The Swaggy Sweater is created with the flygirls of the 90’s in mind. “A flygirl is a sexy chic with a swag all her own. She is confident and just exudes hawtness! Her outfit fits right in with her personality, and she is always the shutter of all things down!” by Urban Dictionary So let your inner flygirl break out!
I wear the original Swaggy Sweater in pink in size M and my personal bust circumference is approx 84cm. Christine made her Swaggy in white (Manchelopi in natural white and Gepard Kid Seta in color 406), she made a size XL and her personal bust circumference is 107cm.
If you are not ready to knit with unspun yarn yet, replace the Manchelopi with Gepard Puno for example.
The sweater is knitted from top to bottom with MC and CC1 (cuffs in MC and CC2) held together throughout and in 1×1 ribbing. While shaping the shoulder with increases, you shape the neckline with German short rows. Afterwards, you start to increase the sts for body and sleeves every other round. After body and sleeves are separated, the body is worked first in 1×1 ribbing to under the bust. Then the back is shaped with German short rows again, to make it slightly longer then the Front. Then the sleeves are worked in 1×1 ribbing to the cuffs, without decreases. The cuffs are worked in a staggered 1×1 ribbing in MC held together with CC2.
used Wooldreamers, Manchelopi, (100% unspun Manchega wool), DK weight (230m / 251yrds per 100g) with both strands held together throughout in color Rosa (MC), Gepard Garn, Kid Seta (70% Super kid mohair, 30% shappe silk), (210m / 230yrds per 25g) in color 488 Old Rose (CC1), Isager, Silk Mohair (75% kid mohair, 25% silk) (212m / 232yrds per 25g) in color 19 (CC2)
Yardage and Sizes
Please check the last two photos for detailed informations about sizes and yardage.
Circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge, 80cm / 32” or 100cm / 40” in length according to size made. Preferred needles for small circumference knitting (circular or double-pointed) in size needed to obtain gauge. Sample was knit on 6.0mm / US 10 needles.
1 unique stitch marker (BOR)
5 stitch markers
Blocking mat and pins (optional)
14 sts and 18 rows per 10cm / 4”, worked flat in 1×1 ribbing, after blocking. Changes in gauge will result in size differences and affect the amount of yarn needed to complete the project. Please take the time to check your gauge.
• Knitting in the round and flat
• 1×1 ribbing
• German short rows