Helmut Inspired Sweater

This amazing fashionable sweater is knit in a combination of different lace and cable patterns and is perfect for transitioning into spring. The top-down construction is quickly knitted up, although you may have to pay some attention at first to the different stitches…

The sweater has narrow sleeves and the body skims, rather than clings, for ease of movement. The deep neckline and lace pattern make the sweater breathable so it doesn’t get too hot. Inspired by great fashion icons, you can look fabulous in this. The hem is rounded, so the front is shorter than the back in today’s high/low trend…Be sure to pick yarn with some drape to ensure your sweater is as comfortable and stylish as this one!


design notes
top down raglan
dipped back neck
rounded short-row hem
neckband is knit on later
deep raglan strip
Fake side seams
extra-long sleeves

sizes: XS (S, M, L, X, 2XL) 72/76 (80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116, 121/126)cm – 28/30 (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50) inch bust circumference.

finished measurements: (laid flat): 36 (41, 46, 51, 56, 61)cm – 14.25 (16.25, 18.25, 20.25, 22.25, 24.25) inches (slight negative ease around bust).

sample garment measurements: 36 (451, 46, 51, 56, 61)cm – 14.25 (16.25, 18.25, 20.25, 22.25, 24.25) inches Armpit to armpit (laid flat and closed): 46cm (18″).

Model is 1.82m (6′) tall and wearing a lengthened size M

Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed 7(8, 8, 9, 11, 12) skeins in Magnolia/ 1031 (1176, 1323, 1470, 1600) yards

Alternatives: Rowan Felted Tweed Aran, Pickles Merino Tweed, Rowan Summer Tweed, Rowan Purelife Revive, Queensland Collection Katmandu Aran, Rowan Natural Silk Aran, most dk/worsted yarns that would normally knit up at 20/22 st over 10cm/4″

16 st and 25 rows = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch

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3 thoughts on “Helmut Inspired Sweater

  1. Having trouble!
    On row 1 of left raglan strip ( size small) I have 18 stitches.
    In order to work ” full raglan strip” what exact stitches am I working? Finding this very convoluted and have lots of knitting experience.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.

  2. On the Ravelry page it says there is errata but the link is broken. I would love to buy the pattern but hope to get a clearly written, advanced knitting pattern.
    Thank you.

    • Hello – Boknits has her own group on Ravelry now since earlier in the year. If you search Boknits Designs, you can ask about it there. She’s very friendly and approachable. I think they have a KAL for this sweater there too. Enjoy! xx

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