Grand Large


Grand Large is a sweater for women and men, one of those timeless designs that you must have in your wardrobe. Although it looks quite simple, it offers in fact cute details that make it interesting. With its textured elbow patches and its buttoned enveloppe sleeves, it is a real must-have! Knit it in a beautiful solid colour, or a slightly variegated one, using a neutral shade or on the contrary a vibrant one, add some stripes on the body… And create a sweater that will suit your needs, moods or activities. You will indeed find some beautiful interpretations of this pattern on its Ravelry page.

Designed to follow feminie curves, however it can be easily adapted to knit a unisex version. For this, you only have to ignore the increases and decreases on the body. And if you feel like knitting this pattern for your whole family, you can also find the baby and children versions here: (Tout) Petit Large and Petit Large.

This sweater is knitted from the bottom up, in one piece, without seaming. You will directly pick up stitches on the sleeve holes before shaping the shoulders using short rows.

This listing is for the knitting pattern (pdf) of the sweater Grand Large (in French and in English).

This pattern is now also available in japanese at Atelier Knits!


  • XS-S-M [L-XL-2XL-3XL] for a finished bust circumference of 78-82-89 [100-110-118-126 cm] / 31-32-35 [39-43-46-50] inches.


  • 24 stitches x 32 rows = 10 cm in stockinette stitch


  • Stockinette stitch in the round and flat
  • Twisted 1/1 rib

Yarn & Notions:

  • 3-3-3 [3-4-4-4] skeins of Pimprenelle by Graine de Laine (100% mérinos – 400m / 100g) or 800-900-1000 [1100-1200-1300-1400] meters / 850-930-1050 [1150-1300-1420-1500] yards of any fingering or sport weight yarn that gives you the correct gauge
  • Circular needles to get the correct gauge (suggested size: 4 mm/US#6)
  • Circular needles, one size smaller
  • If you don’t use magic loop: a set of DPNs or a small circular needle, same size
  • 3 buttons
  • Stitch markers


  • Knit in the round
  • 3 needle bind-off
  • Short rows
  • Increase and decrease
  • Read a very simple chart for the elbow patches

Note : all the techniques used are detailed in the pattern.

SKU: LCT-PAT-010 Categories: , Tags: , , , , Yarn Weight: Fingering, Sport