Bowline Sweater: Papercut Patterns




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AHOY to the perfect off-duty look. If you are looking for a knit pattern that goes beyond basic, look no further than Papercut Bowline sweater.  The pattern is easy to sew and can be done in a few hours. Scared of the pleat detail? guess what!


Papercut posted a tutorial. About my fabric. I had it on my stash for a while: a black and white stripped interlock knit. I don’t remember where I bought it but I wish I did because the quality is great. The fabric is lightweight and has a lovely drape. I didn’t have much so I played with placement of my stripes. I really love this pattern and I think the it can be easy be made in short sleeves or into a dress. Future plans?  Now let’s enjoy the sunshine. The weather in the UK is finally glorious.


  • This is such a cute version of this sweater. I’ve been dreaming about my own version of this since it was released.

  • great make! I love that the print on the cuffs are in different directions

  • Patricia Grundy

    I really love this look! It’s such a cute top! Just fab.

  • The perfect twist to the basic top! Love it!

  • I’ve this top in stripes, and I love these photos. You look like you are jumping for joy in the first one!

  • Tomasa

    Love this top on you. Beautiful!

  • Gosh, this is so cute! I impulsively bought the pattern the day it came out, but I haven’t found the time to make it. I’m supposed to clean up my flower bed today but I’m thinking maybe I’ll sew instead! 🙂

  • What a cute draped detail, and the stripes show it off especially well!

    • The pattern is so much fun to sew and indeed playing with fabric placement makes it even more fun

  • AriB

    Your version is gorgeous!