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Megan's Sweater


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Inspired by a sweater Megan Draper wears during Season 5 of Mad Men, this tunic pays homage to the subtle texture and simplicity of the 1960's while presenting a great canvas for Malabrigo's gorgeous, hand dyed yarns. Worked in one piece from the bottom up and seamed down the sides, this sweater works up in a snap; the stockinette portions can even be worked on a knitting machine, if you have one handy! The A-line shape is flattering to a wide variety of body types, and negative ease around the bust area ensures a sexy silhouette without sacrificing a bit of comfort. Want to turn it into a minidress? Tips on modifying are included in the pattern. Shown in size S, modeled with 4 inches of negative ease in bust BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on knit purl bind off basic increasing basic decreasing GAUGE 15 sts /23 rows = 4" in Stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X) To fit 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)" bust Bust: 26.5 (30, 33, 36.5, 42.5, 43.5)" Hips: 36.5 (42, 46, 51, 56, 61)" Wingspan: 47 (49.5, 51.25, 54, 57, 58.5)" Length: 26.5 (27, 27.5, 28, 28.5, 29)" from neck, 18.5" from underarm SUGGESTED YARN 1250 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Rios COLORWAY #16 Glazed Carrot and #52 Paris Night

Supplies Needed

  • Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash Merino; 210 yards per 100g skein); MC: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins #16 Glazed Carrot; CC: 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins #52 Paris Night
  • US 9/5.5mm 40" circular knitting needle
  • Yarn needle

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Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like Interweave Knits,, Knitscene Magazine, The Knitter, Your Knitting Life, and more! You can find me online at, or on social networking sites (like Twitter, Ravelry, and Etsy) as TheSexyKnitter.