Knit entirely seamlessly from the top down, this sweater is the perfect outer layer for those transitional times of year and as a layering piece during the coldest months. A cozy rolled collar and long, fitted sleeves help to block out the chill.
Ellyce starts at the neck and uses raglan shaping. After the sleeve stitches are divided from the body stitches, gentle waist shaping leads into dramatic flares at the back to form the pleats. Before the body is finished, stitches are picked up along the sides and around the neck to form the cozy collar and front bands. Finally, the sleeves are knit down from the yoke. The only finishing you will need to do is weave in a few ends. If desired, mattress stitch can be used to temporarily sew up the pleats for blocking so that they fold nicely.
Although the stitch pattern is suitable for a beginner, this pattern requires the knitter to work raglan and neckline shaping at the same time.
Yarn requirements: approximately 1100, 1200 (1300, 1400, 1500, 1700, 1850) yds./1005, 1100 (1190, 1280, 1375, 1555, 1695) m of DK or light worsted weight yarn
Note: The yarn requirements are generous for this pattern to allow the knitter extra for swatching and lengthening the sweater, if desired. You may find that you need much less than the amount suggested, depending on your row gauge.
This pattern has been professionally tech edited.
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
I learned to knit from my aunt when I was about 7 years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that I got really serious about the sticks and string. I learned to spin in 2008 and began designing in 2011. Now my house is slowly being taken over by yarn and fiber.