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The Posy Sweater Knitting Pattern ⨯ Strong + Feminine With A Ribbon Detail

Design Concept For The Posy Sweater Knitting Pattern

When first designing The Posy Sweater knitting pattern, my goal was to juxtapose a strong, chic, fashion knit sweater with an ultra-feminine touch of ribbon. I've always loved combining higher-fashion style with subtle feminine details, and The Posy Sweater definitely checks all those boxes. So I purposefully knit The Posy Sweater in a darker more "edgy-er" color palette with a relaxed, slightly oversized silhouette to make the ultra girly pop of a bow stand out even more.  The finished result is a classic knit sweater that features a double-thick neck band, a v-shaped keyhole in the back, starkly-contrasting ribbing details on the cuff, bottom, and neck, and, of course, a lovely little ribbon bow that totally steals the show!

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The Ribbon Detail + More Details Of The Posy Sweater Knitting Pattern

The Posy Sweater is knitted seamlessly top-down on circular knitting needles, first starting with the collar/neck, then moving onto a little neck shaping, then the yoke, then dividing the sleeves, and knitting the rest of the body, and coming back to knit the sleeves at the end. This knitting pattern is suitable for "advanced beginner" knitters and beyond, and is a really simple knit, especially if you've knitted top-down garments before. There's absolutely no neck-shaping required for this pattern, which also makes it super easy! Never knit a sweater before? You can definitely conquer The Posy Sweater knitting pattern with ease if you choose the Premium Pattern Package option, because the seven video tutorials will walk you through knitting it. All the stitches are simple, and you'll easily get into the meditative flow of knitting stockinette stitch for the majority of this pattern.

The little keyhole detailing in the back has a selvage that allows it to lay flat and not curl under (like general stockinette stitches tend to do). I found that paying attention to little details like this make a huge difference to the overall design, and I'm pleased that I chose to go with the selvage! The double-thick collar allows you to thread whatever type of ribbon you'd like for your sweater, and it's super easy to do. 

One of the benefits of choosing the Premium Pattern Package option is that you walk away knowing you'll never get stuck or frustrated when working through the pattern. Think of it as "knitting insurance". And just like with all Darling J'adore patterns or premium packages, they are "live" and are being regularly updated with added instructions or videos whenever necessary. We at Darling J'adore are passionate about offering the highest possible quality of patterns, and to us, that means regularly adding, updating, and improving our content and patterns whenever possible. You can read more about our FAQs and details about our patterns and packages here.

And have you heard about our Learn page yet? It's an extensive free resource filled to the brim with information on stitches, reading knitting patterns, terms, schematics, and also filled with loads of photos and video tutorials for many stitches that are required by Darling Jadore patterns. No need to spend your hard-earned money on a book just to learn how to knit and helpful tips and tricks. Plus, who even has time to flip through a book?! We designed this digital resource to be user-friendly with a menu that you can click on and it will immediately direct you to the location you want to go in under one second. Want to learn how to Kfb? Click on "kfb" and at lightning speed, you're presented with photos, a video tutorial, and accompanying text to learn. We've also included other informative information like how to read a knitting pattern, common abbreviations, information on blocking, Sierra's top picks for starting a knitting tool kit, information on Continental-style knitting and more. The best part? We're continually updating and growing the content. And if you're wondering, yes we'll be launching a crochet "Learn" page soon too!

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A Breakdown Of The Knitting Pattern: What Do I Get?

You get to choose between two options: Option #1: Get the "Premium Pattern Package", which includes the 11-page printable PDF plus seven detailed video tutorials to help guide you; or Option #2: Get only the digital PDF file and forgo the video tutorial support.


