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I'm Kendra Nitta of missknitta's studio and I design handknits and modern quilts. My designs are available through my Craftsy store, and have appeared in many other books, magazines, and other ...

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Vonnie Sweater

from missknittas studio
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Vonnie Sweater
Vonnie Sweater
Vonnie Sweater
Vonnie Sweater

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, provisional cast-on, short rows, knit in the round, increase, decrease, pick up stitches
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Provisional Cast-on
  • Short rows
  • Knit in the round
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

Vonnie is a curvy, sporty shell, designed with fuller figures in mind. It's perfect on its own or over a t-shirt, and refined enough to wear under a blazer out to dinner.

A seamless, quick knit, Vonnie is worked from the top down with lots of negative ease, and features short-row shaping at the shoulders and at the bust. The integrated facings make installing the zipper super easy, and knitting from the top means that you can try it on as you go to make sure it fits just the way you want it to.

This pattern was inspired by my friend Vonnie, who is fabulously chic! it appeared on the cover of Yarn Forward magazine, and has been updated and expanded.


22 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles; check your gauge before you begin.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished bust: 29.5[33.5, 37.25, 41, 45.5, 49, 53.25] inches
  • Finished length: 23[23.5, 23.75, 24, 24.25, 24.25, 24.75] inches
  • Note: Choose size to match high bust. If between sizes, choose the smaller size for best fit.


  • Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss DK: 6[7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10] balls
  • Needles: two US4 (3.5mm) 24-inch circular needles AND
  • two US3 (3.25mm) 24-inch circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Waste yarn or stitch holders
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
  • One matching 9-inch invisible zipper or size needed from top of collar to bottom of front opening
  • Sewing needle and thread in color to match zipper