At long last I have a new self published pattern to share with you!

Meet Amélie!

Yes the name is inspired by my recent trip to France. We spent a few days in the Amélie neighborhood of Paris. Can’t you just imagine Audrey Tatou’s character in this sweater?

This is also a very photo heavy post but my model Lucy was just so photogenic that I ended up with lots of great shots and couldn’t decide which ones to use!

Plus there are lots of little details in this sweater that need their own spotlight.

So let me tell you all about it!

Amélie is worked from the bottom up in one piece uniting the sleeves and body at underarm and working the yoke using a Simultaneous Set In Sleeve construction.

This seamless sleeve construction mimics a regular set in sleeve but the sleeve cap shaping is worked at the same time as the body is being worked. Very clever and lots of fun to knit!

I wanted this to be a vintage-like and feminine piece without too much fussiness so these are some of the other elements that I chose to include: waist shaping formed using darts on the front and back, a simple V-shaped lace bib, gently gathered sleeve caps, keyhole shaping at the back neck and a neckline finished off with some I-cord that forms a pretty bow in the back.

The gorgeous yarn I got to work with is Canopy Fingering from The Fibre Company (shown in Acai).




30 ½ (33, 35 ½, 37 ¼, 39 ¾, 42 ¼, 44 ½, 47, 49 ½, 52) inches at chest

77.5 (84, 90, 94.5, 101, 107.5, 113, 119.5, 126, 132) cms at chest

Recommended to be worn with approx 1-2 inches of negative ease

Shown in size 33”/84cm with 0″ ease.



US 4/3.5mm 32 or 40” circular needles

US 4/3.5mm set of dpn’s or long circular (if working magic loop for sleeves)


750 (800, 850, 900, 960, 1025, 1080, 1140, 1200, 1260) yards of fingering weight yarn.

Shown in: Fiber Company Canopy (200 yrds/50g; 50% Baby Alpaca/30% Merino/20% bamboo) shown in Acai.



Stitch markers

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

One 4 inch piece of contrast yarn in a similar weight

Scrap yarn


26 sts and 36 rnds=4 inches in St St on US 4 needles.

29 sts and 36 rnds= 4 inches in twisted rib on US 4 needles.

Gudrun Johnston