lobster(woman) Pattern


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Knitting: lobster(woman)
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • twist stitches
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

A traditional fisherman sweater with a feminine twist, lobster(woman) is restyled for the growing number of women involved in the trade. A scooped neck replaces the customary turtleneck, and the bodice is slightly fitted and elongated to show off a feminine silhouette. Lobster is worked in one piece from the bottom-up, with the body and sleeves knit separately and joined at the underarms. It is shown here in Swans Island Worsted,100% organic merino wool. It is amazingly soft, making the sweater wearable with nothing underneath.

The body and sleeves are worked in-the-round from the bottom-up and joined at the underarm. Then the raglan yoke and collar are worked.


23 stitches/32 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Diamond Pattern.
22 stitches/32 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in Twin Rib (slightly stretched).
Check gauge before starting.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS-S (M, L, 1-2X, 3-4X, 5X) (shown in M)
  • Chest: 31.25 (37.5, 43.75. 50, 56.25, 62.5) inches/ 79 (95, 111, 127, 143, 159)cm
  • Length: 26.5 (27.5, 28.25, 27.75, 29.25, 29.5) inches/ 67 (70, 72, 70, 74, 75)cm
  • Sleeve length (to underarm): 16.5 (17, 17.5, 18, 18.5, 18.5) inches/ 42 (43, 44, 46, 47, 47)cm


  • Swans Island Worsted Weight (100% organic merino wool; 250 yds/100gm): 6 (7, 9, 10, 11, 14) skeins or approx 1400 (1730, 2040, 2310, 2725, 3260) yds/ 1280 (1580, 1865, 2110, 2490, 2980cm). Shown in Marine
  • U.S. size 7/ 5.0mm double-pointed and circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) in 16 inch/ 40cm and 32 inch/ 80cm (or preferred lengths)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Swans Island Worsted

About Designer

About Designer

Lori Versaci on craftsy.com

Published in knitty and Twist Collective, Lori Versaci is the designer behind VERSACIKNITS. Interested in the use and mixture of texture, shape and finishing details, she has introduced classic garments with a fashion twist since 2009. Lori works from studios in New Jersey and Maine, where she also enjoys yoga, sailing, her four children, three dogs and husband (not necessarily in that order). ...

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