Grundy Woman’s

Because women need a Johnny Rotten-inspired sweater too. This pullover is a fitted, feminine version of a sweater Johnny Rotten wore during an infamous interview on the Bill Grundy Show in 1976. I wanted to maintain the asymmetrical details and saddle-shoulder construction of the original sweater, while updating it with soft, warm fibers and body darts for a slim fit.


730 (850, 940, 1050, 1160, 1270) yards worsted or aran weight yarn (MC); 100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 150) yards worsted or aran weight yarn in accent color and texture that knits to the same gauge as MC

Sample was worked in Berroco Ultra Alpaca (worsted weight; 50% alpaca, 50% wool; 215 yds/100g per skein) in #62170 Cerulean Mix (MC), and Malabrigo Angora (aran weight, thick and thin; 100% handspun angora; about 50/60g skein) in #98 Tuareg (CC)

Size 8 (5mm) 29-inch† and 16-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Size 7 (4.5mm) 29-inch† and 16-inch circular needles, and set of 5 dpns, or needles one size down from larger needles

10 stitch markers in 3 colors‡

Yarn needle

† For larger sizes, a longer circular needle may be desired for the body and lower yoke

‡ 1 in first color for beg of round marker, 1 in second color for side marker, 8 in third color for body dart makers