), slip 1 purlwise from first Collar dpn, pick up and knit 46 (46, 46, 48, 48, 48, 48, 50, 50, 50, 50) sts to next Collar dpn for center neck, slip 1 purlwise from dpn; CO 12 (15, 16, 18, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 27, 29) sts for right shoulder – 72 (78, 80, 86, 92, 98, 100, 104, 106, 106, 110) sts.” On page 2, line 7 in second paragraph under “Shape Neck and Armholes”, “purl 1 row” should read “work even for 1 row.” On page 3, third line under Shape Hips, the last word in that line should be LLI, not M1-R.



  1. Margaret Apodaca says:

    I have been knitting for many years and am wondering why your Glasgow Top-down Pullover sweater calls for a larger needle to do the neck ribbing. I have always used a smaller needle to do a ribbing so the ribbing does not lose its shape or appears sloppy. Why use the larger needle for the ribbing? I am using the yarn used in the pattern and discovered that a size 6 needle produced 5 stitches to the inch.

    Thank you,

    • Sue McCain says:

      Hi Margaret,

      Thanks for your email. I wanted the neck of this sweater to be easy and loose. With some yarns, the ribbing ends up looking too bumpy or too pronounced if you go down a needle size; I wanted this ribbing to really lay flat; I swatched with a smaller needle, but found I preferred how the neckline looked with a larger needle. If you prefer using a smaller needle for the neckband, then definitely do that – you have to be happy with how it looks.

      Best regards,


  2. Donna says:

    I have just purchased your Killarney Cowl jumper pattern from

    Although I have been knitting for nearly 50 years I have never knitted a top down jumper before and I am so excited to get started in Malabrigo Worsted yarn in the colour Purple Mystery.

    This old dog is looking forward to learning new tricks

    • Sue McCain says:

      Hi Donna – How fun to try something new after years of knitting! You go girl! 🙂 Purple is, of course, the best color. Don’t forget to check out my blog for tutorials on how to work a top-down sweater. Happy knitting! Sue

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