Portobello pattern
Portobello pattern
Portobello pattern
Portobello pattern
Portobello pattern

Portobello pattern

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An all over lace stitch crewneck sweater with double jersey cuffs.

Great thrown over a bikini or worn with a contrast coloured vest.  A slouchy fit and a great layering option as the seasons change.

Intermediate level

Skills required: you will need to be able to work a simple lace stitch and tubular hem and be able to pick up stitches.


Yarn:  We used Wool and the Gang – Shiny happy Cotton  (100g = 142m/155y) – Aran weight for this pattern but you could use any aran weight yarn of a similar tension.

Quantities: 6:6:6:7:7:8:8:8 balls or see size chart for approx. total meterage/ yardage

Colour: Bazaar Orange


Using 5mm (US 8) straight needles  in lace  Pattern  15sts x 21rows  10cm x 10cm


1 pair of 5mm (US 8) straight needles

1 x circular needle 5mm (US 8) 40cm long

Waste yarn or stitch holders

Stitch markers or safety pins

Tapestry needle for sewing up


Sizes to Fit:

UK Size 6 
Chest: 76cm / 30in
Actual Chest: 83cm / 32¾in
Length: 53cm / 21in
You will need: 760m / 832y

UK Size 8 
Chest: 81cm / 32in
Actual Chest: 89cm / 35in
Length: 54cm / 21in
You will need: 810m / 886y

UK Size 10 
Chest: 86cm / 34in
Actual Chest: 93cm / 36¾
Length: 57cm / 22½in
You will need: 848m / 928y

UK Size 12 
Chest: 91cm / 36in
Actual Chest: 87cm / 38in
Length: 60cm / 23
You will need: 900m / 985y

UK Size 14 
Chest: 96cm / 38in
Actual Chest: 103cm / 40

Length: 61.5cm / 24¼in
You will need: 967m/1058y

UK Size 16 
Chest: 102cm / 40in
Actual Chest: 107cm / 42in
Length: 63cm / 24¾in
You will need: 760m/832y

UK Size 18 
Chest: 107cm / 42in
Actual Chest: 113cm / 44½in
Length: 65cm / 25½in
You will need: 1052m / 1151y

UK Size 20 
Chest: 112cm / 44in
Actual Chest: 117cm / 46in
Length: 67cm / 26¼in 
You will need: 1112m / 1217y



As seen in Simply Knitting magazine issue 191