A. Karen Alfke

for Unpatterns   2010

BUSLP Sleeveless Pullovers from the Bottom Up (any gauge)

This is the sleeveless version of this set-in sleeve pattern. Alfke's Unpatterns are to garments what Barbara Walker's stitch dictionaries are to yarn. They just seem to make everything possible. Here, in 16 beautiful pages, you are guided into making your own personal favorite vest, shell, or sleeveless pullover. You can work the body flat or circular, as you please; can add bust darts or 'girlie' (waist) shaping if the spirit so moves you and/or you're knitting for a female; can make V or crew or scoop or turtlenecks; and use any stitch pattern you want. Edgings and pickup rates are covered too. All Alfke's instructions are so beautifully presented, charmingly diagrammed, and knowledgeably explained that you will be a much better knitter just from having read the pattern, let alone having knitted from it. Pick any yarn you want, any gauge, and go mad. Templates and worksheets supplied. A top-down version of this pattern is available here. See the entire Unpatterns collection here.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • virtually any size possible
  • digital PDF has 16 pages (letter size)
  • beginner
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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