Sweater Design: Seamless Sleeveless Top


“As a new knitter, I was apprehensive taking on a custom sweater class, but I couldn’t imagine a better person to dive in with! Sarah’s instructions were adaptable to my learning style and she was available for questions and feedback which was a relief. I am so happy with how my custom sweater turned out and I learned so much along the way!”
– Brittnee S

No seams. 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?)

Think you aren’t ready to design your own knitwear?

Think again!

(class is available both in person and on Zoom)

SKU: Sweater Design Seamless Sleeveless Top Category:


In this 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.

This class was originally intended for knitters, but an adventurous crocheter would be more than welcome!

Our inspiration garment is a long-time favorite from Sarah’s closet: a simple shell with timeless style from Eddie Bauer. The sleeveless top features a simple outline, a gently curved neck, shoulder shaping, and good coverage (nobody gets to see my bra unless they’re buying me dinner).

If you select the Zoom session, please make sure you have read How to Zoom ahead of time.
Established patrons* of Sarah Peasley Handknitter’s Patreon community are eligible for a discount based on their subscription level!
*patrons for four months or more

Four sessions will cover:

  1. project planning, swatching, and getting started
  2. armhole shaping
  3. neck and shoulder shaping
  4. joining shoulders; adding neckband and armbands

Skill level

Adventurous Beginner

Supplies Needed:  

  • yarn (to be determined at first session, but please
  • bring any yarns you are thinking about using
    needles (appropriate for the yarn chosen)
  • flexible measuring tape
  • yarn needle
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders or scrap yarn to hold shoulder stitches
  • coilless safety pins
  • scissors
  • calculator
  • pen or pencil
  • ALSO, if you have any, PLEASE bring in one or more sleeveless tops that fit you nicely (we’re looking for any or all of the following: something that fits you nicely across the shoulders and/or around the body, a pleasing neckline, a flattering armhole, the perfect body length – you will use the measurements from these samples as a starting point for the pattern for your sweater).