Woman smiling at the camera, wearing a handknit sweater in 2 shades of gray.

Last year I was encouraged by a fellow knitter to design with an affordable material, and I embraced the challenge. I know knitting is an expensive hobby and I also know how lots of people look down on other knitters who use materials considered less worthy of their time. 
I teach knitting at a community house where we mostly work with very affordable acrylic and we make the most amazing projects, and we’d never even consider that one material is better or worthier than the other. 
So for this project I chose a yarn that is considered affordable and easy to get and substitute. Any material can achieve magical results. 
You can use whatever like for your project! From the most luxurious cashmere to reclaimed wool from older sweaters. The important thing is always how much love you pour on your hand-made projects.

 

Worthy is worked seamlessly from the top-down with raglan sleeves. The background is a simple textured pattern, but the front and back are adorned with gorgeous lace and bobble panels. Since it’s worked in worsted weight yarn, it’s a really quick project.

SIZES 
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Shown in size M on a 36” bust. 
Recommended ease: 2-4” (5-10 cm) of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Bust circumference: 31½ (35¼, 39¾, 43½, 47, 50¾, 55¼, 60, 63½)” 79 (88, 99.5, 108.5, 118, 127, 138, 150, 159) cm. 
Yoke depth: 6½ (7½, 8½, 9½, 10¾, 11¾, 12½, 13¾, 14½)“ 16 (19, 21.5, 24, 27, 29.5, 31, 34.5, 36) cm. 
Upper sleeve circumference: 12½ (13½, 14½, 15¾, 16¼, 17½, 18½, 19¾, 20¾)” 31.5 (34, 36, 39.5, 40.5, 44, 46, 50, 52) cm. 
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 17¼“ 43 cm. 
Length from underarm to hem: 13½” 34 cm.

MATERIALS 
Yarn: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls of Wool Ease by Lion Brand (80% Acrylic / 20% Wool; 197 yards 180m / 100g) or other worsted weight yarn in 2 colors. 
Color 1: (Shown in Gray Heather) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) balls or 453 (532, 591, 650, 728, 788, 847, 926, 985) yards 414 (486, 540, 594, 666, 720, 774, 846, 900) m. 
Color 2: (Shown in Oxford Gray) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls or 295 (334, 394, 492, 532, 591, 650, 729, 788) yards 270 (306, 360, 450, 486, 540, 594, 666, 720) m 
Needles: US 8 5 mm, US 7 4.5 mm and US 6 4 mm circular needles, about 32” long. 
Other: Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.

GAUGE 
17.5 sts and 24 rows = 4” 10 cm on US 8 5 mm needles in Textured st. Main lace panel of 23 sts: 5¼“ 13 cm wide. 
Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your sweater.

Worthy

$6.50Price
  • Prices are in US Dollars. This pattern is available only in English as a digital download. You will automatically receive a pdf file.

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    I apologize for this. Warmly, Joji

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