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.
Pattern and Row Checker
This pattern is nicely printed on card stock in a handy pocket size. A list of all abbreviations, glossary of terms, and a crisp schematic with dimensions for proper blocking are included. It also comes with my unique Row Checker. A tool you can use to help keep track of your stitch count, row number, increases, and decreases. Throughout the pattern you’ll find indicators of when to refer to your Row Checker.
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
This sweater was designed for the following yarn. Click here to see 2 color options and to purchase yarn.
Jade Sapphire’s Hand-Dyed 100% Mongolian Cashmere
Skeins needed for XS(S, M, L, XL) = 4(4, 4, 5, 5)
Gauge: 23 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette pattern on larger needle
Suggested Needles and Notions:
- 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
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This pattern is also available as a kit. To see kit options in 2 colorways click here.
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.