New Sweater Pattern: Aiken


I have a new pattern out called Aiken, and this sweater is honestly one of my favorite things I’ve made in the past couple of months. The relatively high slash neckline is balanced out with the triangle lace insets, and that combination gives the sweater the perfect amount of va-va-voom without being too much for everyday wear.


The back and front are totally identical if you follow the instructions as written. In the pattern I recommend using the cabled cast on so your exposed cast-on edges match on both sides. I had a small frustrating moment when I was working on the sample and cast on the back using a two stranded cast-on without giving it a second thought. I had to rip back when I went to pick up stitches and cast on the front and realized that I wouldn’t be able to make the edges match!


Aiken is completely seamless and features my favorite short row set-in sleeve method. The sleeves and the body are mostly stockinette, which is great for showing off a hand-dyed yarn. The sample is knit in Sincere Sheep Shepherdess in Aegean, and that yarn was my main inspiration for this design.


The pullover is very fitted and should be worn with 0-3 inches of negative ease. It’s cropped in length, but it’s long enough to play nicely with skirts and pants that sit at your waist. It comes in seven sizes ranging from a 30 inch to a 54 inch finished bust circumference, and you can read more about it on Ravelry or buy it now for $6.50





12 responses to “New Sweater Pattern: Aiken”

  1. Really, really pretty! I love it…the color is so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Irene

    So nice!

  3. Irene

    So nice!
    The colour is gorgeous.
    Thank you for share.

  4. Constance

    This is one of my favorite designs from you. I plan on making this over my Holiday break. Gorgeous.

  5. Awesome! Looks good – love it paired with that skirt!! (It wouldn’t happen to be part of your sewing that you did recently?)

    Katie =^..^=

    1. I wish I made that skirt so then I could make myself more! I found it at a thrift store and it’s one of my favorites.

  6. Wow!! This is beautiful. It might be meant to be, Knitpicks sale, your pattern, me being in between projects…

  7. Love it. Love it. Love it!!! Yip, I agree, my fave too. It’s so pretty – I’m off to add it to my queue ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. It’s just gorgeous, Andi! I have a mind to knit it in a deep blue heathered wool ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Gorgeous! I will have to knit this one day.

    I am almost done with the other test knit. Hope to get pictures to you after the holidays. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. It’s gorgeous!! What a fabulous new design!!

  11. I am so behind on blog reading so I am just seeing this, but I LOVE it!

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