Let the knitting do all the work to create visual interest in this sweater. Knit from the top down on the bias, the simple stitch pattern looks totally different by adding increases and decreases! This sweater is designed to be worked with a good amount of positive ease but worn a little shorter, hitting just below the navel.

What's covered in this workshop?

This Teachable course goes hand-in-hand with the included written Rusty Lines Sweater knitting pattern so you'll never be left wondering how to approach a section.Some of the techniques covered in this course are:

  • Swatching on the bias
  • Size modifications
  • Yoke Set up
  • Cable Cast On
  • Backwards loop cast on
  • Creating a CDD
  • Working the body triangles
  • Measuring the legth of your biased garment
  • German Short rows
  • Finishing

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Meet others working on Stolen Stitches projects and ask any questions in our dedicated Knithub forums.

Wondering About the Rusty Lines Sweater?

Press play on this video and Carol will explain pattern construction and some of the tips and techniques you'll find inside this learn to knit course:

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Meet Your Teacher

Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit.

She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.


AngieW. on Feb 21, 2020

This was my first KAL with Carol, and I couldn't have been more pleased. The design was so much fun to do with its unsual construction. It was extremely helpful to have all the tips and suggestions regarding fit and sizing up front, and thoughout the KAL. The yarn is dreamy. Amazing to work with and even better to wear. I am so happy with the results. I'll definitely be doing more KAL's with Carol.

Pattern Information


To Fit Actual Bust Circumference up to: 32.25 (35, 37.75, 40.5, 43.25, 46, 48.75, 51.5, 54.25)” / 82 (89, 96, 103, 110, 117, 124, 131, 138) cm.

5-7” / 12.5 - 18 cm of positive ease recommended.


Bust Circumference: 37.25 (40, 42.75, 45.5, 48.25, 51, 53.75, 56.5, 59.25)” / 94.5 (101.5, 108.5, 115.5, 122.5, 129.5, 136.5, 143.5, 150.5) cm.

Size 40” / 101.5 cm modelled with 5”/ 12.5 cm positive ease.

Length from Shoulder: 17.25 (17.5, 18, 18.5, 18.75, 19, 19.5, 20, 20.5)” / 44 (44.5, 45.5, 47, 47.5, 48.5, 49.5, 51, 52) cm.


Stolen Stitches ‘Nua Worsted’ (60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Linen; 109 yds / 100 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g); colour: Harvest Moon (9905), 9 (9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins

Approximate Yardage: 900 (967, 1041, 1125, 1198, 1260, 1352, 1450, 1554) yds / 826 (887, 955, 1033, 1100, 1157, 1240, 1330, 1425) m

This sweater is designed to be somewhat cropped, hitting 1.5” / 4 cm below the navel. If you want to alter the length this is an estimate of the difference this would make to yarn amounts.

Every 1” / 2.5 cm difference in length will change the yarn estimate by 35 (38, 40, 43, 45, 48, 51, 53, 56) yds / 32 (35, 37, 40, 42, 44, 47, 49, 51) m.


2 x US size 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, 32”/ 80 cm long (or longer for larger sizes)

US size 7 / 4.5 mm dpns if magic loop not used for sleeves

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.

Tapestry needle, 4 lockable stitch markers.


17 sts and 25 rows/rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St St

17 sts and 29 rows/rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Ridge Patt

23.2 sts and 22 rows/rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Ridge Patt measured on the bias

Ravelry Group

If you want to work along with other knitters on this project come join us at the dedicated Ravelry group.

Please do introduce yourself in the introduction thread!

Facebook Group

Did you know that Stolen Stitches also has a Facebook group? Come chat about the KAL on there as well.

Would you like a yarn kit?

Yarn kits are available for all of our project workshops. You can find the exact colour that Carol chose herself or choose from colour combinations provided.

Rusty Lines is knit with our Nua Worsted yarn. Nua’s secret lies in its unique blend of Merino, Yak, and Linen, designed with cables and textured stitches in mind. It can be described in two words - cosy luxury.