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Paper Theory Patterns LB Pullover

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the LB Pullover sewing pattern from Paper Theory Patterns. The LB Pullover is a quick and easy to sew jumper with full length sleeves, designed to be made in a low stretch fabric or a woven. It comes with two options. Option A is a turtleneck. Option B is a regular crew neck.

The body is cut wide and boxy with a relaxed fit and low dropped shoulders. The dropped shoulders enable the style to have ample room around the bicep while the sleeves are straight and slim, so you have the golden combination of comfort without being swamped in fabric, and the jumper still looks polished.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you'll need to download the digital instructions, as we don't print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Almost anything! The pattern was designed with a low-medium stretch fabric in mind like sweatshirting, knitted jersey or ponte. However, it is cut with enough ease and a wide neck so it can also be made in a woven fabric and looks beautiful in linen. If you are making it in a woven fabric, it is advisable to cut the collar on the bias.

Fabric requirements:

Sizes 6 - 20

115 cm (45") wide fabric: 1.84 - 1.93 m (2.01 - 2.11 yd) // 140 cm (55") wide fabric: 1.03 - 1.28 m (1.13 - 1.42 yd)

Sizes 16 - 28

115 cm (45") wide fabric: 1.89 - 2.20 m (2.06 - 2.4 yd) // 150 cm (60") wide fabric: 1.25 - 1.53 m (1.36 - 1.66 yd)

If cutting the collar on the bias (for woven fabric), increase quantity by 10 cm (0.10 yd). All calculations are based on a single lay. If you want to cut your fabric on the fold, increase quantity by 35 cm (0.4 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 28 (approx. UK 6 – 30, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size charts and finished garment measurements.

The PDF files are separated into two size ranges (6 - 20 and 16 - 28). Both sets of files are included in your purchase. Sizes 16/18/20 overlap between the size ranges so you can still grade up or down easily if you are on the edge of a size range.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (23 pages for sizes 6-20, 23 pages for sizes 16-28); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet for sizes 6-20, 2 sheets for sizes 16-28); US copy shop pattern (1 sheet for sizes 6-20, 2 sheets for sizes 16-28) // Layers: Yes (print-at-home only) // Projector file: No.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Helen Mark
Cosy High Neck Jumper

This was one of the very first patterns I made when I started sewing back in 2019. I had absolutelty no idea what I was doing but the pattern is very simple and instructions are clear and I ended up with some very wearable versions! Because I did not know what I was doing I made my first version in seersucker (!) which is not at all a recommended fabric but actually in a moment of beginners luck made this really cool, cropped, high necked structured garments that I still wear and get loads of compliments on. I have also made a quilted version of this jumper which is super super cosy. I think the key to why this pattern works is that it is a fairly cropped length which keeps it neat and modern feeling. The roll neck option is great as the neck is properly tall and cosy feeling. I have worn my LB pullovers alot and recommend this as a great beginner pattern that makes up wearable, practical, stylish jumpers and tops.

Ann Woolley
Quick blocky versatile pattern

I really like this blocky top.  I made the option B, crew, neckband.  The shape of the top and way the neck stands up reminds me of an artist's smock. The pattern was very quick to sew.  I had to take a couple of runs at the neckline as there is a bit of ease needed and my first attempt had a tuck.  Otherwise it is very straightforward.

Sewing extras: although the pattern didn't say I added some elastic tape on the shoulders to stop it going out of shape.  I made up the size 14 (I normally take 12-14 or medium) as I felt it needed a bit of slouch.

Material: I made it up in a baby cord with a little bit of stretch.  I think it would also be good in fleece or t-shirt material.  If I was doing a t-shirt I would add an extra couple of inches to the length so it would tuck in.

Versatile and quick pattern

I’ve made four versions of this top so far (but can’t work out how to upload pictures other than the main image.

It’s extremely quick to make and works well for knits as well as woven fabrics. The orange one is boiled wool, -unhemmed awaiting a decision about leaving the side seams open at the bottom for a it of a split, or not.

Omitting the sleeves gives a useful t shirt, and the neck band can be made wider or narrower in unlimited ways to suit the fabric being used.

I lengthened mine a couple of inches because my torso is quite long but the original length is also useful for adding a jersey band at the bottom.


Definitely a New Favorite!

Thanks so much for The Foldline and Paper Theory teaming up to provide the LB Pullover as a free pattern during the Foldline's 2023 Advent adventure!

I have never written a pattern review in Foldline before, but I LOVE this pattern and wanted to share my make! I made the US size 12 per the chart provided based on my measurements and made no additional alterations, wanting enough ease to wear a light layer underneath for the material that I had chosen, which was the Merchant&Mills quilted cotton in Olive.

The instructions were very clear and it took me just a couple of hours to complete from cutting to wearing. Now that I've made the LB, I can see many more in my closet!


beautiful pattern

was a little unsure of this pattern, as it is  essentially a cropped jumper, so i added 5 inches, and a waistband, then added some cuffs, the cut is really flattering, and whilst i would love to make the cropped version, my body shape is not suitable to it, by adding inches and the waistband, it is a really nice jumper/sweater,  Ive made a few, using both neck styles, i actually like the higher neckline better.