Pattern Information

UPDATE: All sizes closed by 48 (52, 55, 58 ½, 61 ½)" / 67.5 ( 69, 71, 72, 73) cm.

Charade Brioche Pullover is a build your own sweater adventure. This pattern shows ten examples of how this pattern can be worked up.

You can work the larger trim motif in the pattern or the smaller alternative chart (not in pattern). You can work the Audrey Hepburn inspired stand up neck, or a wide, short turtle neck, or a crew neck. 

You will be guided, based on your high chest measurement, to a set of measurements with the cross-back, armhole depth, upper arm and cap set for you. From there you can tweak everything from the number of motifs (large or small) used at the hip and cuff, the fit of the waist and chest, the number of decreases to the waist front and back, the sleeve length, and more. It’s all up to you!

Not ready for customization? No problem, you can also knit the sweater as designed by following the pattern.

Finished Measurements:

Bust: (after seaming): 30 ½ (34 ½, 37 ½, 41 ½) (44 ¾, 48, 52) (55, 58 ½, 61 ½) / 77 (88, 95, 105) (113.5, 122, 132) (140, 149, 156) cm.
Length: 22 ¼ (23, 23 ¾, 24 ¾) (25 ¼, 26 ½, 27 ¼ ) (28, 28 ¼, 28 ¾) / 56.5 (58.5, 60.5, 63) (64, 67.5, 69) (71, 72, 73) cm.

NOTE: Intended to be worn with 0-3" / 0-5 cm positive ease.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Platform

    • Copy of Welcome to Patty's Education Site

    • Copy of General Video Sweater Class FAQ

    • Your Tester Journey

  • 2

    Pattern & Tools


  • 3


    • Picking Your Size — What Size Should I Knit?

    • Body Measurments

    • Planning it Out

    • Working with the Customizing Spreadsheet

    • Customizing Tools

    • Swatching

  • 4

    Working Your Sweater

    • Brioche Two Color Cast On

    • Modify to Work in the Round

    • Brioche Increases & Decreases (Patty's unvented)

    • Sloped BO (Basic Skill)

  • 5

    Finishing Tips

    • Blocking (Flat and in the Round)

    • Shoulder seam

    • Set in a sleeve (Basic Skill)

    • Seaming & Setting in a Sleeve in the Round

    • Seaming the Side & Hem

    • Picking Up Neck Stitches

    • Two Color Braided Bind Off

  • 6

    Final Feedback

    • Final Survey (required for completion)

What Students Are Saying About Patty's Classes

  • To anyone who’s on the fence about joining this class: Just do it! We haven’t even started the KAL, and I feel like I’ve already gotten well over the $28-worth of learning. - Lizzie

  • It is extremely hard not to write a book with all that I have learned about knitting a sweater and being able to modify the pattern to my preferences. Patty is a wonderful teacher who really encourages the knitter to try and figure things out on their own . . . but always there with her ever watchful eye. - Mary

  • The videos so far have been incredible. The way I figure it, I’ve already learned enough to feel like the class is a great big bargain. - Elizabeth


Patty Lyons

PATTY LYONS is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the "why" not just the "how" in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Patty designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter's Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, Creative Knitting, and Twist Collective. Patty also is a regular contributor to Modern Daily Knitting where she writes a knitter’s advice column: "Ask Patty." Patty's designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles, Sugar Bush and Willow Yarns. Patty has helped thousands of knitters become confident, mindful knitters who take control of their stitches!