Athena Pattern


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Knitting: Athena
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Making cables
  • Following charts
  • Provisional cast on

Pattern Description:

Just like the famed goddess Athena, who was born by springing completely grown, clothed and battle-armed from the head of her father Zeus, the idea for this sweater came to me fully formed as soon as I set eyes on this beautiful yarn.

The loose, slouchy, off-the-shoulder fit is both casual and stylish - with just the tiniest hint of an 80's vibe. Bold cables worked up the sides of the body and sleeves and along the shoulders not only provide some textural and visual interest, but also take the place of seams - avoiding any extra bulk in an already bulky yarn.

Athena is an ultra-quick knit, worked mainly in garter stitch, with minimal finishing to get in the way of your instant gratification.
This sweater is designed to be oversized - if in doubt, or between sizes - size up!


1.75 sts/4 rows = 4″ in garter stitch on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X] (shown in size S)
  • Finished chest: 34 [38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62] inches
  • Finished length: 22 [22, 23, 23.5, 24, 24, 25, 25] inches


  • Tahki Yarns Mia [100% cotton; 41yd/38m per 50g skein]; color: 007, Natural; 9 [10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18] skeins
  • 24 inch US #10.5/6.5mm circular needle
  • 24 inch US #13/9mm circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • US M/9mm crochet hook
  • Few scraps of smooth waste yarn, similar in weight to project yarn
  • Stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • Row counter
  • Cable needle

About Designer

About Designer

Eileen Casey on

Eileen Casey is a designer from Ireland now living in beautiful upstate NY - where thankfully there is plenty of sweater weather.

She has been knitting since she was 5, and couldn't imagine life without needles in hand. Past projects bring memories of life events back to her as vividly as certain scents do for others.

Right now she tries to fit knitting and designing around looking after ...

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