the Llama II Sweater

I have a feeling I'm going to be living in my latest sweater design! This very comfy oversized sweater is made using Illimani Yarn's new bulky Llama ll, a super soft baby llama that works up nicely on a US10.5 needle.

Worked from the top down and from sleeve edge to sleeve edge in Stockinette & Sand Stitch (a variation on a k1, p1 rib) I would rate this pattern for at least an intermediate for some of the techniques involved: invisible cast on, short rows and a 3 needle bind off.

The pattern is written for 3 sizes: S, M & L (size shown L). But because the body is very generous, the best size for you is based on your height and arm length. If you are shorter but have a fuller figure, the L will be too big because the arms will be too long. If you are tall but more slender (or not), the L will fit better because the sleeves will be longer. Using the schematic will help you decide which size to make.

Materials used:
8 (9, 10) skeins of Illimani Yarn's Llama ll 109yds/100m
10.5 US 6.5mm circular needle at least 47"(120cm) long
10 US 6mm 24"(60cm) to finish the neckline/collar


Thankfully the weather has turned cooler here in Los Angeles because honestly I can't stop wearing this sweater... do I say that everytime??? ;)

Pattern available as a PDF download.


  1. Hello! I just bought this pattern. I tried to post as "anonymous", but I don't think it went through. If it did and I've made two postings, just dump one of them. Anyway, about the pattern... It has the perfectly elegant simplicity that I love. I've been looking for a pattern like this to make on my Passap Vario Big knitting machine. I will probably need to add a seam to get the width. I am thinking a decorative one with the selvedges sewn to the outside down the center front and center back would be fun.

    1. That sounds beautiful, would love to see how it turns out when you finish! Thank you for your kind words Belle, Happy New Year!!!


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