Not So Little Nugget Sweater by Knitting Expat Designs

Not So Little Nugget Sweater

May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1378 - 3040 yards (1260 - 2780 m)
Available in 10 sizes ranging from a finished chest circumference size of 33" - 60"
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This sweater is a simple basic Raglan pullover with instructions on how to do some simple calculations so you can do a colour blocked version (as shown in the sample) using as many or as few colours as you would like.

The pullover is the Adult version of my original LITTLE NUGGET sweater that I designed when I was pregnant with my first child, and the yarns I used for this adult version were very special to me as they were purchased while on a trip when my husband and I were at a very difficult place on our journey to become parents. I had always envisioned using this yarn for a rainbow sweater for myself and decided this would be the perfect design to go with the child version.

It is a top down construction and utilises some short row shaping at the neck so the back of the neckline sits a little higher than the front making it a more comfortable fit.

If you purchase both this pattern and the LITTLE NUGGET sweater together you will automatically get 25% off the total cost (this will apply to past purchases)

What you will need:

Yarn – 300-600gm of Fingering weight yarn (425m/465yrds per 100gm) - Sample shown knit out of a variety of yarns & bases:

  1. Neighborhood Fibre Co – Studio Sock (100% SW Merino) in Old Town

  2. Hedgehog Fibres – Sock Yarn (90% SW Merino 10% Nylon) in Rusty Nail

  3. Hedgehog Fibres – Sock Yarn (90% SW Merino 10% Nylon) in Pollen

  4. Neighborhood Fibre Co – Studio Sock (100% SW Merino) in Logan Circle

  5. Hazel Knits – Artisan Sock (90% SW Merino 10% Nylon) in Coveralls

  6. Hazel Knits – Artisan Sock (90% SW Merino 10% Nylon) in Spooky Hue

The sample pullover is modeled in the 42” size with 3-4” of positive ease.

Needles – 3.75mm (US5) and 3.25mm (US3) 16 inch (40cm) and 24 inch (60cm) circulars for body and longer cables (32 inch/80cm or longer) for magic loop on the sleeves or DPN’s in both needle sizes.

Gauge – 24 sts and 32 rounds in 4 inches / 10 cm, in stockinette after blocking on larger needles.


  • Stitch markers (8),
  • Beginning of Round Marker,
  • Side Seam marker,
  • Scrap yarn (or stitch holders),
  • Tapestry Needle,

Sizes – The pattern includes 10 adult sizes ranging from 33 inches up to 60 inches. The sweater is intended to be worn with about 0-6 inches of positive ease so pick a size based on your preference.

Please see the last two photos on the left to see the schematic and the size chart for the pattern.