The Weekender Light (pattern)



Similar to The Weekender (original), The Weekender Light has been adjusted for its very different gauge and with a larger range of size options. Available in 10 sizes, The Weekender Light is knit up in fingering weight yarn and has a few adjustments that should result in another favorite sweater for your handknit wardrobe!

This sweater is knit from the bottom up in the round until the yoke. The yoke is knit flat and then joined at the shoulders with a 3 needle bind off. Sleeves are picked up and knit down from the body for a completely seamless sweater.

Sizes: 0 (1, 2, 3)(4, 5, 6)(7, 8, 9)

Finished Measurements:
36 (40, 44, 48)(52, 56, 60)(64, 68, 72)”
91.5 (101.5, 112, 122)(132, 142, 152.5)(162.5, 173, 183) cm
Intended to be worn with approx. 10”/25.5 cm positive ease. To pick your best size, measure your full bust and add your desired ease, then pick the finished bust circumference closest to that number.

Sample shown in a size 2 with approx. 10”/25.5 cm positive ease.

Yarn Requirements

These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

Fingering Weight
215 (245, 270, 300)(335, 370, 405)(435, 470, 500) g
1182 (1347, 1485, 1650)(1843, 2035, 2228)(2393, 2585, 2750) yds
1082 (1233, 1358, 1509)(1685, 1861, 2037)(2188, 2364, 2515) m

Suggested Needles:

  • Main Fabric: US 4/3.5 mm - 32-40”/80-100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)
  • Sleeve Fabric (Optional, if needed): US 5/3.75 mm - Preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)
  • Ribbing: US 2/2.75 mm - 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for cuffs and collar. (Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, going down two US sizes for the ribbing.)

Stitch markers (4), tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn

24 sts & 38 rows = 4”/10 cm on largest needle.
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round using the Main Fabric needle, after blocking

Techniques to Indulge In:
Tubular cast on
Slipping stitches
Knitting flat
Knitting in the round
Short rows
Three needle bind off
Picking up stitches
Tubular bind off


Images courtesy of Andrea Mowry

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