Textured Sweater Pattern Preview and Giveaway

Hello, dear friends! I have some news for you! I am happy to announce that my pattern for the textured sweater is almost ready to be published! There are still some things to work through, but I can already give you a sneak peek. I’ll provide all the pattern details this Sunday, on the day of the official publication. For now, let me give you a general overview.

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I always had a soft spot for texture and had some ideas how to play with it in a sweater for quiet some time now. I wanted a sweater that is covered in texture, but not overloaded with it. Something that is simple, but yet engaging to knit. After dozens of swatches, sleepless nights and 50 pages of notebook filled with sketching, I finally narrowed down my choice to two textured stitches – one for the body and the other one for the “frame” (neckline, hem and sleeve cuffs).

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I also wanted to create a pattern that can be knit in different styles and with different yarn. So, I just had to give it a try myself and knitted two samples. The first beige sample is knit in 100% wool with 0-1″ of ease. It is very fitting and the light beautifully plays with texture “bumps”.

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The second one is knit in 100% cotton yarn with 5-6″ of ease for the relaxed slightly oversize drop shoulder look.

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The cotton emphasizes the texture and it turns the project into great spring/summer pullover.

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I love how the look of the sweater changes with different colors. In my mind I see it in white, cream, pink, blue, etc. I would be thrilled to see it knit by you in all kinds of shades!

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The sweater is knit in one piece, without a single seam. The pattern is written for worsted/aran weight yarn for the extra cozy look. The pattern is graded for 6 sizes, the size range – 32″ – 55″ (81.5 – 139 cm) bust measurement. The modeled photos are coming on Sunday.

Today I am giving away 3 free copies of the pattern! The winners will get the copy of the pattern this Sunday. To enter the giveaway leave a comment on this post with your Ravelry ID or if you want to gift this pattern to your friend, leave the Ravelry ID of your friend. The giveaway is open until Sunday, 28th of February. Find me on Ravelry to keep up with the updates!

Thank you so much for your support!

I am joining Yarn Along to get inspired by other crafters.

P.S. I am also very excited about this Friday. My favorite series World Crafters are finally back. I will share with you the interview with the amazing knitwear fashion designer who has been a huge inspiration for me for a very long time! 


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56 Comments

  1. Love the second version so much! I’m all for the flowiness of clothes these days being postpartum & finding zero time to exercise it off. Thank you for the chance to win! I am always drawn to texture in knits. I especially love the look of bobbles but they all too often seem to end up resembling something a little too risque for the front of a sweater. 😉

    Rav ID: Roobee

  2. That sweater is gorgeous! I would love to win the pattern! Here I am on ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/people/stargust I’m sorry to say I don’t keep track of anything on there 🙂

  3. I do hope I win a copy because I certainly want to knit that. I love that it has larger sizes – that is just perfect! And the fact that it’s all one piece seals the deal. My Rav ID is Knit1Spin2. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Nancy Fischer

    I love this sweater!! The texture is beautiful. Knitswithdoxies

  5. Congratulations on your pattern release Alina! It’s beautiful, I’ll check it out on Ravelry. Jeannine

  6. Oh my! This is such a gorgeous pattern! I love it, and would love to win a copy of it! My Ravelry username is amber1726. Thank you!

  7. Another beauty….I adore the subtlety of the texture, too. I like the idea of the choice between the looser and fitted versions; very versatile pattern, indeed. Must go queue this one—oh, the queue/favorites in rav is getting out of hand, but I’m moving this one to the top!!!

    woolythyme1 on rav

  8. LOVE your new sweater pattern!!

  9. Another beautiful pattern that I have to have.

  10. What a pretty design! I love the texture. I will be checking back on Sunday for the pattern 🙂
    (my rav name is purples)

  11. So happy to have found your blog through the Yarn Along! The sweater is just lovely! It has the perfect amount of texture- classic and elegant. Looking forward to the release!

    wonderingbread15 on Rav;)

  12. I am not usually drawn to pullovers but this is just lovely! The different types of yarn and color really make the pattern appear in different ways, it’s really beautiful!
    Rav ID is sarahdempsen

  13. Lovely giveaway, thank you! My ravelry name is Carolinemcd.

  14. What a cool pattern! Rav ID is slawson

  15. Beautiful sweater pattern! I love that it is knit in one piece and that texture….just fantastic! Gorgeous design!
    RavID: harknessangels

  16. A beautiful new pattern Alina. I love that stitch. I have used something similar before in a shawl pattern. Best of luck with your new release!

  17. You busy girl! Another pattern? Congratulations! 🙂
    I’m so proud of you! Your sweater is lovely! Simple but definitely not boring with the little texture details! And looks so different in different colors! Just great!
    zetta203 on rav

  18. This is beautiful and sounds like a really fun knit! Ravelry ID adrie9 🙂

  19. I have been looking for a pattern just like this! It’s perfect and so versatile! Thanks for the offer!!! Rav ID jennyann1126

  20. beautiful and simple

  21. Wow! The sweater is gorgeous! I’m loving the texture. Thank you for offering the pattern for free – it’s crazy generous of you. My Ravelry ID is rjost 🙂

  22. Lovely texture, beautiful pattern. Thank you for giveaway.
    RavId: katarinka

  23. Sure I’m going to participate, because #2016yearofthesweater !! And your pattern is beautiful. I like both styles, so I’m happy about this give away 🙂
    And my rav ID is auptitcoin, like my IG account 😉 thanks again !

