Free Back Pack Project Bag • Free Unique Row Checker
If you enjoy knitting cables, you’ll love this sweater. Done entirely in a cabled rib this resilient sweater stretches to fit making it both forgiving and comfortable to wear as well as easily blocked to create a custom fit. The simple clean neckline combined with the invisible raglan shaping give this pattern an elegant interpretation of the classic all-over cable sweater. Worked on oversized needles and designed to be ultra-lightweight, it’s a great travel sweater, perfect for anyone on the go.
The top-down pattern starts with casting on all the neckline, and then uses short rows to shape the neck, resulting in a clean design without a separate neckband. And like most top-down sweaters, it is worked in one piece with no seams, so you can easily check the fit—shoulders, chest, sleeves, length—as you knit. Haven’t knitted a top-down sweater before? Don’t worry. Here’s a free, printable PDF of top-down knitting instructions
For your convenience, I’ve collected knitting tips and links to videos that will make knitting your project easier and even more fun. Knitting Help
Starting at $80
This sweater kit includes a pattern (in a handy pocket size), yarn and a row checker, which is a tool to help you keep track of your stitch count, row number, increases and decreases. Your knitting kit is delivered in a backpack-style project bag.
Zitron’s Fil Royal, 100% Baby Alpaca, Lace Weight
Incredibly soft at 19 microns, this luxurious single-ply yarn is lofty and lightweight. Spun from the softest baby alpaca, it’s still warm and cozy despite being fine. Hand wash, dry flat.
Zitron’s Filigran, 100% Merino Superwash Wool
This washable yarn is great for light-weight garments that still offer warmth. Single-ply and washable, this yarn is a perfect combination of elegance and practicality. Machine washable.
Lana Grossa’s Cotone, 100% Cotton
Wonderfully soft hand defines this as a luxurious cotton yarn. Smooth, fine and washable, this is a classic yarn, perfect for a timeless knit. Machine washable.
The on-screen color representations for yarn may not be precise representations of actual colors due to variance in monitor calibrations.
Gauge: 25.5 sts and 30 rows = 4"/10cm, in cable pattern
Suggested Needles and Notions:
The following is recommended but not included in the kit.
- US7 16"/40.5cm circular*
- US7 24"/60cm or 32"/80cm circular*
- US7 double-pointed*
- Stitch markers
* or size needed to obtain gauge
Small – Finished Chest 37.5"/95cm
Medium – Finished Chest 39.25"/99.5cm
Large – Finished Chest 42.25"/107.3cm
X-Large – Finished Chest 44"/112cm
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The kit for this sweater, complete with pattern and yarn, comes in a backpack-style project bag. On the front of the backpack is a zippered pouch with a porthole. You can insert the ball of yarn from which you’re knitting and run the yarn through the porthole, so if you like, you can even knit while walking down the street.
Note: needles and handsome guy not included.