Suzie Sparkles' Designs

Tilly Sweater

I knew when I first knit the gorgeous intricate pattern on Tilly Lace Hat and Tilly lace Socks that this stitch pattern was going to look incredible on a sweater. As the pattern is in such definite repeats I decided to make this a top-down pattern so that everybody knitting it could be sure to finish for the hem ribbing after a full pattern repeat. So here she is, Tilly Sweater.

Click Buy Now to buy this pattern through Ravelry – you do not have to be a member of Ravelry to buy this pattern from them. The pattern is on sale now for just £2.75 (plus VAT for customers in the EU) and includes instructions to knit the sweater in 8 sizes from 30″ chest to 44″ chest and with 3 different sleeve options – short, 3/4 and long (pictured).

I’d forgotten how much I love knitting in the round top-down and I’m definitely going to design a few more patterns in this style. Raglan sleeves are so flattering and it’s such a joy to bind off that second sleeve and have no seaming to do.

The neckline is folded over to give a neat neckline edge and a bit of extra warmth, however, if this is too bulky for the look you want then simply halve the length of the ribbing at the neckline and have it single layer. I’ve also added in some subtle waist shaping.

I’m in the midst of designing a dress incorporating this stitch pattern and I’m hoping to be able to publish that very soon. I do love a cosy knitted dress!


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