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Purple Sweater

Size: (Extra Small/Small )Medium/Large.

(300) 400 g 3 ply Purple Sirri  yarn, C10,
Circular needle size 7 mm.
Stitch markers.

Gauge: 10 cm = 13 sts

Abbreviations: knit = K, purl = P, stitches = sts, continue = cont,  increase = INC, decrease = DEC,  beginning = BEG, knit 2 together through the back loops = k2tog tbl, knit 2 together = k2tog,  Double Pointed Needles = DPN, S1 K1 PSSO = SKP, slip = S, pass the slipped stitch over = PSSO.

IMPORTANT: You need to be familiar with the magic loop method to knit this sweater, alternatively, when the pattern states magic loop is needed, you can work in the round on DPNs.


Cast on (90) 120 sts on circular needle size 7 mm and join in the round to work circular.
Work 3 rounds of rib K1, P1.
Inc evenly to (94) 122 sts on the next row.
Using stitch markers split the work up by inserting a stitch marker at the beginning of the row, now work (47) 61 sts and insert another marker.
Cont in rib until you have (42) 45 cm.
Armhole: Cast off 6 sts under each arm (3 on each side of the stitch markers).
Now rest this piece.


Cast on (34) 38 sts on circular needle size 7 mm and join in the round – magic loop.
Work in rib K1 P1 until you have (45) 48 cm.
Cast off 6 sts under each arm.
Knit another sleeve in the same way.

Join for raglan

Now join the sleeves and body as follows:
Using circular needle size 7 mm  and working in rib knit a row on one sleeve, now take the resting body piece and work the sts from the front of the body, then work the second sleeve, and finish of working the back of the body.
You have now joined all the stitches on one needle and you are ready to continue working the raglan.
Place 4 stitch markers where the four parts are joined (i.e. one at the beg and end of each sleeve). Ensure to use a marker in a different colour to indicate where the row starts. (The beg of the row is behind the left sleeve).
The stitch markers are placed where you are supposed to decrease for raglan.

Dec for raglan on every third row as follows:
Work 3 sts on each side of the stitch marker (6 sts in total) as follows: k2tog, k2, SKP.

Cont raglan decreases until you have worked 22 cm.


Knit one round where you dec evenly to 64 sts.
Work rib k1 p1 for 10 rounds.
Cast off (K over K and P over P).
Fold the neck in half  to the inside and stitch edge to inside.
Sew in ends and sew the gaps under the arms together neatly.

Press the sweater under a wet towel using a hot iron.

6 comments to Purple Sweater

  1. Janie says:

    A brilliant pattern. Thank you so very much:)

  2. Vicki says:

    Excellent pattern. Just finished the sweater this morning and it looks amazing on.

  3. Hi says:

    Can you please tell me how big this sweater is when it is finished? I love the color purple and really want to make this sweater but I am not sure if it will fit me. Are the sizes that you call XS/S and M/L similar to sizes of store-bought clothes?