Knitting pattern: Annie Pullover

The Annie Pullover is a lovely sweater which has been published in the book "Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock". As the name says, all the designs in this book have been inspired by a Hitchcock film and the Annie Pullover is no exception. In "The Birds", Annie Hayworth is the tragic teacher, who has already lost the guy and who will also loose her life in the course of this movie. I can picture the sad, but down-to-earth Annie wearing this flattering boatneck sweater paired with her dark grey slacks or dressed up with a wiggle skirt.

The sweater itself is all mid-century classic with its three-quarter length grown-on sleeves and defined waistline. It consists only of two pieces: a front and a back which are exactly the same and easy to knit. The simple lines of the Annie Pullover are perfect for a handpainted yarn.

The Annie Pullover knitting pattern is also available as a single download now at ravelry.


DK weight yarn.

Shown in Posh Yarn Sylvia DK (50% silk, 50% Merino wool, 210m/230yds per 100g skein) in Tragic Ending (grey).


21 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10cm / 4 x 4" in stockinette stitch with bigger needles. Getting gauge is essential!


4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins


Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X).


3.5mm & 4mm (US sizes 4 & 6) circular needles at least 80cm / 32" long.


2 removable stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or waste yarn, a tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Required Skills

You should be able to: knit, purl, increase and decrease stitches and work a knitted cast on. Seaming is required.

Skill Level


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