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Jonna Helin

Seela is a relaxed everyday sweater. It's knitted top-down in one piece with raglan sleeves making it suitable even for beginner knitters.

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Seela sweater has a trendy and relaxed fit, but at the same time, it is classic and timeless. It's knitted top-down in one piece with raglan sleeves making it suitable even for beginner knitters. 

The pattern was originally created for The Women’s Bank to support their cause. All 2022 proceeds from Seela pattern were donated to the Women’s Bank to support women’s occupational training and entrepreneurship in Africa and Asia.

This pattern is a digital download. After purchase, you will be given a unique link to download the pattern to your computer, phone or tablet. Due to the nature of PDF downloads, we do not offer refunds on digital purchases.

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)

Recommended ease: approx. 8–16” / 20–40 cm of positive ease.


Bust circumference: 44.5 (46.75, 48, 52.5) (56, 60.5, 64, 68.5)” / 111 (117, 120, 131.5, 140) (151.5, 160, 171.5, 180) cm.

Upper arm circumference: 19.75 (20.25, 20.75, 22.5) (22.5, 23, 23, 24.25, 24.75)” / 49 (50.5, 52, 56, 56.5) (58, 58, 60.5, 62) cm.

Length from back neck to hem (exl. collar): 21 (22, 22.5, 22.5, 23) (23.5, 24, 24, 24.5)” / 53 (55, 56, 56, 56) (59, 60, 60, 61) cm or desired length.

Length from underarm to hem: 11.5” / 29 cm or desired length. Sleeve length from underarm: 16” / 41 cm or desired length.


Yarn: 7 (7, 7, 8, 8) (8, 9, 9, 10) balls of Børstet Alpakka by Sandnes Garn (96% alpaca, 4% polyamide), 120 yds/ 110 m – 50 g, colourways: 2650 (beige), 8236 (green), 6003 (light blue). Or approx. 740 (772, 792, 864, 902) (960, 999, 1064, 1109) yds/ 678 (708, 726, 792, 827) (880, 915, 975, 1017) m of similar yarn.

Please note that even though Børstet Alpakka is categorised as a bulky weight yarn, it is rather light and airy. Should you wish to substitute it, try to find a similar yarn, i.e. Fashion Light Luxury by Rico Design, Luxair by Schulana, Painted Suri by Araucania...

Needles: US 6 / 4 mm circular needles for ribbing, US 10 / 6 mm needles for Stockinette Stitch.

Notions: 5 stitch markers, tapestry needle, scrap yarn.

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Digital Downloads

Digital downloads are available as PDF downloads. Once you purchase a pattern you will be emailed a unique link to download the pattern on your computer, phone or tablet. You will get an email every time we update the PDF file. Due to the nature of PDF downloads we do not offer refunds on digital purchases.

Perfect everyday sweater you can make in all your favourite colours.
Seela is knitted top-down in one piece, and with large needle size it’s a fairly quick project for anyone to make.
Seela is a multipurpose knit that is great for any season.

”In honour of the Women’s Bank anniversary year, we wanted to do something which would encourage women to learn new skills and to empower themselves.”

Women’s Bank Chair of the Steering Committee Anni Vepsäläinen.

"The sweater is knitted top-down in one piece, which is very popular among knitting enthusiasts at the moment.”

Designer Jonna Helin

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