Pattern Download



Skill Level


What You Get

  • Digital Pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates

How it works

  • This pattern was designed by a Bluprint independent design partner!
  • You'll purchase through PayPal and all profits go to the designer.
  • After purchase find your pattern in your pattern library.

Pattern Details

All photographs copyright Jonathan Herzog 2013 and used with permission. Technical Editing by Elizabeth Sullivan. Alta is what happened when I tried to imagine an updated version of the old-school ski sweater, done in a way that flatters the figure. It has a few modern updates, but will still keep you toasty warm all winter. The luscious wool-silk blend in a large, modern turtleneck positively cuddles your neck. The longer sleeves do the same for your wrists. The cables are intricate enough to be interesting but aren't fussy, lending a classic look to this longer sweater. Vertical waist shaping darts keep everything supremely flattering. The combination of lace and cablework gives the sweater a somewhat delicate feel. And of course, the yarn can't be beat. Spirit Trail Fibreworks Birte is a glorious blend of wool and silk that lends just the right drape, color depth, and sheen to this classic sweater. Should you desire to substitute yarn, please choose a yarn that produces a slightly springy, drapey fabric at gauge. Alta is constructed in pieces from the bottom up, with set-in sleeves. The neckline is picked up and worked after seaming. Vertical darts enable easy customization to fit your needs. Should you desire less waist shaping than specified, either omit the shaping rows entirely, or omit/reduce only the shaping on the front of the sweater. Bustier women can work more increases on the front of the sweater, and not in the back. Extra stitches should be decreased into the neckline. As with all patterns, compare the schematic against your own measurements and make alterations as necessary. Thanks so much for your support! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, purl, increase, decrease, CO, BO, follow written instructions, follow charted instructions GAUGE 22 sts and 30 rows = 4'' in St st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust: 301?2 (32, 34, 361?2, 381?2, 40, 42, 461?2, 50, 541?2)"/77.5 (81.5, 86.5, 92.5, 98, 101.5, 106.5, 118, 127, 138.5) cm Length: 211?2 (221?4, 223?4, 231?4, 24, 241?2, 25, 253?4, 261?2, 27)"/54.5 (56.5, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63.5, 65.5, 67.5, 68.5) cm PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Spirit Trail Fibreworks Birte COLORWAY Graphite

Recommended with this pattern

  • 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) hanks Spirit Trail Fiberworks Birte
  • US #6/4 mm straight or circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One US #6/4 mm circular needle, 24'' or shorter, for neckline

Sold by

Amy Herzog Designs
Amy Herzog Designs
Amy Herzog loves helping knitters create garments they love to wear. She is the creator of the CustomFit sweater pattern generator and the Knitter’s Toolbox app of handy knitting calculators, as well as the author of Knit to Flatter, Knit Wear Love, and You Can Knit That (STC Craft). She teaches across the country and here on, and has appeared on American Public Television's "Knit and Crochet Now". Her designs have been published in Rowan, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Twist Collective, and more. Find out more at