Facile Sweater - knitting pattern

Facile Sweater

Drop shoulder sweater with a flattering fit

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!

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. Than...

by Nancy Chirino

Finished my first sweater!

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. Than...

by Nancy Chirino