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This pattern is in English.

This pattern is digital and will be sent as a pdf-file to your e-mail after purchase.  



1 (2) 3 (4) 5


105 (118) 130 (145) 160 cm // 41¼ (46 ½) 51¼ (57) 63 inches


50 (52) 56 (58) 62 cm // 19½ (20½) 22 (22¾) 24½ inches (measured from
mid back including the ribbing)


16 sts x 23 rows in stockinette stitch = 10x10 cm // 4x4 inches on
needles 5 mm // US8 or the needle size needed for correct gauge

17 sts x 9 plissés (54 rows)=10x10 // 4x4 inches on needles 5 mm/US8
or the needle size needed for correct gauge. 

Yarn suggestion

Favolana  Gotland Lambswool Yarn

Yarn amount

1.000 (1.100) 1.100 (1.200) 1.300 g 

Suggested needles

5 mm//US8 80 cm/100 cm // 32/39 inches circular needles and 3
mm//US3 40 and 80 cm//16 and 32 inches circular needles. 

*I recommend winding up the cones into skeins by hand or with a yarnwinder, so that you can use the strand from outside and inside the skeins simultaneously. 


Size guide

The Sharpei Sweater is meant to have an oversize fit with dropped shoulders and should have a 'postive ease' of approx. 20-30 cm // 8-12 inches.

If your bust circumference measures approx. 75-85 (86-98) 100-110 (115-125) 130-140 
cm // 29½-33½ (33¾-38¾) 39½-43¼ (45¼-49¼) 51¼-55 inches you should knit a size 1 (2) 3 (4) 5

Because of the technique used, the sweater will not have much give, length wise, but it will grow in width. Keep this in mind when choosing a size and when deciding how long you want to knit the body. 

Example: The model shown in the picture has a bust circumference of 89 cm // 35 inches, measures 159 cm tall // 5 ft 3 inches in height, and is wearing a size 2. The sweater worn therefore has a 29 cm // 11½ inch positive ease.

The length of the sleeves and body can be altered - if you wish to make them longer than instructed in the pattern, be mindful to buy enough extra yarn since the plissé structure calls for more yarn than a normal sweater.

"Basic" Techniques

1x1 rib


Picking up stitches

Simple bind off

1x1 rib

Knit 2 together

Increases purl and knit wise 

Knit flat

Knit in the round

"Advanced" Techniques 

Italian Cast On 

Kitchener sewing stitch

Horizontal plissés 

Note: this pattern has video instructions for all technical steps. 

Sharpei Sweater by Creadia Studio English

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