A boxy, stylish pullover with lots of ’60s feel & loads of roomy ease.
Like all Ziggurats Bento is knitted top down in one piece but with less zigging & zagging than usual because of the drop sleeve.
You begin with a double funnel neck & knit your way to the faintly curved hem & contrasting lining. The sleeve is picked up last & begins with (optional) narrow striped piping & ends with an upturned contrasting cuff. Note: the sleeve & upturn are a tad shorter in the final pattern.
If piping is too fiddly for your taste, two alternative methods are provided.
A single contrasting square is (double) knitted on the back (photo tutorial included). This could be worked in intarsia or added afterwards via double stitching (tutorial not included).
The piping is also used as an edging for the optional double knitted pocket. It’s a fiddly pocket, so I link also to an easier inline pocket. The pocket could be omitted altogether but… pockets are a good thing!
Shown in Wollmeise Blend DK.