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Easy Does It
Top Down Sweater

  • Easy to knit Top Down Sweater.

  • 10 sizes up to 61” (157cm) finished bust. 

  • YouTube Videos for techniques help. 

  • No back neck shaping to deal with. 

  • Focus on preventing underarm gaps. 

  • Faux side seams and sleeve seams. 

  • Nice stretchy cast off/bind off.

Purchase the pattern through Ravelry

Price £5.00

Chunky weight, ladies seamless sweater, that's knitted from the top down. With sizes up to a 61" (157cm) finished bust measurement.

Purchase the pattern through Etsy

This pattern has been designed as an “Introduction garment” for knitting a Top Down sweater and is both ideal for newer knitters that want to knit their first top down adult sized garment, or as a quick knit, for a more experienced knitter. The sweater is knitted in the round, starting from the top down in 4 sections. 


1: Casting on at the neck, joining in the round, working the rib.

2: Knit the yoke and divide for the for the body and the sleeves. 

3: Knit the main body and stretchy cast off/bind off.

4: Pick up sleeve stitches and prevent underarm holes and knit sleeves.


XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL/L, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

To fit bust size from 35"-36" (89-91cm) up to 55"-56" (140-142cm).


**Finished Bust Sizes**

41", 43", 45", 48", 50", 52", 54", 57", 59", 61".

!04, 108, 114, 121, 127, 132, 137, 144, 151, 157cm.

Full size measurements and a schematic diagram are published in the pattern.



14 stitches x 20 rows (Stocking Stitch) on 6mm needles.


**Suggested Yarn**

James, C, Brett, Marble Chunky.

3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6 x 200gram balls.  Neutral shade used: MC80.  Pink shade used:MC108. 


**Suggested needles**

Circular needles 5mm and 6mm. 40, 80, or 100cm length, ( 16", 32", or 40"). 


I have beginner friendly YouTube Videos that include all the knitting techniques you need to knit your sweater and you can find them either here on my website, or directly on on my YouTube Channel:


I personally adore knitting Top Down Sweaters and at the end there are just a few ends to sew in and you’re finished!  However it is fairly common with Top Down sweater knitting, to get 2 little holes in the corners of the armhole (when picking up stitches around the sleeve). So in this pattern I do cover this in depth and explain how to work the first 2 rounds of the sleeves and prevent holes from developing, plus have a YouTube video to help you.


This pattern has been written with some basic abbreviations, plus some of the instructions are written in full grammar. This is to help newer knitters, that may find a lot of abbreviated instructions a little daunting.


There is one design in the pattern and you will receive 2 versions of the same pattern, plus a separate  list of tutorial video links. 


* The first version with tips and photo hyperlinks to tutorial videos, as you progress through the pattern (ideal to save on your laptop, tablet, or phone). 


* The other pattern is laid out in a more classic format and a more slightly more printer friendly option.(Good to print off and keep in your project bag).


* Then the separate list of links to the relevant tutorial videos, (handy to save on a mobile device and have to hand).

Please note; this purchase is for a digital download pattern that will be sent to you as a PDF to your email address. It is not for the finished garment.


Returns: Due to the nature of PDF downloads I not offer refunds on digital purchases.

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The pattern (including photos and images) are copyrighted and for personal use.

You may not copy, re-distribute or sell electronic or paper copies of it.


© Wendy Poole 2023

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