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How to Knit a Love Note Sweater

June 18, 2020

This step-by-step tutorial explains how to knit the Love Note sweater: a top-down pullover with a pretty lace pattern at the yoke. Ready to get started? Get your copy of the Love Note pattern here and follow along!

What you’ll learn in this tutorial

We’ve broken the Love Note tutorial into 6 parts. Start at the beginning and work your way through – or just jump to the technique you need help with!

  1. Yarn choice and sizing: How to choose a fabulous yarn combination and find the right size for you.
  2. Construction: An overview of the process and how the sweater is constructed.
  3. Yoke: How to work the provisional cast-on, lace pattern, and raglan increases.
  4. Body and sleeves: Creating the high-low hem and picking up the sleeves.
  5. Neckline: How to pick up stitches from the unzipped, provisional cast-on, plus tips for ensuring the perfect fit.
  6. Finishing: How to finish off your beautiful sweater!

New to knitting lingo? You can find definitions for any abbreviations here.

When you share your Love Note, be sure to use the hashtag #LoveNoteSweater! Surf the #LoveNoteSweater hashtag on Instagram and check out the projects on to help you decide what colour, yarn, size, and fit will suit you best.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. May permalink
    August 3, 2020 12:54 pm

    Thank you for the tutorial. I got stuck at the yoke — moving the marker threw me off! I’m ready to give it another try.

  2. Alicia Shaw permalink
    June 20, 2020 1:33 am

    Just about to purchase on Ravelry & it was $ not £

    • June 22, 2020 12:10 pm

      Hi Alicia – We are a 2 person business, 1/2 in Canada and 1/2 in the UK, we did have to choose one currency to charge in and the majority of our customers are in the US so we do charge in USD.

  3. Meshey permalink
    June 19, 2020 6:41 am

    I have just purchased the live note pattern in Ravelry. Where do I access the tutorial please? I am excited to begin!

    • June 22, 2020 12:09 pm

      Hi Maria – The post you’ve commented on is the start of the tutorial, just click the section links to get to the other parts.

  4. Jacki Newey permalink
    June 18, 2020 12:30 pm

    Wow, thank you for producing the tutorial. Hi have knitted one and have two more requests from family to knit one for them. The tutorial will certainly help!
    Jacki Newey

  5. Michelle M kuehlhorn permalink
    June 18, 2020 10:42 am

    Beautiful pattern One day when I find a full-time job position I was laid-off
    in April

  6. .judy penney permalink
    June 18, 2020 6:25 am

    looks like fun. would love to do on a knitting machine

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