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Rita Maassen on craftsy.com
Willich, Germany

Usually I work as a copywriter and graphic designer in my own little agency in Germany. But as I love knitting so much I decided a few years ago to spend more time with designing knitted garments and ...

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Button Band Sweater 'Elena'

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Button Band Sweater 'Elena'
Button Band Sweater 'Elena'
Button Band Sweater 'Elena'
Button Band Sweater 'Elena'
Button Band Sweater 'Elena'
Button Band Sweater 'Elena'

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl, standard decreases and increases

Pattern Description:

It's just an illusion: Pattern for a light oversized sweater with a decorative button band. Both front parts are worked at once and then sewn together after knitting the button band. So the front part is not really buttoned - the buttons are only sewn to the band and the left front part. So you don't have double thickness although it looks as if you have.


22 stitches and 29 rows in 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • US sizes 6/8 and 10/12
  • Bust: 19,5" / 21,5" (50/55 cm)
  • Length: 21.5"/22.5" (56/59 cm)
  • Upper arm: 19.5"/20" (52,5/54 cm)


  • any yarn that obtains to gauge
  • I used 11 skeins of DROPS Cotton Merino

You Will Also Need:

  • US 8 (4mm) circular needles
  • 5 buttons (22 mm diameter)

Suggested yarn:

1500 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

DROPS Cotton Merino


#10 (pistachio)