  24. Just lovely! The texture is gorgeous, and the silhouette is classic and cozy.

  25. This pattern is beautiful! I’m about to cast on my first sweater, but when I’m a bit more confident about my skills it would be lovely to knit this! I really love the Cotton version too! Perfect for chilly summer nights! My Rav ID is “LoareKnits” (I think, I’m quite new to all this wonderful Ravelry world!)

  26. What a beautifully simple sweater! And no seams–I’m loving that! Would love to knit a few of these myself.

    Rav ID: Ckarmom

  27. Would love to knit this sweater. Ravelry name is BurrB

  28. I love the texture! That would be adorable in a baby sweater. Kudos!

  29. Your pattern is exquisite ! I ‘m really sensible to te finishof the sweater. A must have for everybody ! Ravelry id : viviknit

  30. This is gorgeous. Just a fabulous transitional piece. I’m Jesinger on Rav.

  31. I absolutely love it!!! Both versions of it!!!

    Rav ID: Dnali

  32. What a lovely sweater. I love the stitch pattern…so delicate.
    Rav. id: woolercoaster

  33. What a gorgeous sweater pattern. I especially like that it is knit in one piece. I too can see it in several different colors although your samples are perfect.
    Rav. Id. CathiesCraftworks

  34. You are such a talented fiber arts artist! The sweaters are lovely. The stitch pattern for the neck and cuffs is so pretty as is the main pattern stitch. I’m theknittednest on Revelry. Pat

  35. I’m so impressed with your work as usual, Alina. My Ravelry name is alexishamann (although I want to make your reindeer cardigan first… I could definitely put this lovely sweater on my queue for when I’m not hugely pregnant)

  36. oh my gosh! what a pretty pattern! you are amazing. I just think its lovely. my ravelry name is Jeanettebr 🙂

  37. Hello, Alina. I have found your blog thru RV testing thread a few weeks before when you started looking for testers for this amazing sweater 🙂 And I was sooo disapointed when hadn’t found proper yarn in my stash to get gauge and join the test… because this sweater is all I love in knitting – seamless, versatile, simple but with the spice of texture, I imagine white fitted for work and navy blue flatering for picknics with family 🙂 And now the giveaway! :)) I will try my lucky star in this one 😉

  38. When I first saw this I thought it was pretty plain, but now that I take a second look and see your close ups I really am in love. It’s just a stunning pattern, yet so simple. I can’t wait to see modeled photos when it comes out. Good luck to the finish line!
    Rav id: Lisa-24-7

  39. This sweater is stunning. I would love to make it. My Ravelry ID is Carolinacajun.

  40. Lovely sweater! The texture and yarn choices are lovely! Congrats on your new pattern,
    Janet (Rav: potatolicious)

  41. I love this sweater, thank you so much for the chance to win your pattern.
    Ravelry ID: anlymeke

  42. Helen in Tasmania

    Looks lovely. Rav ID MrsHMH

  43. congrats on the new sweater pattern, looks so pretty and I do adore the touch of texture!

  44. What a lovely sweater! I am a texture girl myself, so this appeals to me a lot. My Ravelry ID is: Arabianknits

    Thank you for offering a free copy of your pattern!

  45. Oh it’s really good! I’m Wailliewaillie on Ravelry x

  46. Congratulations. What a lovely design. I love the colour choices of your samples too. No seams sounds like a dream to knit.
    (Rav id: Karismaknits)

  47. Oh I love this design so much! I’d have to give it some subtle stripes I think – I have some navy and grey yarn in my stash that it would look great with 🙂
    Ravelry name is eliseandlife (where would we crafters be without that awesome website?!)

  48. Lovely sweaters and interesting texture! My rav id is creativemind.

  49. Congratulations on a truly beautiful and wearable design. This is one of those sweaters that could easily become someone’s favorite piece in their wardrobe!

  50. That’s a beautiful design! I wish you the best of luck with its publication!

  51. A summer pullover is just what I am looking forward to making — I’m thinking a pretty pale peony pink or a coral would be lovely in this pattern.
    Rav ID: HRHTeia

  52. Patti Stanczyc

    Love the look of this sweater, sometimes cotton sweaters are not appealing to me because they stretch so easily. I wonder how easily/well this would translate to a light worsted wool.

    knittingnmaine is my rav id

  53. The ideal casual comfy sweater, I love it. Thanks!

    sugareater on ravelry

  54. This is a beautiful pattern! I’ve not tried knitting a sweater without seams – I’m not sure if that’s been my problem (one sleeve longer that the other) all along. :o) Hope I’m a lucky one this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

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