  • A highly-detailed 11-page PDF digital file with step-by step instructions, schematics, and tutorial photos.
  • Loads of helpful tips and tricks for knitting this sweater (and other top-down sweaters) more easily and quickly, so you'll walk away with more knitting knowledge to add to your repertoire.
  • All the specific details of all the materials and yarn used to create the exact sweater in the photos.
  • Size charts and dimensions to help you pick the size you want to make this sweater in. Remember, the pattern is written for sizes Extra Small through 2XL, but can easily be adapted for larger or smaller sizes (and tips are within the pattern on how to do this).
  • A quick written explanation of some of the stitches and techniques used in the pattern for convenience.
  • All the basic knitting pattern attributes: gauge, abbreviations, step-by-step instructions, basic technique explanations, e-mail support, etc.
  • Technical assistance via e-mail from the Darling J'adore Technical Support Team. They answer all e-mails usually within the hour, and can assist you at tech@darlingjadore.com if you happen to run into any technical issues.
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The Posy Sweater: Options & Sizing For The Knitting Pattern

You have two options for this knitting pattern: Option #1: Get only the pattern PDF, which includes schematics, photos, step-by-step instructions, and everything else a knitting pattern ought to have; or Option #2: Get the "Premium Pattern Package", which gives you access to the PDF plus seven video tutorials that help guide you through knitting it. When you choose the Premium Pattern Package option, you'll walk away insured that you'll never get stuck, because you'll always have video support to refer to, and you'll get to build your knitting skills repertoire in the process. Double win!  

The knitting pattern for The Posy Sweater includes a sizing guide with measurements and also includes instructions to adapt the pattern to make the sweater much larger or smaller if preferred. Since it's knitted top-down, it's easy to adapt the pattern to fit your specific size and create the sweater much smaller or larger than the measurements below, and the pattern provides information on how to do so. But for convenience, the sizes of the sweater -- XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL -- correspond to the approximate bust sizes the sweater will fit up to: 37.5”, 39.5-40"”, (42”), 44”, 46.5”, 50". 

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Accessing The Posy Sweater Knitting Pattern (And All Darling Jadore Knitting Patterns): Retrieval, Downloading, Etc

All of our patterns are digital downloads that are e-mailed immediately after payment is processed, so make sure you enter in your correct e-mail at checkout. Unlike some knitwear designers, all Darling J'adore pattern links never expire, meaning you can download it at any time, and it will always be available to you. Additionally, all Darling J'adore patterns are "live", meaning that they are constantly being updated. Therefore, if any pattern you've purchased is updated (e.g., instructions changed, videos added, etc), you are sent an e-mail notification and all you need to do is simply re-download your file for the updated version. We at Darling J'adore are passionate about providing the highest quality patterns and videos to our customers, and to us, that means always updating versions of our patterns to make them the highest possible quality when possible. Most of our patterns are 9+ pages long, include numerous instructional photos and schematics with specific measurements, as well as easy-to-read (i.e., "Plain English") instructions in addition to classic knit or crochet instructions. All Darling J'adore patterns are ad-free and printer-friendly. You can read all of our FAQs here!

You can also create an account with Darling Jadore, if you want quicker checkout and an easier way to store all your patterns. Creating an account with Darling J'adore just makes it easier for you to store all of your pattern files and purchasing information in one place, and provides faster checkout. Therefore, you never need to sift through your e-mails to find your confirmation e-mail with the pattern download file; all your files are easily accessible in your account. You can create an account here.

If you ever have any tech issues at all, we have a team of technology specialists who are available every day of the week to assist you and always return e-mails within one or two business days. You can reach our Technical Support Team by e-mailing them at tech@darlingjadore.com and they will gladly assist you with any technical issues. We want the experience of our customers to be as smooth and easy as possible, so we're streamlined the checkout-to-download process as best we can!

Reselling From Patterns: Can I Sell My Finished Posy Sweater?

Yes, absolutely! All finished items made from Darling Jadore patterns may be sold, so long as clear credit has been given to Darling Jadore™ on your website, Etsy shop, social media account, or wherever else you decide to sell it. I love when customers tell me they buy patterns for "market prep", meaning that they will make a lot of the items in bulk and eventually sell them in fall and winter markets and festivals, or in their Etsy shop, etc. I love seeing your finished items, but kindly ask that you give pattern credit to Darling Jadore. If you're interested in stocking up your Etsy shop or doing market prep, you might want to check out these fan-favorite patterns: The Cappuccino MittsThe Avalon Hat, and The Haze Scarf.

Please note that all patterns and photographs in this shop are the property of Darling Jadore™ and are thereby purchased under the agreement that they may not be distributed, copied, re-written, or re-sold. Furthermore, all PDF pattern files are protected by U.S. Copyright and are property of Darling Jadore. It is illegal to redistribute, sell, or share the pattern in part or in whole, electronically or physically.

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