Our Axiom Sweaters
A group of 5 women and one man wearing coordinating cabled sweaters

Our Axiom KAL has come to its end! Almost everyone in the office completed their sweater, and each one is unique. Everyone modified the wonderful Axiom Sweater pattern by Claire Slade to suite their personal knitting preferences and wardrobes. Each sweater highlights the versatility of the pattern in creative hands.

A man wearing a cabled sweater with a contrasting panel

Regan modified his Axiom Sweater by adding a contrast color. He used corrugated ribbing on the bottom edge, and the contrasting cable panel was done with intarsia. Although he knit the body flat as written, he worked his sleeves in the round.

A woman wearing a dark brown cabled sweater

Stacey’s modifications are quite subtle. Her lovely sweater looks like she made no changes, but she knit both the sleeves and the body in the round. She kept a few seams to keep her project portable, choosing to seam on her sleeves and at her shoulders.

A woman wearing a pink cabled sweater

Carlene knit her sweater flat in pieces as the pattern was written, but customized the body length to turn it into a tunic! She also added cables running down each sleeve that match the smaller cable motifs on the front.

A woman wearing an orange cabled sweater

Andi loves a cropped, fitted sweater, so she added waist shaping, made the ribbing deeper, and shortened the body. She also knit her Axiom seamlessly, and it fits into her wardrobe perfectly.

A woman wearing a teal cable sweater

Alena maintained the overall look of the pattern but knit her pullover seamlessly. Was this the secret to how she was the first to finish the KAL? Perhaps! She also modified the neckline by placing stitches on hold instead of binding off so that her cables flowed into the neckline rib to match the bottom rib.

A woman wearing a dark green cabled cardigan

Jen wears cardigans more than pullovers and immediately thought Axiom‘s mirrored cables were asking to become a cardigan. She converted her sweater to be seamless, with the exception of the shoulder seam.

Have you knit your own Axiom? Did you personalize it, too?


  1. Lisa / January 9, 2024 / Reply

    I have made one of Andis knitted in the round sweaters , may try this one with the cables.

  2. Cheryl / December 26, 2023 / Reply

    Cheryl Mercer

  3. LK / December 15, 2023 / Reply

    Yep I can see them now.

    PS Andi I’ve been following you for I think over a decade (?!) since you had your blog, it was so fun to see you ended up at KnitPicks!

    – From a fellow Seattleite 🙂

  4. LK / December 15, 2023 / Reply

    FYI the photos aren’t showing up!

    • Andi Satterlund / December 15, 2023 / Reply

      Thanks for letting me know! I reuploaded them, so hopefully they’ll behave this time.

    • Penny / December 24, 2023 / Reply

      Such an inspiration to adapt patterns to our personal preferences! They are all terrific!
      I’m too late for the KAL but I’m ready to make one of these fir myself – or maybe more as gifts!