Monday, April 18, 2011

drop shoulder sweater

remember when I started this ?

...I just finished it :) oh, yeah.

It all started with my intention to reduce my stash.
As a matter of fact, I had this yarn for the past 2 years or so, and I've started and unravelled several things with it.
Sometimes you need to be in the right mood, you know.

Funny enough, this is a very simple pattern, and happens to be also a knockoff of the Stella McCartney drop shoulder sweater currently in stores for as little as 695 bucks.

left: - collage by moi

--> knock-it-off yourself :)

I used 7 balls (I looked up in their website, and now they sells this cotton in much bigger balls, I had the old version 2.5 oz / 70.9 g)  of worsted white cotton (I'm a size 2) knitted on a 5 1/2 mm needles 
(label says 4 1/2 mm, but I have a very tight "hand")

sugar'n cream Lily cotton 

It's a very easy pattern, suitable for beginners:

* front & back: cast on 109 stitches (or 29")
* work in 1:1 rib for 10 rows
* work on stockinette for : back 106 rows (or 21")
front 88 rows and then start decreasing for collar: 29 stitches in the middle and 7 decreases on each side of the collar every other row and last 4 rows without decreasing
* bind off and stitch together the shoulders (33 stitches), or
  like I did, do the three needles bind off
sleeves: cast on 41 stitches (or 10")
* work in 1:1 rib for 10 rows
* work on stockinette for 34 rows (or 8"), 
  increasing 5 times - 1 st on each side every 6 rows (51 stitches at
  the top of the sleeves or 13")
* bind off and sew 
* collar: cast on 96 stitches on a circular needle
* work in 1:1 rib for 8 rows 
* bind off and sew on your sweater

... I feel like I just saved 695$ :)

xox, d.


  1. That's gorgeous! I'm super jealous. I wish I could knit! I'm just stuck with horrendous crocheting skills. Hmmm. Oh well. Your sweater is gorgeous! It makes me want to learn how to knit!

  2. Geat job!!! What a great sweater... and it looks so much like the original... makes one glad they can knit!! Wear with pride!!

  3. Indeed you did just save 695 bucks!! It's awesome!! Thanks for linking it to Fibers on friday!

  4. Great job! I love it. I can't knit but my mother can hehe. I have to go make a call ;)
    Girlfriends Are Like Shoes

  5. Could you give me an idea of the gauge for this project? To help me adapt it to my yarn? Thanks!

    1. Sure Ally! 20 stitches on stockinette = 5" / 20 rows on stockinette = 3"
      Show me yours when it's done!!

    2. Can you tell me what length and size of circular needle was used? Also, if I didn't want to make this in cotton, would it still turn out ok?

  6. Thanks so much for your quick response! I hope I can make this...I really don't care about the drop shoulder aspect of it, but I don't know how that could be changed.


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