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  • Orla - Sweater

    About Orla

    Feminine, cozy, beautiful — Orla by Sloane Rosenthal is an ethereal autumn pullover, featuring simple twisting cables and openwork for stunning results.

    We’ve referred to this pullover as the “magic sweater” as the size 120 cm / 50.5” sample shown here is breathtaking on both of our radiant models, Laura and Jazzmin, whose full bust sizes are nearly 25 cm / 10” different. The only explanation we can come to is this sweater is literally made for everyone!

    Orla is made from the bottom up; the back and front are blocked and seamed, then the sleeves are picked up at the armholes and worked from the top down. Finally, the neckband is picked up and worked in the round, folded over and seamed for a stable and cozy finish for year-round wear.

    Designed for Hudson + West Co's Forge.


    Sloane Rosenthal

    Where to get it

    This listing is for the single PDF pattern. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.


    1 (2, 3, 4)
    103 (128.5, 152.5, 178) cm / 40.5 (50.5, 60, 70)” finished chest circumference. Pullover shown measures 128.5 cm / 50.5”, with 42 cm / 16.5” of positive ease on Laura and 21.5 cm / 8.5” of positive ease on Jazzmin.


    Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino, 30% U.S. Corriedale; 214 meters / 235 yards per 100 g / 3.5 oz.)

    5 (7, 8, 10) skeins

    Sample shown is knit in colorway Aspen.


    Size A (for body): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle, and spare needle of any length for three-needle bind off.

    Size B (for ribbing and neckband): US 5 [3.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle, and your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.

    Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


    21 sts and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] in charted patt on Size A needle, after blocking.


    • Cable needle (optional)
    • Darning needle
    • Stitch markers


    Increasing; decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; seaming; knitting in the round; picking up stitches; short rows (wrap + turn); three-needle bind off.

    103 (128.5, 152.5, 178) cm / 40.5 (50.5, 60, 70)” finished chest circumference.

    Sloane Rosenthal (she/her/hers) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. In addition to her line of self-published patterns, her knitwear designs have been featured in Interweave Knits, Knit.Wear, Wool Studio, and By Hand Serial. She is author of three knitwear pattern books, Independent Fabrication Volumes 1 and 2, and Wine Country Knits. A native of Washington, D.C., and briefly a devoted Californian, she lives in Boulder, Colorado with her family and a growing menagerie of horses, hamsters, and houseplants, where she runs H+W HQ West. Find more of her designs on Ravelry.

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