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Understory sweater

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Understory is my forest story about comfort, style and cosiness. Unusual, modern construction makes you feel special, fingering weight yarn mixed with delicate mohair thread pleasantly wraps you and gives the sweater a rustic, forest look. And all of this is complemented by nice-looking patterns and texture.

Understory is a project, that is even knitted “differently”, a project with a very loose fit. Large swathes of material fall beautifully on the sides, waving with your every move. It’s a definitely untypical design, which can be perfectly adjusted to your needs. You can easily change it’s style by choosing a mix of fingering yarn and mohair lace thread or a single thread. Both choices lead to wonderful result, each in its own style. Everything depends on you!

The pattern contains detailed instructions for making the sweater in 9 sizes and two language versions – Polish and English.


XS (S1, S2, M) [L1, L2, XL, XXL] XXXL

Yarn (double threaded):

This sweater can be made with a combination of a fingering and mohair lace yarn for a cuddly, rustic effect or with just a fingering yarn to make it light and flowy. Whichever option you choose, remember to keep the gauge.

You will need about:1600 (1740, 1820, 1950) [2170, 2250, 2340, 2390] 2490 meters 1750 (1900, 1990, 2130) [2370, 2460, 2560, 2610] 2725 yards of each yarn. Yarn used in the project: Julie Asselin Milis and Julie Asselin Anatolia.


4 mm US 6 circular needles

3.75 mm US 5 circular needles


3 stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Scrap yarn or stitch holder


20 sts x 26 rows - 10 cm x 10 cm 4” x 4” on 4 mm US 6 needles in Stockinette st, after blocking.

Use #understorysweater when you show your project on IG!

Have fun knitting!

You will get the following files:
  • PDF (4MB)
  • PDF (4MB)