Designed for Quince and Co, Nerissa is a seamless top-down sweater that combines easy knitting techniques with interesting stitch detail. Paired with a tank or camisole, Nerissa is the perfect light layer! It uses Quince & Co’s oh-so-soft Willet cotton yarn.

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Sizes: 32¼ (34¾, 37¾, 40¼, 43¾, 46¾, 50, 52¼)” [82 (88.5, 96, 102, 111, 118.5, 127, 132.5) cm] bust circumference; pick a size that is 1-3″/2.5-7.5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement.


20 sts and 30 rnds = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles, after blocking

23 sts and 34 rnds = 4″/10 cm in lace pattern with larger needles, after blocking

Yarn: Sport/DK-weight yarn, shown in Quince & Co Willet (100% cotton, 50g=160 yds), 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins

Needles and other supplies:
• US 7/4.5 mm 32″/80 cm circular needle & DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge

• US 6/4 mm 24″/80 cm circular needle & DPNs, or 1 size smaller than that used to obtain gauge.


Pullover is knitted from the top down, beginning flat to shape neck, then in the round for remainder of yoke and body. The mesh lace pattern worked on front forms a slight, natural rise. Sleeves are worked in the round to cuff. Stitches are picked up around neck edge and worked in a rib trim.