Top-down, seamless open-front sweater with faux “cables” down the front. Designed for a wide range of sizes, this quick knit is both flattering and versatile.



Knit a sweater in four days? It’s true! Stillwater became known as the “4 Day Sweater” after a marathon knitting weekend, completing the entire sweater – start to finish – in four days. Worked top-down and seamless with lovely “faux” cables down the front (no cabling required!), Stillwater is an easy-to-wear favorite that you’ll knit in no time. (You can read about the 4-day knitting adventure here.)

For the baby/child version, see Waterfall Sweater here.
For the matching hat, see Waterfall Beanie here.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Sizes: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 52)” bust. NOTE: Designed to knit your actual bust size with the finished result fitting well around the shoulders/sleeves/back (little to no ease) and a comfortable fit at the front that does not close

Gauge: 20 stitches and 24 rows over 4″ in stockinette (row gauge is as important as stitch gauge)


Worsted | Brooklyn Tweed Shelter | 140 yards per 50 g | Targhee-Columbia Wool


Worsted | The Fibre Company Cumbria | 238 yards per 100 g | 60% Merino wool, 30% masham wool and 10% mohair

720 (775, 828, 900, 972, 1045, 1125, 1210, 1300, 1456) yards

*Yarn substitutions may create different results. Silk, alpaca and slippery yarns are not recommended.


  • US Size 6/4mm (32”) circular needle (Body)
  • US Size 4/3.5mm (40”) circular needle (Ribbing)
  • US Size 6/4mm (12”) circular needle (Sleeves)
  • US Size 4/3.5mm (12”) circular needle (Sleeve ribbing)

*NOTE: For some knitters, a size 7 needle was more appropriate for gauge. Please knit a gauge swatch and determine the best needle size for your project to get both stitch and row gauge. Sample knit in Shelter was on a size 6 needle; sample knit in Cumbria required a size 7 needle – be sure to knit a gauge swatch.

Additional Supplies: Darning needle to weave in ends, stitch markers, waste yarn, blocking pins and blocking mat

Finished Measurements

Actual measurement around back and sides of bust — 27 (28.5, 30.5, 32.5, 34.5, 36, 37, 39.5, 42.5,44.5)” – keep in mind that these measurements are designed to fit bust sizes 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44,46, 48, 52)” without closing at the front

Sleeve at widest point 11 (11½, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 17½)”

Length of body from underarm 15”