This design is available in English and French and is part of ‘Strong and Free’, a Canadian themed collection created in collaboration with Heidi Kirrmaier (HeidiKdesigns).

I wanted to create this design for quite some time. I truly love that the ribbing and the purled stitches create that perfect V! This sweater is flattering on all body shapes and can be worn with a little or a lot of positive ease.

Worked from the topdown, in one piece and seamlessly. Starting with the back to the underarm, followed by the front, both pieces are then joined to knit the body in the round. Stitches are picked up to knit the sleeves in the round.

  • Tech Specs

    You will need: Approximately 780 (860, 1020, 1120, 1325, 1430) metres / 853 (940, 1116, 1225, 1450, 1564) yards of Worsted yarn


    Sample shown in Julie Asselin Leizu Worsted, colorway ‘Shining Armour’


    5 mm/US 8 circular needle and DPN’s (adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge) 


    4.5 mm/US 7 circular needle and DPN’s


    Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers, 2 markers that you can open and hook (like safety pins), waste yarn or stitch holders

  • Sizes

    S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) = approx. 84 (96, 108, 119, 130, 141) cm / 33.25 (37.75, 42.5, 46.5, 51, 55.5) “ finished circumference at the bust.


    I suggest to choose a size with 5 to 15 cm / 2 to 6” of postive ease. Shown in Size L on model with a 89 cm/ 35” bust.




    18 sts and 29 rows = 10 cm (4”) in diagonal pattern on 5 mm/US 8 needle (after blocking)