November Oak is a drop shoulder constructed pullover knit from the bottom up. The body is knit in the round to the underarm then separated and knit flat, in front and back pieces, to the shoulders. Shoulders are seamed then stitches picked up around the armholes. Sleeves are then knit in the round to the cuff. The fit should be slightly oversized, shaping used only to create the curves of the neckline and taper of the sleeves. The stranded colourwork design, included in chart form, is repeated on the front and back of the sweater. Sleeves are worked in bands of wide stripes.
The stranded colourwork design was inspired by tree shadows cast on pristine snow in fading winter light. Clarity and ambiguity mingle in the lines and shapes sketched on the snow. Wide bands of shifting colours create an illusion of transparency, designed to further articulate the interesting qualities of fleeting light.