"Put a Bow on It" Sweater by Lauren Riker

"Put a Bow on It" Sweater

Machine Knitting
April 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using T5.5
940 - 1270 yards (860 - 1161 m)
10 sizes to fit a 32-50" Bust
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Written for a mid-gauge knitting machine (I used my LK150). For the dress version of this design go here. For the hand knitting version of this design go here. To see all of my machine knitting patterns go here!

940 (990, 1040, 1090, 1140, 1190) (1240, 1290, 1340, 1390) yards / 860 (905, 950, 995, 1040, 1090) (1135, 1180, 1225, 1270) 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.

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 and feel fabulous in this eye catching design. Knit with your favorite worsted weight yarn, you can make this sweater fuzzy and cozy, sporty and sweet, with contrasting or matching bows, or whatever combo you can dream up!

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 is designed to cover your bra closure, with custom calculations and markers placed as you go to make creating the keyholes a breeze.

The 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.

This pattern is designed for the beginner machine knitter, and is filled with up close photos and explanations of all techniques used. I’ve also got a video series walking you through the neckline and shoulder shaping, keyhole back, neckband, and sleeves here. A video is also included for exactly how I make the keyhole back and attach the bows here, so you’ll have me along side you at every step.


♥ 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