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Red Herring Knits is the culmination of the idea that when a knitter creates a sweater or other knit design, the tangible process involving yarn and needles is a diversion from what is actually ...

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Avril Sweater - Plus Size

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Avril Sweater - Plus Size
Avril Sweater - Plus Size Avril Sweater
Avril Sweater - Plus Size Avril Sweater
Avril Sweater - Plus Size Avril Sweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Lace Skills - Reading Charts, basic stitches, etc.

Pattern Description:

-An oversized boyfriend sweater featuring a boat neckline, a lace front panel with slimming moss stitch borders on size 3X, lace accents on extra long sleeves, and infinite warmth on crisp autumn days.

-As an unexpected bonus, the ribbed texture of the lace makes it easy to roll up the sleeves when your hands are warm.

-Bulky yarn and large needles make this sweater a quick knit, while the large textures create interest and balance the oversize sweater.

-A-line shaping is executed by inserting a decorative gusset on the front and back.

-Pattern includes complete instructions, yardage, finishing instructions, tips, lace and decrease charts.

Finished Measurements:
-2X: 62" Bust, 66" Waist/Hip
-3X: 66" Bust, 70" Waist/Hip

If there are any questions, please leave a comment or message me and I will be happy to answer you to the best of my ability.

The Misses size version of this pattern containing sizes S, M, L, and XL/1X is also available. I separated the sizes due to differences in the lace charts.


14 sts and 19 rows = 4" in Frost Flower Lace Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2X: 18-50" Bust
  • 3X: 52-54" Bust


  • US 9 - 5.5 mm Knitting Needle

Suggested yarn:

1850 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Homespun