Snowfall Sweater Knitting Pattern

Hello Knitters!  Today, I am sharing my 2019 Holiday sweater — The Snowfall Sweater!

Continue on to read through my inspiration, why I love this sweater, and why I love this yarn!  To skip ahead straight to the pattern — scroll to the bottom of this page.

Snowfall Sweater Knitting Pattern closeup

Behind the Design

The inspiration for this sweater comes from the very first snowfall of the season.  I’ve always considered it to be a magical event.  It’s always so peaceful and truly marks the transition from seasons.  It also generally means Christmas is around the corner 🙂

I had a very specific idea in mind for this sweater and it took quite a few iterations to get it just how I wanted.  I redid the yoke so many times I lost count!  It took a but of trial and error be sure that the colorwork was simple enough but still had a detailed appearance.

Snowfall Sweater Knitting Pattern Back view

Snowfall Sweater Knitting Pattern front view

Tips and Tricks

Another important thing was making sure this sweater was easy and enjoyable to make.  it is worked completely in-the-round, from the top down, and the sleeves and neckline are worked right into it meaning you won’t have to pick up any stitches or sew any seams!

If you have worked colorwork before, this sweater will be a piece of cake!  If you aren’t familiar with working stranded colorwork, don’t be afraid.  It’s a lot easier than it looks.  I have some good recommendations for getting started here and here.

Snowfall Sweater Knitting Pattern back image 3

Choosing the Perfect Size

This sweater is graded for sizes XS-3XL and designed with a slightly relaxed fit.  I made sure to make it not too oversized so you can easily size down if you want a more snug-fit.

If you need help choosing a size, I am 6’ tall with a 34” bust, 36” hips, and am pictured wearing a size small with 6” of positive ease.  This means that the bust measurement of the sweater is 6″ greater than my actual bust size.  For example, if your bust is 43” you would wear a size Large. If you prefer your sweaters to fit more snug, choose a size that is less than 4” larger than your bust measurement.  Use the measurements below to help you decide!

XS, (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Finished Bust/Chest Circumference: 36, (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)

Finished Length: 24, (25, 25, 26, 26, 27, 27)

Note:  if you are making this sweater as a gift — choose a sweater that you know the receiver likes to wear, lay it out flat, and measure the width of the bust at the widest point!


Another way that I made this sweater easy and fun to knit is by using larger needles!  This helps the sweater work up faster and really shows off the colorwork as you knit.  The yarn used is Lion Brand Color Made Easy — a bulky category 5 yarn.  Any bulky category 5 yarn will work as long as you make sure the gauge matches up!

I’ve added the full materials list below:

3, (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls / 741, (988, 988, 988, 988, 1235, 1235) yards of Lion Brand Color Made Easy Yarn (shown in Shade as the Main Color)

1, (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball / 247, (247, 247, 247, 247, 247, 247) yards of Lion Brand Color Made Easy Yarn (shown in Birch as the Accent Color)

Size 10.5 US (6.5 mm) 32” or larger circular needles NOTE: For larger sizes, you may want a longer circular needle when working the large number of stitches on the yoke.

Size 10.5 US (6.5 mm) double pointed needles (or long circular needle for magic loop)

Size 10 US (6 mm) 24” circular needles

Size 10 US (6 mm) double pointed needles (or long circular needle for magic loop)

Stitch holders or scrap yarn

Stitch Markers

Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Snowfall Sweater Knitting Pattern front full view

The Pattern

This sweater was lucky enough to be selected as part of the 12 Weeks of Christmas collection with Lion Brand Yarn.  This means that you can shop the kit on their website alongside 11 other holiday inspired designs!

You may also shop the patterns individually on Ravelry or in my Etsy Shop!

Shop the kit with Lion Brand Yarn HERE

Shop the pattern on Ravelry HERE

Shop the pattern on Etsy HERE

I hope that you enjoy this pattern!  If you make it and want to show it off on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #originallylovely so I can see your work!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

With Love, Kaitlin

Snowfall Sweater front view smile

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