This pattern is one of our staff favorites...what we've come to know as "potato chip knitting" (i.e., you can't make just one). An oversized, boxy sweater worked top-down seamlessly in the round, with a relaxed neckline. Great to get your mind off things while feeling a sense of accomplishment!
This is the perfect first sweater for those knitters who’ve always been afraid of making one. With its comfortable relaxed fit, you’ll be sure that it will fit you no matter what. Even if you don’t hit gauge perfectly…
The sweater itself is SO SIMPLE! a perfect square, no shaping for shoulders, no crazy short rows. Just hours of simple, relaxing knitting. However, it has been carefully studied to fit female bodies and proportions to flatter.
But this sweater is not only for beginner knitters. It is also perfect for the traveler knitter (I promise this project requires no brain power), for the experienced knitter who needs a break, for the fashion forward knitter and for the classic one…
I literally couldn’t find any situation that this sweater project wasn’t perfect for…
~Joji Locatelli, designer
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL). Shown in size M on a 36” bust.
Recommended ease: Approx. 16 inches (40 cm) of positive ease. Choose a size from the list below that is approx. 16” (40 cm) bigger than your full bust measurement.
Bust circumference: 46 (50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74) inches; 115 (125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185) cm.
Upper arm circumference: 11½ (12, 12½, 14½, 16, 17, 18¾, 19½) inches; 28.5 (30, 31.5, 36.5, 40, 43, 47, 48.5) cm.
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 16 inches; 40 cm (adjustable to desired length).
Length from underarm to hem: 16½ (17, 17½, 18, 18½, 19, 20, 20¾) inches; 41 (43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 50, 52) cm.
Yarn: Approx. 960 (1000, 1060, 1140, 1340, 1440, 1560) yards; 880 (915, 970, 1040, 1135, 1225, 1320, 1430) m of lofty bulky weight yarn. We suggest the following options: Woolfolk LUFT, Blue Sky Fibers TECHNO, The Fibre Co. Tundra, Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky or Berroco Pirouette.
Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles.
Other notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.
12 st and 20 rows to 4” (10cm) in Stockinette St on US 9 (5.5 mm) needles.
Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your sweater.
Images courtesy of Joji Locatelli
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