Ella Tunic – Cabled Knitted Sweater Pattern

Hey, beautiful one! Thanks for stopping by the blog. I have such a gorgeous treat for you today… Check out this lovely knitted, cabled sweater dress pattern (tunic) by Emily Walton: ELLA

I mean… those cables. LOVE!! It features beautiful short sleeves that are great for different types of weather.

The body is 2×2 ribbing which shows off your lovely figure.

It comes in multiple sizes too! Sizes include: XS, (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)/28″, (32″, 36″, 40″, 44″, 48″) bust and 27″, (28″, 28.5″, 29″, 29.5″, 30″) length. Sizes allow for 0-2″ of negative ease. Sample shown in size S on a 34” bust.

It’s made in our Brick colorway – Alpaca Silk Dk yarn base. Softly glowing, beautifully draping and long-wearing. We have hundreds of colorways that rotate through frequently – choose any you love!

Notes From the Designer:

•This pattern was inspired by my friend Ella and a sweater dress that she has. I toned down the different textures in hers to one center cable panel that runs up the front, and a small stand-alone cable on each sleeve. The rest of the piece is knit in 2×2 rib, both to accentuate the cables and to emphasize the wearer’s figure. Shorter sleeves make this a transitional piece that can be worn through the fall, winter (with long sleeves underneath) and spring.
•All waist shaping in this pattern is handled by changing needle sizes to avoid interrupting the ribbing pattern, so no increases or decreases in the waist section!
•In order to give some structure to the dress, this pattern is knit from the bottom up in pieces and seamed together.
•Have fun pairing this piece with boots or leggings and show off your fun side!
•In order to show off the cable work, this piece is best knit in a solid or tonal color. When using hand-dyed yarns, make sure to alternate skeins every couple of rows to avoid color pooling.

Alright, without further ado, here is the link to go grab this knitted tunic pattern! Have a wonderful day!

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By | 2019-01-04T13:51:17+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Finished Objects, Knitting, Knitting Patterns|7 Comments


  1. Beth M January 4, 2019 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I would love to learn how to knit better then I currently do , I can only to the Standard Knit stitch and I have a hard time understanding some of the patternes so that is my goal for 2019

  2. Teva January 4, 2019 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    I love your patterns, thank you!

  3. ToniAnne Tillotson DeSantis January 4, 2019 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    This is great! I like long sweaters, and I have the goal of making my first sweaters this year… soooooooo scared here! But this is so lovely I think I’ll add it to my to do sweater list. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.

  4. Lesley Slate January 8, 2019 at 4:38 am - Reply

    I want to learn to weave in ends

  5. Shirley January 17, 2019 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    I want to learn beading in knitting. I love the look of it!

  6. Tammy January 17, 2019 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Chandi, back in October I discovered your Riverwalk poncho on Ravelry. This took me to your website where I found the most stunning photographs of my favorite thing, yarn. I quickly ordered a November mystery yarn, cozy conversations. Just lovely. A few weeks later, on Facebook, you mentioned your first blog post. I decided to start at the beginning. Today, I finished reading through your blog. I thoroughly enjoyed watching you and your business grow. I already love yarn and your upbeat, welcoming style of writing adds even more warm fuzzies to that feeling. Then there are the glimpses into your struggles. We all have them and I found your insights to be inspiring. Tim’s photography is fabulous, you are beautiful inside and out, and your yarn is gorgeous. Thank you. I look forward to following you.
    You can find me on Ravelry as tlauerman.

    • Chandi January 18, 2019 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      Tammy, thank you for the lovely and thoughtful reply! This makes my heart sing. 😊😊😊

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