I was 12 years old when my mother bought me an elastic T-shirt made of fabric with holes simulating openwork. It was a special little shop that sold both clothes and home accessories. The store closed, but when I pass by that store I remember the emotion of what I experienced when my mother bought me that T-shirt from the show window. That T-shirt has inspired this design.


1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) with final measurement of the tee after blocking of bust width of de 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160) cm/ 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”. A positive ease of 10-15 cm/ 4-6” is recommended.

See the tabs below for more information on construction notes, level of difficulty, prerequisites, materials and gauge.


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Sia is a knitting pattern that you can knit as a tee or sweater with an original construction in which you will create a knot with the openwork.

A garment that undoubtedly stands out for its loop/ knot construction created with the German short row technique.

What does it mean to knit a garment?

A garment knitted by you is much more than just something to wear. It accumulates many sensations that will accompany you when you wear it: where, when with whom you knitted it, where you bought the wool, what you learned when you knitted it etc.

Above all, this pattern includes a lot of step-by-step videos so that you feel accompanied in those more challenging stitches. It is a very detailed pattern with charts, following a row by row description of the charts.

In the knitting pattern you will find the instructions to knit it in 8 sizes. 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) with final measurement of the tee after blocking of bust width of de 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160) cm/ 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”. A positive ease of 10-15 cm/ 4-6” is recommended.

Recommendations for enyoing Sia tee & Sweater lace knitting pattern

I do recommend that you have an intermediate level of knitting, so you don’t get frustrated. If you are a very beginner, you may find it frustrating and that is the last thing I would like.

The pattern has been tech edited to check for any mistakes and tested by several testers to make sure they could follow it without any problems. You can check out their results on my IG profile and also on the projects that are on Ravelry.

If you want more information go to the construction notes, prerequisites, materials and gauge tabs above.

Happy knitting experience!

If you would like to purchase the #siateesweater lace knitting pattern and learn how to create the knot you can do so here:


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Construction notes:

The cover photo shows the garment worn in two positions. The pattern is described so that the front is the crossover part and the back is plain. You can then decide to wear it the other way round or alternate depending on the occasion. The garment is constructed top down, knitting flat in parts. It consists of the following sections:

  1. Right front. The entire front is knitted in one piece. To form the curvature that will later create the knot, the German short row technique is used.
  2. Left front. Analogous to the right.
  3. Once the front is finished, the shoulder stitches are picked up and the back is knitted top down.
  4. Finally, the seams that make up the knot are made and the garment is finished.
  5. For the sweater, the body stitches are picked up and the sleeve is knitted.

Difficulty Level

Pattern has been tech edited.

What do you need to know?

To knit, purl, make increases and decreases. To work flat. Support videos and photos are also provided.



  • Yarn: Katia Missouri– 50gr; 145m (159 yds). 60% cotton, 40% Acrylic
  • Amount: 4 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of 50 gr
  • Total in m: 580 (580, 580, 725, 870, 870, 1.015, 1.015) m
  • Total in yds: 636 (636, 636, 795, 954, 954, 1.113, 1.113) yds


  • Yarn: Katia Concept Essential Alpaca– 50 gr; 80 m (87 yds). 70% Alpaca, 30% wool
  • Amount: 10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15) skeins of 50 gr
  • Total in m: 800 (800, 880, 960, 1.040, 1.120, 1.200, 1.200) m
  • Total in yds: 870 (870, 957, 1.044, 1.131, 1.218, 1.305, 1.305) yds

Materials for tee & sweater
4mm (US 6) needles
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Tapestry needle


In a 10 x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) square you should have 17 sts and 25 rows. Knit the swatch with the lace stitch and block it.


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