Viola Sweater - Downloadable Knitting Pattern

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The KNIT SAFARI Viola Sweater is an easy to knit, easier to wear, comfortable classic v neck knit sweater pattern. With visible seams creating a linear effect, this knitted jumper works up quickly in double knit weight yarn, while still being lightweight to layer over a blouse, or wear under a coat.

The body of the Viola Sweater is knitted in flat panels, that are seamed with a crochet hook on the right side to create a spine effect. The sleeves are worked seamlessly in the round to reduce bulk, and then the V neckline trim is worked at the end for a professional finish. If you have never picked up a crochet hook before, don't worry! You can seam up this sweater with a needle in the traditional way.

FIT: The Viola Sweater is a normal fit. You may wish to knit a larger size for an oversized fit.

The adult model is a UK size 10-12 and is wearing the Viola Sweater in size medium.

SIZES: Adults from XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL (30-60” Bust)

YARN: 4 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Wayfaring Yarns Arcadia DK (100g; 200m (215 yds), or an equivalent double knit yarn with 11 wpi (yarn estimates are approximate.) 

Can't find this yarn near you, or not sure if the yarn in your stash will work? We always recommend that you knit a test swatch to check your gauge before starting out, and finding the right combination of needle size and type and yarn to match the gauge in the pattern.


  • 6mm circular knitting needles, with a cable 100-150 cm long (depending on the size you are making)
  • 6mm crochet hook
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Yarn sewing needle 


  • Casting on (I like the Long Tail Cast On technique)
  • 1x1 Rib Stitch
  • Knitting flat
  • Increasing stitches
  • Decreasing stitches
  • Seaming pieces together using an invisible seaming technique
  • Pick up and knit stitches
  • Casting off



Please note: This product is a downloadable knitting pattern. As soon as your payment is processed, you will see the download links to get the PDF pattern you have purchased. Don’t worry if you miss this, you will also receive the download link by email!

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