Aosta Sweater English


The Aosta Sweater is a top-down project that is worked in the round. It is knitted in Andalusian stitch using The Meriwool by We Are Knitters (or any other equivalent yarn, e.g., Drops Air, Drops Andes, WAK The Petite Wool), which gives a lovely, highly textured finish. It has a high neck and slight balloon sleeves and is finished with 1×1 rib stitch on the collar, hems, and cuffs.

It’s the perfect sweater for winter!




You will need 7mm and 6mm long circular needles and, if you prefer to use them to make the sleeves, some 6mm and 7mm shorter circular or double pointed knitting needles. You will also need 8 stitch markers and a darning needle. I used an 80cm cable throughout to make the sample garment, using the Magic Loop method when needed. However, you might find it helpful to swap between a longer and shorter circular needle depending on your preference.

You will need approximately 5 (6) 6 (6-7) 7 (7-8) 8 (8) 8-9 skeins (136m/100g) of The Meriwool by We Are Knitters or any alternative yarn that matches the necessary tension. I have also used The Petite Wool by We Are Knitters to great effect, and previous test knitters used Drops Air as a ‘dupe’ for the Meriwool.


The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL to fit a bust circumference of 85-90 (90-95) 95-100 (100-105) 105-110 (110-115) 115-125 (125-135) 135-145 cm with a positive ease of approximately 10cm.

The pattern is available as part of my Core Collection Set, with the Aosta Sweater and Aosta Slipover on Ravelry ( and on my site (

It is also available as part of my Sweater Weather Set, with the Aosta Sweater (Chunky Edition) and Aosta Sweater (Mohair Edition) on Ravelry ( and on my site (

Note: I have just updated this pattern with more sizes. The original version is still available to download – for nostalgia’s sake as much as anything else! – but the new version is called AOSTA_SWEATER_ENG_2.0, for your reference.