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URSINA is a classic sweater with simple construction and unique detailing. A rework of my URSA sweater pattern, which was designed for bulky weight yarn in 9 sizes, this new pattern has been graded for both sport and worsted weight in 12 sizes. The sweater is constructed from the top-down with raglan shaping for the sleeves, optional horizontal bust darts in 6 cup sizes, and instructions and yardage details for cropped or full length. Like the original pattern, URSINA includes directions to try it on as you work and notations to help you tweak the size according to your preference.


Click here to download a free PDF with all the pattern details, including sizing information, yarn requirements, gauge and needles, and a full schematic.

Click here to view the test knitting round up on my blog, showing the sweater in a range of sizes, modifications, and bodies.

Click here to view the #UrsinaSweater hashtag on Instagram to connect with other knitters who have made this pattern for yarn ideas and styling inspiration!


Recommended yarn: 
This sweater is designed for either a sport or worsted weight wool/wool blend. I used Magpie Fibers Marled Nest Sport (350 yds/100 g) and Magpie Fibers Nest (210 yds/100 g), a non-superwash 100% domestic Corriedale wool. These yarns have a light, bouncy hand with great memory and stitch definition.

Other suitable yarns:


Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport
Briggs & Little Sport
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport

Quince & Co. Chickadee
Sincere Sheep Cormo Sport
Retrosaria Vovó

The Farmers Daughter Fibers Recollect
Little Skein in the Big Wool Harvest
La Bien Aimée Helix (held double)


Peace Fleece Worsted
Briggs & Little Regal
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted
Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner

Custom Woolen Mills Field & Forage
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted
Quite & Co. Lark
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

Little Skein in the Big Wool Targhee Sweater
Ritual Dyes Elder
Stone Wool Cormo
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Windham

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