Free Backpack Project Bag • Free Unique Row Checker
Whether you like to dress up or down, knit this casually elegant sweater from a pattern designed for flexibility. The pleats on each side of the waist can be open for a loose, at-ease appearance or buttoned for a more tailored fit. So, look equally sophisticated pairing it with jeans or your favorite designer slacks.
This top-down design starts by shaping the neck with short rows, and then continues in stockinette with almost invisible raglan increases. Since the pattern has no seams to sew, 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 $220
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.
Yarn: Jade Sapphire’s Hand-Dyed 100% Mongolian Cashmere
Yarn care instructions: dry clean or hand wash and lay flat to dry.
The on-screen color representations for yarn may not be precise representations of actual colors due to variance in monitor calibrations.
Gauge: 23 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette pattern on larger needle
Suggested Needles and Notions:
The following is recommended but not included in the kit.
- US6 16"/40.5cm circular*
- US6 24"/60cm or 32"/80cm circular*
- US6 double-pointed*
- US4 16"/40.5cm circular **
- US4 double-pointed**
- 4 buttons
- Removable stitch markers
* or size needed to obtain gauge
** or two sizes smaller than needed to obtain gauge
X-Small – Finished Chest 37.5"/95.25.cm
Small – Finished Chest 39.7"/101cm
Medium – Finished Chest 42.5"/109cm
Large – Finished Chest 44.5"/113cm
X-Large – Finished Chest 46.5"/118cm
Delivery is estimated at 5 to 10 business days. If you should need to return a purchase, please click on the returns page for our Returns Policy.
To order, return to top of this page, and select size, colorway and number of kits.
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.