Sherbrooke Ballon Sweater Knitting Pattern
- inches and centimeters
- pattern is written and charted with schematics
- 04 (112, 122, 132, 145, 152.5) cm / 41 (44, 48, 52, 57, 60)” with 15-18 cm /6-7” of positive ease recommended.
Materials you need at home:
- Louise Robert Design Collection – Merino Worsted, (100% Merino Superwash, 200 m / 220 yds, 100g /3.5oz), 8 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11) skeins in Gauguin. Total yarn needed: 1418 (1510, 1616, 1810, 1956, 2072) m / 1550 (1651, 1767, 1980, 2139, 2266) yds of worsted weight yarn.
- 60-80 cm / 24-32” Circular and one set of double pointed needles (dpn) at least 15 cm / 6” long, size 5mm (US 8), (or size needed to obtain gauge). 60-80 cm / 24-32” Circular and one set of double pointed needles (dpn), size 4mm (US #6), (or one size smaller than working needle)
- Cable needle, Spare needle same size or smaller than working needle or waste yarn, Stitch markers, Tapestry needle
Garment is worked flat from the top down, beginning by casting on stitches for each back shoulder, then stitches are cast on for the back neck and the two sides are joined. The back is worked from the top down to the underarm. Shoulder stitches are picked up for the front, which is worked in the same manner as the back, then front and back are joined and worked in the round to the bottom. Stitches for sleeves are picked up around the armhole and worked in the round, increasing to the cuff, then decreased before working the ribbed cuff.
Donna Estin Designs, LLC
I love designing artistic knitwear and I specialize in blending creative stitches into comfortable, modern sweaters. I am a Certified Master Knitter. My designs regularly appear in books and magazines by Wool Studio, Knit Now, Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Nomadic Knits, Knit Picks, Cast On and more.