Weave it! Sweater: brioche crochet pattern

It’s been over two years since the Alma Sweater release, one of the most popular sweaters I have designed. At that time, I was taking small steps in the developing of the brioche crochet technique. I was investigating ways of simplifying instructions, finding the balance between the texture and the drape. 

photo credit @evakobz

I continued designing in this wonderful technique, and I even created an online masterclass about brioche crochet, available via my blog. And as a result, I totally fell in love with this technique. 

Today, I would like to introduce my new pattern, which I named Weave it! Sweater

Those who made Alma sweaters in the past can see some reflections in this new design. However, this time I stepped away from the floral curvy lines and decided to make it more graphical and geometrical. 

The pattern is available on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE with 20% discount through Monday, February 27th, 2023. You do not need to enter any codes, because the price has been discounted already. 

The deep textured yoke grows into the lower body made with an alpine crochet stitch for even more texture throughout the entire design. And slim knit-look ribbing on the sleeves and the bottom of the sweater adds a stylish detail. 

If you ask me if I like how Weave it! Sweater turned out; I will say: I love it! 

Like all my garments, it is worked from top down and comes in nine different sizes. In my opinion, the textured lower body matches the brioche yoke in the best way, but you can of course choose a different stitch pattern for the body and sleeves. 

I chose Scheepjes Metropolis yarn, which is fingering weight and very soft. However, you can also opt for a short-sleeved version and choose soft cotton blend yarn for your sweater. Look at another sample made with Scheepjes Cotton 8 yarn. 

Other alternative wool-free yarn options can be Scheepjes Whirlette (together with Scheepjes Spirit, for example), or Scheepjes Bamboo Soft

You can find Scheepjes yarn in your local Scheepjes store, or buy it online via international retailers: Wool Warehouse* (UK, international shipping), Caro's Atelier* (NL and Europe), Taemombo (US and Canada).

Weave it! Sweater is designed to fit with 5–12cm/2–5in of positive ease at the bust. It is worked seamlessly from the top down. First the yoke is worked in rounds to sleeve separation, then the lower body is worked in rounds to the bottom, followed by the sleeves worked top down. The length of both the body and the sleeves is easily adjustable. 

Look at these beautiful samples created by our testers team: Macarena Marskell, Laura Jackson, Lisa Marlow, Elizabeth Garcia Kalka, Esther Schippers, Jenna Bowers, Claire Shipton and Sandra Veneman.

The yoke is worked in rounds, with only one color used per round. You do not cut the yarn, and do not have many tails to weave in. 

The pattern comes with lots of progress pictures to help you. And additionally, I have recorded a video tutorial explaining the basis of the brioche crochet in the rounds, and showing the first few rounds of the yoke. 

Grab your copy of the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy. Hope you will enjoy! 



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