A new fluffy sweater knitting pattern, the Esme sweater, is now available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Read all about the inspiration behind the design, the yarn and the beginner-friendly construction of the knit sweater pattern below.
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This is the loose, fluffy sweater of your dreams. This v-neck sweater pattern was inspired by my mom, our love for yarn crafts, and her need for a fluffy sweater. It is so special to give our loved ones exactly what they want. We make it with our hands and weave our love into every stitch. Available in sizes XS-5XL, this is the perfect comfy, beautiful sweater for anyone.
3 strands of lace weight yarn are held together to form a fluffy airy yarn with a marbled color. If you prefer a uniform color, you can easily work with 3 strands of the same colorway.
Hobbii Diablo is a mohair blend which creates this fluffy cozy fabric.
Although the yarn is qualified as lace weight, holding 3 strands together and knit loosely, it could be substituted with a worsted weight yarn.
Beginner Friendly Construction
The Esme fluffly sweater has a very simple and classic construction. The sweater is worked in panels sewed together. The back and front panels are worked from the bottom up as simple rectangles.
The front panel has an easy V-neck that is made simply by dividing your stitches and working one side at a time.
The sleeves are worked from the shoulder down, finishing with a tight cuff on smaller needles.
Downloadable PDF Esme Sweater Knitting Pattern
Why I Recommend You Purchase the PDF Pattern
If you’ve never used PDF patterns before, you are missing out on so much convenience!
- You don’t need to take screenshots of the pattern
- You don’t need to have your computer, phone or tablet around to work on your project.
- You don’t need to panic if your husband accidentally closed the page
- You can take notes, highlight your size and write down where you are.
- When your best friend begs you to make her the same sweater, you have the pattern ready.
- It’s a great way to support the blog so I can continue to bring you knitting tutorials.
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What you’ll Need for the Esme Fluffy Sweater Knitting Pattern
- 4 mm / US 6 knitting needles
- 6.5 mm / US 10.5 knitting needles
- Hobbii Diablo (Lace weight 1, 40% acrylic, 30% mohair, 30% polyamide, 225m/246yd, 25g/0.85oz) held triple:
- Powder Rose (14): 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins
- Champagne (13): 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins
- Red Clay (47): 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends
- 1 stitch marker
Knit 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 2XL size.
The sweater is designed with a loose oversized fit, 10 – 15 cm / 4 – 6” ease at the bust.
Final garment measurements are:
- XS: 86 cm / 34” bust, 32 cm / 12.5 upper arm circumference.
- S: 95 cm / 37.5” bust, 34 cm / 13” upper arm circumference.
- M: 105 cm / 41” bust, 37 cm / 14.5” upper arm circumference.
- L: 117 cm / 46” bust, 40 cm / 16” upper arm circumference.
- XL: 126 cm / 49.5” bust, 45 cm / 17.5” upper arm circumference.
- 2 XL: 138 cm / 54.5” bust, 51 cm / 20” upper arm circumference.
- 3XL: 148 cm / 58” bust, 54 cm / 21” upper arm circumference.
- 4XL: 157 cm / 62” bust, 57 cm / 22.5” upper arm circumference.
- 5XL: 169 cm / 66.5” bust, 60 cm / 23.5” upper arm circumference.
The total sweater length is 70 cm / 27.5”. You can adjust this length by adding/removing rows before splitting for the V-neck (refer to notes in italic).
The gauge for this pattern, in stockinette stitch with 6.5 mm / US 10.5 needles, is 13 st by 19 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
Stitches and Techniques
The Esme sweater knitting pattern doesn’t use any special stitches and techniques. Only the following basic stitches are used:
- k = knit
- k2tog = knit 2 stitches together, single right-leaning decrease
- p = purl
- p2tog = purl 2 stitches together, single decrease
- st = stitch
- sl1k = slip 1 stitch knitwise
- sl1p = slip 1 stitch purlwise
- Stockinette stitch: knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side. To facilitate sewing, I like to slip the first stitch of every row (knitwise on knit rows, purlwise on purl rows).