THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHTis worked in rounds seamlessly from top down. Neck shaping will be done with german short rows.

When short rows are finished, the whole sweater will be knitted on its wrong side to avoid purling. This pattern uses the contiguous method by Susie Myers.


The shown sample is worked with Lang Yak 

C1 light brown, C2 brown, C3 yellow




Circular needles 4,5 mm /  US 7 and US 6 / 4 mm

dpns  4,5 mm /  US 7 and  US 6 / 4 mm

(or circular needles for magic loop)


19 sts x 28 rows needles US 7 / 4,5 mm

yardage please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate! 

S 1350 m / 1480 yards 

M  1400 m / 1530 yards  

L 1428 m / 1562 yards 

XL 1500 m / 1640 yards

XXL 1550 m / 1695 yards


stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holder


Knitting in the round and flat with circular needle and dpns or magic loop for sleeves, short row shaping using german short rows, M1L / M1R increases knitwise and purlwise, contiguous method