As You Like It Sweater by Sally-Jane Cameron

As You Like It Sweater

April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1150 - 2800 yards (1052 - 2560 m)
S to 5XL Finished bust circumference 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”/ 76.5 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 107, 117, 127, 137.5, 148) cm
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As the name suggests this is a sweater you get to make entirely As You Like It. I don’t have a big yarn budget so I used 2 ombre stacks that I was given as a gift to make this design. You can make this sweater out of anything you like that fits your budget and style.

Some ideas:

  • Use a single colour, either solid or speckled to really show off the triangles on the side and sleeves
  • Use leftovers to make an ombre of your own in one or more colours
  • Make bright bold contrasting stripes in as many different colours as you like. A rainbow sweater would look amazing!
  • You can buy 2 ombre speckled, fade sets of yarn and alternate them in stripes rather than fade them together.
  • You can of course order 2 ombre yarn stacks like I use in my sweater from Colour Spun Yarn (colour choices can be seen in the cotton ombre stacks on her website, soon to be updated to include merino), pre-order via email

Make your sweater to suit your budget and stash and show it off proudly whether hand dyed or commercial I would love to see what you make. #AsYouLikeItSweater on Instagram

This is a top down raglan sweater knitted in the round. I have included instructions for you to work out how many rounds to do of each colour. The pattern includes sizes 30 – 62” (S – 5XL)

Picking a size: When choosing a size decide firstly how fitted you would like your final sweater to be. If you like a tighter fitting finished garment, pick a size the same or up to 2”/5cm smaller than your actual bust measurement. This is called negative ease.
However, if you prefer your sweaters to be a bit looser then pick a finished size up to 2”/5cm bigger than your actual measurement. This is called positive ease. The size shown in the pictures is the 38” and I am a 36” bust measurement.

The length of the sweater and the sleeve length is totally customisable. Make something that you are going to love wearing.

Finished bust circumference 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”/ 76.5 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 107, 117, 127, 137.5, 148) cm

This is the finished garment size, not your bust measurement, see the notes for how to pick your size. Can be worn with up to 2”/5cm of negative or positive ease.

100% Superwash Merino fingering/sock weight yarn
Sample knitted in: ColourSpun; 100% Superwash Merino, Single Spun Sock 50g: 163m / 178yds
Gradient tower 425-430 (Green) and Gradient tower 325-330 (Grey)

Yardage: 1052 (1190, 1280, 1372, 1463, 1554, 1737, 1920, 2103, 2286, 2560) meters /1150 (1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1900, 2100, 2300, 2500, 2800) yards