Building Blocks Drop

For the tester round up post, click here.

The perfect basic with the flawless fit, with thoughtful underarm shaping and optional bust darts to achieve a better fit across all sizes and make sure that shoulder drop really is in the mid-upper arm, not all the way in the elbows! Plus, there are BUST DARTS to make sure your bust is fully accommodated.  

Build your perfect sweater with a vest view as well as a full length sleeve view. There are options pockets, edge stripe (purchase additional yardage for this) and high-low split hem, pictured in these two samples.

The Building Blocks Drop has drop-shoulder construction, worked bottom-up in the round, then split for front and back. The front and back are worked separately, with neck bind offs and short row shoulder shaping, and finished with Three Needle Bind-Off. The sleeves are picked up and worked with a shallow short row cap for fit, and then worked to the wrist for a tapered sleeve.

The pattern features optional bust shaping short rows, which increases the size inclusivity 4 inches in addition to the B cup that the base pattern is drafted for.

Find all the information you need to know before purchasing, including schematics, measurements, and full yardage listings for every size and view in the below link! The full pattern also comes with full scale, measurement-line-free coloring pages for nearly every view of the pattern possible for you to plan your perfect vest/pullover with.


Tech Editing & Schematic: Becky Monahan
Tech Editing: Heather Storta
Grading Consultant: Jen Parroccini
Pink Sample Knitter: Hannah Graham
Layout: Symphony Chau
Photos: Roy and Aimee Sher


  • The main pattern file has properly tagged header structure for screen reader users.
  • The low vision file has 22 pt font, black text on white background, no italics, and bolded font for emphasis only throughout.
  • There are no charted instructions in this pattern.