"Peek a Bow" Sweater by Lauren Riker

"Peek a Bow" Sweater

April 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using larger needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
880 - 1330 yards (805 - 1216 m)
10 sizes to fit a 32-50" Bust
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880 (930, 980, 1030, 1080, 1130) (1180, 1230, 1280, 1330) yards / 805 (850, 895, 940, 990, 1035) (1080, 1125, 1170, 1215) meters of Worsted Weight Yarn to fit a 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42) (44, 46, 48, 50) in Bust. These estimates are for the Long Sleeved Sweater with 3 bows. The Elbow Length Sweater uses approximately 85% of the totals given, and each bow uses 24 yards/22 m.

Show the world just how fun and adorable you are in this super cute bow back sweater! Featuring darling puff sleeves and a peek of your back side with a pop of bows, you are sure to turn heads in this eye catching design. Knit with the super soft and luxurious Knit Picks High Desert Worsted, this sweater is such a treat to knit and wear!

This sweater is designed to be totally customizable to suit your unique preferences and make it your own. The sleeves can be made either long or elbow length, and the sweater length is knitted custom to you. There are also 3 backside options - 3 bows/3 keyholes, 1 bow/1 keyhole, or no keyhole. The middle bow of the 3 bow version is designed to cover your bra closure, and the keyhole joins are made custom to ensure that it does!

The sweater and sleeves are both knitted in the round from the bottom up, then seamed together. This sleeve is magical in that it is super easy to seam on! I designed it so that it fits perfectly into the shoulder and you can just seam it on without any special placement, and I even have a video showing you how I do it.

A full page photo tutorial is included for how to knit the short row shoulders, do a 3-needle bind off, as well as links to tutorials for all other techniques used. A video is also included for exactly how I make the keyhole back and attach the bows.


♥ I sincerely care about my customers and am happy to answer any questions you have and to help you through my patterns! I want you to love your finished project and enjoy it in the process! If there is anything I can do, please send me an e-mail at girlyknits@gmail.com