Tweed Is the new black

This understated top-down sweater celebrates knitter’s simple pleasures: garter stitch and tweed.

Tweed is the New Black is a raglan-sleeved sweater with a relaxed fit. Raglan increase lines worked in garter stitch continue down the body as wide garter-stitch panels placed at the sides. The body and sleeves are framed with deep bands also worked in garter stitch. The well-tailored, rounded neckline gives that classic crew-neck look.

Choose from the two style options to best go with your mood and taste. Pick the women’s version with modest waist shaping for a more fitted look. The unisex version with no shaping and slightly longer sleeves is intended for a masculine body type — or for the ultimate comfort, the boyfriend sweater.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Only written instructions are provided.


XS (S, M, L, XL) [2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL]



Isager Tweed (70% wool, 30% mohair, 200 m/50 g), approx. 6–11 skeins


Fingering-weight yarn,  approx. 1100 (1250, 1350, 1500, 1600) [1750, 1850, 2050, 2250] m / 1200 (1350, 1550, 1650, 1750) [1900, 2050, 2250, 2500] yd



22 sts × 34 rows = 10 cm / 4"



3.0 and 3.5 mm / US #2 and #4



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