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Rain. Textured Sweater Pattern

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.After several months of work, Rain pattern is finally here! When I published finished sweater details back in September, I received so many wonderful words from you that inspired me to sit down and put my knitting notes/scribbles into order. Thank you for all the encouragement!

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

For me every single project starts with the yarn and it is important to me to showcase the aesthetics and the vision of the yarn company I am working with. I love We Are Knitters for their relaxed, fun and modern approach to knitwear. When I got my hands on the gorgeous Pima cotton skeins in Denim shade (you can read the full yarn review here – We Are Knitters. Pima Cotton.), I saw a simple sweater with just a tiny bit of texture that you can throw on on a lazy Sunday morning and stay in it all day long.

Rain is just so easy to wear with its clean lines, subtle texture and beautiful drape, created by slightly loose fabric knit with deliciously soft Pima cotton.

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

Rain is a seamless top-down compound raglan with the lines following your natural shoulder curve.

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

Minimal neckline shaping that looks something between round neck or boat neckline and longer armholes for a relaxed fit. Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

The elongated slip stitch pattern both on the main body and the sleeves adds the graphic element to the sweater basic stockinette stitch fabric.

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

Minimal shaping in the body will get you into relaxing zen knitting rhythm and the slip stitch pattern will keep you interesting throughout the project – is so satisfying to watch how these “stitch drops” are growing on your needles…

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

I would love to say huge “Thank you” to my wonderful test knitters for helping me to make the patter better and easier to follow! Can’t wait to see all their versions!

@cloudsandyarn and @ahappymelody

General Pattern Information

Rain. Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern.

B O D Y  S I Z E S:

  • XS 29 – 30″ [73.5 – 76 cm]
  • S 33″ [83.8 cm]
  • M 36″ [91.5 cm]
  • L 40″ [101.5 cm]
  • XL 43″ [109 cm]
  • XXL 46″ [116 cm]
  • 3XL 49″  [124.5 cm]

F I N I S H E D   M E A S U R E M E N T S:

Chest/Bust at Underarm: 33½ (36¾, 40, 44, 47¼, 49½, 52¾)” [85 (93.5, 101.5, 112, 120, 125.5, 134) cm]

Upper Arm circumference: 11 1/4 (12, 12 3/4, 13 1/2, 14 3/4, 16 1/2, 18)” [28.5 (30.5, 32.5, 34.25, 37.5, 42, 45.75) cm]


20 sts x 27 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch after blocking.


4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins of We Are Knitters “Pima Cotton” (232 yds [212 m] in 3.5 oz [100 g]; 100% Peruvian pima cotton) in Denim.

Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.


  • US size 6 [4 mm] 31″ [80 cm] circular needle or size to obtain correct gauge.
  • Optional – US size 6 [4 mm] double-pointed needles (set of 4) for the sleeves. You can use US size 6 [4 mm] 31″ [80 cm] circular needle to work the sleeves using the magic loop method.
  • Spare circular needle.


  • Stitch markers of different colors
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Tapestry needle

List of techniques used:

  • Elongated slip stitches (written explanation, charts and instructions are provided)
  • I-cord bind off and neckline trim (the links to the tutorials provided)


Rain Sweater Pattern is available for $7.00


By | 2018-04-08T11:26:58+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Knitting, Pattern|12 Comments


  1. Violet November 29, 2017 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Your sweater is beautiful, Alina! I love it! I’m backed up with knitting projects at the moment, but I would like to try it sometime! I love the colour you choose!

    • Violet November 29, 2017 at 9:40 am - Reply

      I meant to say chose! Oops!

    • Alina November 29, 2017 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Violet!!! Yes, this color is just perfect for casual wear!

  2. karen December 2, 2017 at 7:06 am - Reply

    beautiful design! I love the diagonal front panel and sleeves.

  3. Carmela Biscuit December 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Beautiful sweater, the texture of falling rain drops is very pretty and delicate.

  4. Julie December 6, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    oooh, this is so stunning, I love the slipped stitch design – you’ve done it again, another spectacular sweater!!

  5. Cathy April 17, 2018 at 10:09 am - Reply

    This is a gorgeous sweater, exactly what I love. Is it possible to make the body of the sweater on one size but the arms a larger circumference? This would be my first to down sweater. I’ve only knit flat until this past year learning circular magic loop from YouTube. I’ve made fingerless gloves and mittens so far. Thanks:)

    • Alina April 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm - Reply

      Hello Cathy! Thank you for you kind words about this sweater! Yes, technically you will be able to knit the arms with the larger circumference – you might have to add extra increases in the sleeve area. If you send me the email with the info about what size you want to make and how much bigger you want the sleeves, I will help you with the adjustments!

  6. Nadia de Battista May 21, 2018 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Hi! I made 1 sweater in an army green size XL, cause I wanted it really slouchy, came really good! Now I cast on for a size M in mustard yellow, gorgeous colour, and I finished round 8. If my mind is not leaving me, the pattern states I should have 140 sts after round 7. Yoke is knitted and I’m starting to separate for sleeves. How come, all of a sudden I should have 320 sts?! When I come to put sleeve sts on a holder I only have 12 sts!!!! The previous sweater I made I had absolutely no trouble with it. I remember thinking this is a really easy and well written pattern. Can you help me please? I really think I’m going crazy here!! Heheheeee Thanks in advance!! XX

    • Nadia de Battista May 21, 2018 at 6:18 am - Reply

      OMG, I am soooooo sorry!! I really am losing my mind today! I jumped immediately to the separation instead of working rounds 9 to 63! Pfffffff, please excuse this crazy mind of ind of mine! Thanks anyways!! P.S. Really LOVE this sweater, am intending on making this in 3 or 4 different colours! XXXX

      • Alina May 24, 2018 at 11:07 am - Reply

        Glad you have found the answer!!! Please, don’t hesitate to contact me by email whenever you have a question!

  7. Agatha Gaa August 10, 2018 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Hi! I’ve never actually made a sweater so I’m wondering how good this is for beginners?
    Also do you have just the slip stitch pattern?? It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for to make a thick scarf for my uncle!!

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