A Total Copycat

In Ann Budd‘s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns she calls the patterns for the sweaters in the book copycats. The book is more about enabling the knitter to make whatever sweater they want using whatever yarn they choose than patterns for any specific sweaters — although the copycat patterns are included.

Copycat Sweater

This sweater is a copycat of a copycat. I first saw the sweater Anny made for her son in her flickr photostream, then it popped up in her ravelry projects, and when she blogged about it I was more than smitten. It turns out I was one lucky mama because Anny had extra yarn — that she’d gotten on sale, no less — and was willing to sell it. I snatched some up right away. Based on Anny’s notes I knit a larger size than she did and still didn’t use all the yarn so I think I’ll be making a hat too. For now, this can be checked off the Christmas list for Tristan — you’ll have to wait until then for the modeled shot.

Copycat Sweater - Detail

Copycat Sweater
Pattern: Seamless Yoke Pullover – Child by Ann Budd from the Handy Book of Sweater Patterns
Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Chunky in colorways: pecan, stout, olive oil, flaming
Yardage: less than 3 skeins of the pecan (main color) and less than 1/3 skein of the colorwork colors
Needles: US size 10.5
Gauge: 3 st/in
Modifications: I knit the second smallest size (instructions are for the fourth smallest size) so I had to adjust what rows the decreases were on in the colorwork. It also meant my colorwork didn’t line up perfectly at the join but I just fudged it and I don’t think anyone will notice.

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11 Responses to “A Total Copycat”


  1. 1 twiddletails October 20, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    It’s so cute! I just got my Ravelry invite, so I better start knitting something…

  2. 2 Shelba October 21, 2007 at 9:26 am

    The sweater is darling!! Makes me want to break out my needles and yarn and get knitting.

  3. 3 Alicia A. October 21, 2007 at 10:07 am

    I CANNOT wait to see him in it! I love little boys in sweaters.

  4. 4 Jennifer October 21, 2007 at 11:16 am

    What a great sweater, you are so fast! It looks like it was knit in the round, how many seams are there? I hate doing seams.

  5. 5 amandajean October 21, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    that sweater is beautiful, Jennifer! I look forward to seeing it modeled on your little man.

  6. 6 Maryann October 22, 2007 at 4:38 am

    Oh dear, this is very lovely. I’ve got that book and some chunky tweeds in stash… and I’m so tempted to make a copycat of your copycat now… LOL

  7. 7 Danielle October 22, 2007 at 10:46 am

    Such a beautiful sweater!

  8. 8 katie December 5, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    love this one too! you do a great job!


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