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I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest ...

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Layla Sweater

from Brenda Castiel Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Layla Sweater
Layla Sweater
Layla Sweater
Layla Sweater
Layla Sweater
Layla Sweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Increase/Decrease
  • Knitting in the Round

Pattern Description:

Knitted in buttery-soft Merino wool yarn, this pattern uses simple stitches and a couple of pretty final flourishes to create a flattering sweater.

The sweater is knitted in the round, top down, with raglan shaping. The bottom edge has "stripes" of alternating stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch, forming 3-dimensional welts. An i-cord is used to gather up the welts into soft folds at each side and is tied in a bow. The i-cord is easily removed if not wanted. (This welted design feature helps disguise an imperfect tummy area.)

The body is knitted in a "broken rib" pattern. Its texture adds interest and its stretchiness ensures a smooth fit.
The neckline and sleeve edges are trimmed with a delicate picot edging, adding a touch of elegance to this pretty, easy-to-wear top.
**Note**: You can easily customize the sleeve length and total length to your taste.
**Pattern has been test-knitted and tech-edited, to give you a pleasurable knitting experience.**


18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 in/10cm in broken rib stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) -Bust: 32 (35, 381/2, 411/2, 45, 48.5, 52) in/ 81 (89, 98, 105, 114, 123, 132) cm.


  • DK weight yarn-1094-1914 yds (1000-1750 m)

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 6 (US) 4.0mm needles (circular)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry/yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

1094 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

John Arbon/Knit by Numbers