Level of difficulty: medium

Knit yourself a piece of enduring comfort with Calma by designer Becky Baker. The classic top-down sweater in the tones Cornish Slate and Sand has a beautiful, relaxed fit thanks to its well-thought-out details. The wide neck ribbing hugs you gently for cosy warmth, and the round yoke with its geometric jacquard pattern is a joy to knit - with our Lovely Merino Treat and its easy-to-remember repeats, it almost flies off the needles. A wonderful knitting experience, even for those who don't have much colourwork experience. Calma values your individuality and can easily be adjusted in length and yoke depth to suit your preferences.

Calma is knitted seamlessly from the top down. Right after the generous neck in a 1x1 rib pattern, you work the two-colour jacquard pattern with its simple repeats. You then improve the yoke fit with short rows before separating the sleeves and body. The monochrome body is knitted in stockinette stitch down to the waistband, which is worked in a 1x1 rib pattern. For the sleeves, you pick up the stitches previously put on hold and knit them in one colour with even decreases until the cuff.

Number of skeins of Lovely Merino Treat used:

Size XS S M1 M2 L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
For Bust Circ (cm) 71-76 81-86.5 91.5-96.5 101.5-106.5 111.5-117 122-127 132-137 142-147.5 152.5-157.5
For Bust Circ (inches) 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 52-54 56-58 60-62
Finished Bust at underarm (cm) 91 102 112.5 122 132.5 140 151 162 171
Finished Bust at underarm (inches) 36.25 40.75 45 48.75 53 56 60.25 64.75 68.25
Finished Knitted Piece, Colour A (Skeins) 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7
Finished Knitted Piece, Colour A (g) 341 371 419 477 523 551 606 658 693
Finished Knitted Piece, Colour B (Skeins) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
Finished Knitted Piece, Colour B (g) 52 57 64 73 80 84 93 101 106

The indicated gram quantities apply according to the gauge. The consumption for the swatch is included in the skein specifications.

The pattern is designed with 13.5 – 21 cm (5.25– 8.25 in) positive ease at bust circumference.

The garment in the images is knitted with the colours Cornish Slate (A) and Sand (B).


  • 3.5 mm (US 4) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
  • 3.5 mm (US 4) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle
  • 3.75 mm (US 5) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle
  • 4 mm (US 6) 80 cm (32 in) circular needle

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Knitting techniques used:

Calma is a design from our 2023 collection. In these turbulent times, there is much cause for reflection. And especially the desire for serenity and calm, for light-heartedness and peace. We have therefore named the designs in this collection after this longing, in different languages. The Spanish word Calma means calm.