I called this sweater "Facile" (it means "easy, effortless" in French) because the construction of this sweater is very simple.

But the stitch patterns are arranged in such a way, that creates a lovely shaping and makes the sweater flow around your body. 

Without much effort, you create a flattering silhouette that is also very comfortable to wear

This sweater is one of those projects that instantly become your favourites. The original sweater (the one I occasionally wear when I make video tutorials) is over three years old. I still love it to pieces and wear it quite often.

It is knit with silk yarn, but for the sample sweater described in the pattern, I used a different yarn - bamboo. It has a lovely feel and drape and is not as expensive as silk.

Why did I think about the cost of yarn? Because this pattern is perfect for a "first sweater" project. And normally we don't splurge on yarn when we make a sweater for the first time.

If you decide to make this sweater with silk, you can easily do it. As long as the yarn is in DK weight (digit 3 on the yarn label), you will have no problem knitting this sweater with silk.

The pattern provides instructions for five regular sizes - to fit bust 88 (92, 96, 100, 104) cm / 34.5 (36.25, 37.75, 39.25, 41)” plus instructions for three slim sizes - to fit bust 76 (80, 84) cm / 30 (31.5, 33)”.

Happy knitting :-)

Maryna

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Finished my first sweater!

Nancy Chirino

Love this simple pattern. It was not difficult and all the tips were very helpful! I am fairly new knitter and I got the courage to do this sweater. I am g...

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Love this simple pattern. It was not difficult and all the tips were very helpful! I am fairly new knitter and I got the courage to do this sweater. I am glad I did! It truly has been a labor of love for me. Can't wait to do the next one. Thank you Maryna :D Nancy C.

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