Daphne Easy Lace Sweater Knitting Pattern

A new easy lace sweater knitting pattern, the Daphne sweater, is now available in my Etsy & Ravelry shops. Read all about the inspiration, the soft yarn and easy lace below.

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Were you hoping to spend forever and a day creating delicate lace? I didn’t think so. This one is for all those that love the look of those intricate lace details, but don’t want to spend the rest of their life on that one piece.

The Daphne Sweater features a simple, 2 row repeat lace. It allows for a quick, easy to learn (and to replicate) lace texture that is sure to look gorgeous on ANYONE.

An Introduction to Lace Knitting

Lace knitting can be insanely intricate and give you the worst headaches, trust me, I know! Often lace patterns are worked with thin yarn which makes it even harder.

However, this is NOT the case with this easy women’s sweater knitting pattern!

This knitting pattern may look a bit daunting, but do NOT let it scare you! It is so much easier than it looks. There is very little shaping which allows you to really focus on the stitch pattern.

The lace pattern is formed by a simple 2 row repeat of combination of yarn overs (yo), knit 2 stitches together (k2tog) and slip-slip-knit (ssk) decreases.

The Yarn

The Daphne sweater knitting pattern is designed with Hobbii Divina yarn. It’s a gorgeous alpaca blend yarn. The fine fibers are held together by an ultra thin net made from durable polyamide. 

The fine-meshed tube of polyamide is the foundation of the yarn. The tube is either black or white, depending on the color of the fibers. With the help of a special spinning technique, the mix of cotton and wool are blown into the tube and creates a lovely full volume. The construction creates a beautiful play of colors when the natural color of the tube shows delicately through and creates Divina’s beautiful, slightly mottled look.

Downloadable PDF Daphne Sweater Knitting Pattern

Grab the printable PDF of the Daphne sweater knitting pattern is now on Ravelry:

More Languages!

As part of the Hobbii Plus platform, the Daphne Sweater knitting pattern is available in German here.

What you’ll Need to Knit the Daphne Easy Lace Sweater Pattern

  • 5 mm / US 8 knitting needles
  • Hobbii Divina (Worsted weight 4, 65% alpaca 25% polyamide, 10% wool, 150m/164yd, 50g/1.75oz): 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins in color Light Petrol (27)
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.

Sweater Sizes

The sweater knitting pattern is available in 9 sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL. Sizes are noted throughout the pattern in the following way: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL).

The pictures illustrate the L size.

The sweater is designed with a normal fit, 4 – 8 cm / 1.5 – 3” ease at the bust.

Final garment measurements are:

  • XS: 74 cm / 29” bust, 34 cm / 13.5” upper arm circumference, 62 cm / 24.5” length.
  • S: 84 cm / 33” bust, 36 cm / 14” upper arm circumference, 63 cm / 24.75” length.
  • M: 94 cm / 37” bust, 37 cm / 14.5” upper arm circumference, 63 cm / 24.75” length.
  • L: 104 cm / 41” bust, 39 cm / 15.5” upper arm circumference, 65 cm / 25” length.
  • XL: 114 cm / 45” bust, 43 cm / 17” upper arm circumference, 67 cm / 26.25” length.
  • 2 XL: 134 cm / 52.5” bust, 48 cm / 19” upper arm circumference, 69 cm / 27” length.
  • 3XL: 144 cm / 56.5” bust, 52 cm / 20.5” upper arm circumference 71 cm / 28” length.
  • 4XL: 154 cm / 60.5” bust, 56 cm / 22” upper arm circumference 73 cm / 28.5” length.
  • 5XL: 164 cm / 64.5” bust, 58 cm / 23” upper arm circumference 74 cm / 29” length.

You can adjust this length by following the notes given in italic.


The gauge for this pattern, in lace pattern, is 16 st by 25 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

Special Techniques

  • Picking up stitches: You will need to pick up stitches around the neckline to form the collar. If you’re not familiar with this technique, this tutorial is very helpful.
  • I recommend using the sloped bind-off technique for the collar shaping. If you’re not familiar with this technique, this tutorial is very helpful.

Special Stitches and Repeated Patterns

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