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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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Chemise à Chevrons

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Drop Stitch Patterns

Pattern Description:

-This oversized tunic length sweater features a v-neckline echoed by subtle chevrons drawing the eyes downward, creating slimming lines. The ribbed stitching on the hem is repeated in long cuffs, emphasizing the vertical lines in the chevrons.

-The front, back, neckline and sleeves are knit in two simple pieces by slipping stitches to a holder and working one arm/shoulder at a time. By only having two pieces to sew together, extraneous finishing is eliminated. Stitches are picked up around the sleeve circumference for long ribbed cuffs, and a variation for short cuffs is included in the instructions.

-The chevrons are worked in a drop stitch lace pattern out from the center. The four chevrons-two drop stitch and two solid-are calculated specifically for each sweater size to maintain balance and simplicity; what you see in the photo is what you get.

-Yardage range: 880 (size Small) - 2400 (size 4X) yards [805-2195 m]

Finished Measurements:
-The following sizes are included in this pattern:

-Small: 38" Bust, 38" Hip
-Medium: 43" Bust, 43" Hip
-Large: 48" Bust, 48" Hip
-Extra Large/1X: 53" Bust, 53" Hip
-2X: 58" Bust, 58" Hip
-3X: 62" Bust, 62" Hip
-4X: 67" Bust, 67" Hip

The sweater is shown in size Medium in the photos.

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.

Thanks, and Happy Knitting!


14 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small: 32-34" Bust
  • Medium: 36-38" Bust
  • Large: 40-42" Bust
  • Extra Large: 44-46" Bust
  • 2X: 48-50" Bust
  • 3X: 52-54" Bust
  • 4X: 56-58" Bust


  • US 6 - 4.0mm Knitting Needles

Suggested yarn:

2400 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Classic Elite Yarns Color by Kristin

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