Knitting, SweetGeorgia

Presanella by Kristen TenDyke

“I absolutely love the pockets in this sweater! And the Brioche stitch at the hem of the body, but I think it’s the pockets that make it really an extra cozy sweater. The brioche adds some weight and subtle flare to the hem of the sweater and there are the cables in the center of the pockets that make them more visually interesting, and warmer.” – Kristen

Presanella, from our Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 collection, by Kristen TenDyke is the perfect “everyday” cardigan. Like a dream in our Superwash Worsted, it lends itself well for curling up by the fire or out on a hike. Knit seamlessly with fun techniques, such as seamless pockets and a tubular cast-on and bind-off (look for video tutorials on this in the coming weeks), this unisex sweater is just the ticket for every knitter’s fall wardrobe.

The sleeves and body are knit separately from the bottom up to the underarm where they are joined and worked together for the yoke. Stitches are held for the pocket linings while knitting the body, then picked up and knit in the round on dpns after the body and yoke are completed. The buttonband and collar stitches are picked up and knit in the Brioche Pattern, while working short rows to shape the collar. It’s a guaranteed skill-builder pattern, while also being fun and delightfully textural.


32 ¼ (36 ¼, 40 ¼, 44 ¼, 48 ¼, 52 ¼, 56 ¼)” / 82 (92, 102, 112.5, 122.5, 132.5, 143) cm bust circumference
Shown in 36 ¼” / 92 cm size. Recommended ease: 1–2″ / 2.5–5 cm positive ease

6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Worsted in Black Plum (200 yd / 182 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 100% superwash merino wool)

Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 32″ / 80 cm long
Size 6 US / 4 mm set of four or five double-pointed needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Waste yarn, cable needle, markers, locking st markers, yarn needle, six 1″ / 2.5 cm buttons

18 sts and 22 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
14 sts and 22 brioche rows (see notes) = 4″ / 10 cm in Brioche pattern stitch

You can find Presanella, either as an individual pattern or as part of our Fall with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 eBook, on our website HERE and on Ravelry. Be sure to visit Kristen TenDyke’s website for more info on her beautiful work and share your finished projects on social media with the hashtags #sweetgeorgiayarns and #fallwithsweetgeorgia!


About Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fibre! When not knitting, writing, editing, or researching, she fills the time raising two girls, two dogs, and one husband in Tennessee.

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