Briornate Sweater


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Choose one color of DK weight wool to knit this top-down seamless sweater. The collar begins with twisted ribbing that is folded to form a tidy hem. The circular yoke continues with beautiful brioche ribbing and ornate dip stitches. Each texture is divided by garter stitch breaks, which provide a relaxing rhythm throughout the project and keep you motivated to reach each new section. The length of the sweater is easy to customize while you try on the top-down sweater as you knit. Video links are included throughout the pattern to assist with the various construction techniques and stitch patterns. Select a solid yarn like West Wool Tandem to help make the plush stitches pop and enjoy knitting this ornate assemblage of stitch patterns.
  • Sizes
    1 [2, 3, 4, 5] [6, 7, 8, 9]

    Finished Measurements

    35 [39, 42, 47, 50] [55, 58, 63, 66]″ / 89 [99, 107, 119, 127] [140, 147, 160, 168]cm finished chest circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.

    Size 5 size shown with about 6″ / 15cm of positive ease. I recommend selecting a size with at least a few inches larger than your actual chest circumference for a fit with positive ease.

    Sleeve and body lengths are customizable

    DK weight


    Approximately 1200 [1300, 1400, 1600, 1700] [1800, 1900, 2000, 2100]yds / 1097 [1189, 1280, 1463, 1554] [1646, 1737, 1829, 1920]m

    The brioche and dip stitches use a bit more yarn than a regular stockinette stitch sweater, which is why the yardage recommendations may seem a bit larger than a standard stockinette stitch sweater that you are used to making.

    You will need 5 [6, 6, 7, 7] [8, 8, 8, 9] skeins of yarn if you are using West Wool Tandem.

    US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or 1 size smaller than the larger needle
    US 6 / 4mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

    Magic loop method is used for knitting smaller circumferences in the round. Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique.

    You can use DPNs if you prefer. Watch this Westknits video to assist with knitting with DPNs.


    1 stitch marker, 1 split ring marker, tapestry needle


    18 sts & 24 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in brioche ribbing after blocking with larger needles (US 6 / 4mm recommended)
    22 sts & 36 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in twisted ribbing after blocking with smaller needles (US 5 / 3.75mm recommended) 

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  • West Wool Tandem (100% South American Merino Wool; 254yds / 233m per 100g skein)

    Colorway - Unicorn