Falling Leaves sweater


A classic DK sweater with vintage-inspired details


A vintage-inspired classic sweater, Falling Leaves has several interesting details: a square neckline, moss stitch yoke, and balloon sleeves.  DK yarn gives a delicate but modern feel, and the slight A-line shaping make this sweater easy to dress up or down.  The sample was knitted in a wool blend, but you can turn Falling Leaves into Spring Leaves by opting for a crisp cotton – or opt for a 100% wool for extra snuggle during the colder months.

Falling Leaves is available in 12 sizes – please see the specification drawing and measurement table for further details and to check your body measurements; this will give you a more holistic view than just the chest/bust circumference.  Fitting notes are included in the pattern, as is information about working the leafy lace pattern through shaping.  If you have never shaped your knitting, i.e., worked decreases/increases, whilst keeping the stitch texture consistent, you will find this guidance helpful!

Special Techniques

  • Lace increases and decreases (yarn over, ssk, k2tog, sl1-k2tog-psso)
  • Make 1 style increases
  • CDD (central double decrease) for the mitred corners of the neckband

The photographed sample was knitted in Luma, produced by The Fibre Company, whom I’m delighted to say have kindly produced kits for purchasers of the Falling Leaves sweater!  You can buy the kit and all available colours of Luma here.  The kit includes a project bag and all the yarn needed to make the sweater.

Substitution advice is given in the pattern notes, especially for those allergic to mohair, but you may also like to visit YarnSub for more immediate information: https://yarnsub.com/.


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