Nothing beats a cozy fall sweater except one that is light as well as warm. Gearhead, a unisex button-neck pullover in ten sizes (XS/S/M/L and 1X to 6X), is substantial enough to be worn from September through March, but oh so light and breathable, knit in a lofty DK/light worsted weight yarn. Worked in one piece from hem to neck, with cable detailing along the seamlines, this project is a treat to knit and to wear.
Gauge: 19 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit in the round, washed and air dried)
Finished Measurements: 30.5(34.75, 38.75, 43, 47.25, 51.5, 55.75, 60, 64, 68.25) inches / 77.5 (88, 98.5, 109.5, 120, 130.5, 141.5, 152, 163, 173.5) cm around chest (buttoned) to fit with 4 to 6 inches of ease
Needle Size: US8 (5.0 mm) circular needle and DPNs for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
Yarn: Springy DK/light worsted weight yarn that knits to pattern gauge; we suggest the following options:
- The Farmer's Daughter Fibers Pishkun DK
- Cestari Mt. Vernon DK
- The Fibre Co. Lore
- Spincycle Versus
- Green Mountain Spinnery New Mexico Organic
- Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok
- Berroco Providence
- HiKoo by Skacel Kenzie
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