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Soft Structure


Soft Structure is the wearable one. The pleasurable knit. Engaging, comfortable, and just right for against-the-skin three-season wear.



Soft Structure is worked seamlessly from the top down. Simple cables on the body and sleeves peel to reveal contrasting panels of reverse stockinette stitch; a gentle v-neck collar with a peek of ribbing and a curling stockinette stitch bind-off echo the texture in the sleeves and body.



What makes a sweater pleasant to knit? The ideal blend of interest and relaxation. Testers shared their thoughts about their knitting experience:

“Lovely intuitive knit with just the right amount of interest to keep me knitting.” -Brigitte

"Perfect mix of easy knitting and details to keep me alert" -Anne

"The pattern was clear and was enough to keep my interest but not so complicated you had to pay attention all the time." - Annice


Children's pattern

3 months - 10 years.

Intended ease is 3 - 3.75 inches (7.5 - 9.5 cm) of positive ease at the chest.

Adult Pattern

Finished chest 34.5" - 66.5" (87.5 cm - 169 cm), with more ease in the front than back.

Shown on Rachael in size B with 3.5" (9 cm) positive ease.



Sizing recommendations are based on upper chest measurement. Intended ease is 3 - 5 inches (7.5 - 12.5 cm) of positive ease at the full bust and 2.75 - 3.25 inches (7 - 8 cm) of positive ease in the upper arm.


Read more on choosing a size using your upper chest measurement here.


"The fit is amazing. I'm a large-chested woman and I love that it's not super snug and then too baggy around my stomach. I love the neckline as well. So different than any other sweater I've made."

- Lynné


Note, some tester links lead to Ravelry pages.

Testers: Karem, Jen, Kristen, Lynné, Érika, Maria, Kim, Brigitte, Sonce, Callean, Claude, Dianne, Anne, Maggie, Marieke, Shari, Erica, Annice, Jen, Linda, Miriam, Helen, Gundega, Brigitte, Martha, Megan

Models: Rachael and Mia Van Klompenberg

Tech Edit:  Heather Storta

Photography: Anna-Lisa Miller

Yarn: Malabrigo Rios, a worsted-weight 100% superwash merino. This is a very soft, highly elastic 4 ply yarn with 210 yds (192 m) per 100 gram skein.


To see more finished projects, you can check out the #SoftStructureSweater on Instagram. If you cast one on, I'd love to see it - please tag me @JP_Knits_Things!

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