Grey handknit Fall Line sweater on a hanger

Fall Line Sweater

knitting pattern


A modern, no-fuss take on a classic raglan. Worked seamlessly, from the top down, the Fall Line Sweater is a relaxed fit, compound raglan that features a decorative 2-stitch cable border separating 2x2 ribbing from stockinette on both the body and the sleeves.


NEEDLE SIZE: 4.5mm / 7 US

GAUGE: 20 sts x 28 rnds

The fit on this sweater is EVERYTHING!!! This is seriously my favorite hand knit sweater!! It is sooo cozy & looks so chic! And such an enjoyable knit!

~ Faith (Fall Line Sweater test knitter)

An absolutely beautiful sweater! The pattern is very well written, clearly set out, and very simple to follow. This sweater is a really flattering style and fit, and I will definitely be making another one.

~ Karen @_kernowdesigns (Fall Line Sweater test knitter)

I enjoyed making the sweater, it was not boring at all because there was always 'something happening.' I love how my sweater came out, it will be a great staple for my wardrobe.

~ Marianna (Fall Line Sweater test knitter)


    This sweater is knitted from the neck down by first casting on the neckline stitches and working flat. Directional increases for the neck, body and sleeves will be worked all at the same time. Once the neckline has been lowered to provide a comfortable fit, stitches are cast-on and joined for working in the round. The body is worked with a repeating, off-set crossing stitch pattern – a cable border, separating stockinette from 2×2 ribbing – to form a V on both the front and the back of the sweater. The same crossing stitch pattern is worked on sleeves but inverted, creating a continuous look to the border lines from body to sleeves, along with optional decreases, until each sleeve is finished by working 2×2 ribbing in the round. Neck stitches are picked up from the cast-on edge (to form a more stable neckline) and knit in 2×2 ribbing in the round to complete a folded turtleneck. Finish your sweater by washing and blocking, as desired. Different blocking methods will produce different fitting sleeves, depending on the sleeve type chosen.


    • Long-tail cast-on
    • Working ‘at the same time’ instructions
    • Knit & purl directional increases / decreases
    • Backward loop cast-on
    • Knitting in the round
    • Working from chart
    • Crossed stitches / 2 st cables
    • Picking up stitches