Prairie Window Sweater by Tommy Schafer

Prairie Window Sweater

May 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1015 - 1800 yards (928 - 1646 m)
A-M (36”-68” Finished Bust)
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The Prairie Window sweater is inspired by prairie style art glass windows, specifically the window work from the, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, Dana-Thomas Home, near my hometown in Springfield, IL. The motif conjures the movement of sumac branches and the stillness of snow. This design boasts stranded color work, top-down sweater construction with a dropped underarm, folded collar, and angular sleeves. It’s fuzzy, warm, but breathable Lopi fabric will wear well through both equinoxes and winter.

Please share your progress pictures and finished sweaters with the hashtag #PrairieWindowSweater

Designed by Tommy Schafer (They/Them) (@edible_chrome on instagram)

Questions or issues with the pattern can be directed to @tschafer47 on Ravelry or

Sizes: A,B,C(D,E,F,G,H)I,J,K,L,M

Yoke Depth, 14” (Shorten following Customization - Shorter Yoke Depth)
Neck Circumference:
20.0,20.0,22.0(22.0,24.0,24,24.0,24.0)24.0,24.0,26.0,26.0,26.0 inches
36.0,38.0,40.0(42.0,44.0,47,50.0,53.0)56.0,59.0,62.0,65.0,68.0 inches (meant to be worn between 0 and 4” of ease, when in doubt I would say go slightly larger on your size so there’s room to layer as well)
Body Length:
14 inches
Sleeve Inseam
14 inches
easily adjustable by knitting more or fewer rounds.

Yardage (Standard Sizing, may require more yardage for customization):
Total: 1013,1096,1128(1204,1232,1313,1393,1474)1511,1591,1683,1766,1801 yds
MC (body/sleeves): 724,783,806(860,880,938,995,1053)1079,1137,1202,1262,1286 yds
CC (Collar, yoke): 290,313,322(344,352,375,398,421)432,455,481,505,514 yds

Includes additional untested instructions for customizing Yoke Depth, Standard sizing includes a 14” yoke with dropped underarms

Pattern has been tested on all yarns included in listing (I will add more as more projects come in)

Skills Used (Pattern includes links to resources)

  • Provisional Cast-on
  • Picking up Stitches
  • Stranded Color Work
  • Backwards Loop Cast-On
  • Color work Charts

A huge thanks to my testers! This pattern wouldn’t have been possible without you <3