Custom Fit Sweater: Boxy Drop Shoulder


Dates: 4 sessions TBD (4 sessions total)

Simple stockinette stitch. Minimal shaping. A gorgeous, knit-to-fit sweater. What’s not to love? (Okay. You’ll have to make a swatch. And yeah, there’s a teeny tiny bit of math. But besides that, what’s not to love?)

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In this new version of Sarah’s Custom Fit Sweater Design series, you’ll learn, as always, how to make a beautiful sweater to fit beautiful YOU. AND as always, you’ll take away skills and worksheets and the confidence to help you on your journey to a perfect fit.

Our inspiration garment this time is a lightweight, drapey sweater from Sarah’s closet (from J Jill a few seasons back, but the style is timeless, if you ask me). This boxy, loose-fitting sweater features sloped drop shoulders, with slits at the sides that separate a high-hip front length from a low-hip back length.

We’ll work the body pieces from the bottom up so you can just knit (and purl) away to your heart’s content. You’ll learn about German short rows for the shoulder shaping, picking up and working a drop shoulder sleeve from the body down (no sleeve cap!), selvedge stitches, and a couple of simple seams.

Four sessions will cover

  1. project planning, yarn and color selection, and swatching
  2. shoulder shaping and neck shaping
  3. sleeves
  4. finishing


  • All knitting class sessions will take place online via Zoom at the appointed times only, and will not be recorded.
  • A Zoom link will be emailed to each student 24 hours prior to each upcoming class session.
  • The online instruction will consist of two windows: one with Sarah’s smiling face, and one with on-camera close-ups for demonstration purposes. Each student’s smiling face will also be viewable in a window.
  • Each student will be responsible for using Zoom (super easy by clicking on a link) on an electronic device that is large enough for the instructor window and demonstration window to be clearly viewed.
  • No refunds.

Skill level

  • Adventurous beginner
  • MUST be comfortable with both knitting and purling

Materials needed

  • Yarn:
    • to be determined at first session, but please bring any yarns you are thinking about using. Sarah is thinking about a fine lightweight yarn knit on larger-than-the-yarn-calls-for needles, to achieve a fabric that is open and super drapey.
  • Needles:
    • needles (larger than usual for the yarn chosen, or whatever floats your boat)
  • Notions:
    • flexible measuring tape
    • stitch markers
    • stitch holders or scrap yarn to hold shoulder stitches
    • coilless safety pins
    • yarn needle (for seaming and weaving in ends)
    • scissors
    • calculator
    • pen or pencil
    • optional: blocking wires and T-pins


  • None!