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Rita Maassen on craftsy.com
Willich, Germany

As I love knitting so much I decided a few years ago to spend more time with designing knitted garments and create the corresponding patterns. And that's what I do today most of the time. In the ...

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Bat wing sweater 'Ivy'

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Bat wing sweater 'Ivy'
Bat wing sweater 'Ivy'
Bat wing sweater 'Ivy'
Bat wing sweater 'Ivy'
Bat wing sweater 'Ivy'
Bat wing sweater 'Ivy'

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should know how to works cables
  • Knit and purl, standard decreases and increases

Pattern Description:

You have yarn in two colours and don't know if to knit in stripes, in one colour or with cables? Try to do all of them! This sweater in two colours and a cable band combines all techniques in one piece.

The sweater is fitted a little bit wider than normal. It is worked in one piece (including bat wing sleeves) from botton to shoulder and back from shoulder to bottom. The cable band on front part continues on back part in opposite direction.

The appearance of this sweater is completed by two more cable bands that are inserted at the edges of front and back part and sleeve seams.


17 sts and 22 rows in 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S/M, L and XL (US sizes 6/8, 10/12 and 14/16)
  • Bust: 44"/48"/52" or 112/124/134 cm
  • Length: 25"/26"/27" or 64/66/68 cm
  • Upper arm: 10.5"/11"/11.5" or 27/28/29 cm


  • any yarn that fits to gauge
  • I used "DROPS loves you 3" (165 yds per skein): 5 skeins in main colour and 2 skeins in second colour. 50% Alpaca and 50% wool

You Will Also Need:

  • US 8 (5 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Double pointed needle US 8 (5 mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1200 yards of DK weight


#08 (plum) and #09 (burgundy)