Pattern Information

Finished Measurements:

Chest: 33 (35, 39 ½, 43, 46, 50, 54)“ / 42 (44, 50, 55, 58, 64, 69)cm

Front Length: 23 (23 ¼, 23 ¾, 24 ¼, 24 ¾, 25 ¼, 25 ½)” / 58 (59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65)cm from lowest edge of short row hem.

Shown in size 33”/42cm

worn with 2" of negative ease at 

Techniques taught in this pattern include:

  • Lateral Braid
  • Short row shirt tail & reverse shirt tail
  • Working lace from a chart
  • Improved ways to work lace stitches
  • Shaping in lace
  • icord bind off
  • Top down short row sleeve cap AND MORE
Watch Intro Video

Course curriculum - Learn at Your Own Pace!

  • 1

    Before We Get Started

    • Welcome to Patty's Education Site

    • General Video Sweater Class FAQ

    • How to Set Up Your Ravelry Project Page (optional, for those on Ravelry)

    • How to Add Your Pattern to Your Ravelry Library

  • 2

    🧶Introduction: PATTERN & FAQ

    • 🧶TORTOLA PATTERN PDF 🧶

    • ❓Tortola FAQ - CHECK HERE BEFORE POSTING A QUESTION

  • 3

    Tortola Intro - Size and Gauge

    • Lesson 1 - Introduction & Getting Started

    • Lesson 2 - Gauge Introduction

    • Lesson 3 - How To Swatch

    • Lesson 4 - Can't Match Stitch Gauge

    • Timesaver Tip: Working with a Practice Swatch

  • 4

    Part 1. Chapter One: Lace and Stitches

    • Lesson 1 - Lace Introduction

    • Lesson 2 - One Move SSK (Basic Skill)

    • Lesson 3 - Lace Tricks

    • Lesson 4 - Combination & Eastern Skills for Tortola

    • Lesson 5 - LLI & RLI (Basic Skill)

    • Lesson 6 - SSP (Basic Skill)

  • 5

    Part 2. Chapter One: Back Planning and Modification

    • Lesson 1 - Sweater Back intro

    • Lesson 2 - Back Sweater Mapping

  • 6

    Part 2. Chapter Two: Working The Back

    • Lesson 1 - Pattern reading Tips

    • Lesson 2 - Casting On: Improve Long Tail

    • Lesson 3 - The Lateral Braid

    • Lesson 4 - Short Row Shirt Tail Hem

    • Lesson 5 - Shaping in Lace

    • Lesson 6 - Shape Shoulder & Neck

    • Lesson 7 - Blocking the Back

  • 7

    Part 3. Chapter One: Front Planning and Modification

    • Lesson 1 - Front Intro

    • Lesson 2 - Sweater Mapping Front

  • 8

    Part 3. Chapter Two: Working The Front

    • Lesson 3 - Casting on the Reverse Shirt Tail Hem

  • 9

    Part 3. Chapter One: Finishing

    • Lesson 1 - Shoulder Seams (Basic Skill)

    • Lesson 2 - Seaming the Lateral Braid

    • Lesson 3 - Mattress Stitch (Basic Skill)

  • 10

    Part 3. Chapter Two: Neck Edge

    • Lesson 1 - Picking up the Neck Edge

    • Lesson 2 - iCord Bindoff

  • 11

    Part 3. Chapter Three: Sleeves

    • Lesson 1 - Sleeve Options

    • Lesson 2 - Picking up Stitches

    • Lesson 3 - Short Row Sleeve Cap

    • Lesson 4 - Tightening the Pickup Row

    • Lesson 5 - Sleeve Variations

    • CONGRATS!!!

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

Instructor

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!

What's Included?

A fully written, and charted pattern with a full video sweater class. NEVER EXPIRES! Includes:

  • Hours of video tutorials, as well as sweater modification tutorials for: gauge, sizing, altering length, neck, sleeves, hips, chest - you name it!

  • Ask the teacher discussion boards. I'll be here with you every step of the way. Want to share with other knitters? We also have a community group to share photos and fun.

  • Fully accessible class with subtitles in english (other languages available upon request), large text braille reader ready pattern. Pattern includes both char

Is the class perfect for me?

Yes! If you're ready to learn!

I am often asked to name the "level" of a class. If you can knit, purl, cast on and bind off, know simple increases and decreases AND are willing to learn - YOU CAN DO IT! Don't let arbitrary labels hold you back from knitting the sweater of your dreams. Remember, the course content is yours for LIFE and never expires, so take your time and grow your skills