So Easy Sweater

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So Easy Sweater

designed by Marilyn Losee
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This easy-to-make sweater will keep you warm, while looking hip and stylish.

Sizes

S
38" (96.5 cm)
20" (51 cm)
M
42" (106.5 cm)
21.5" (54.5 cm)
L
46" (117 cm)
22" (56 cm)
XL
50" (127 cm)
23.5" (59.5 cm)
2XL
54" (137 cm)
24" (61 cm)
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The materials for this project cost $42.11

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2XL
Bust
38" (96.5 cm)
Length
20" (51 cm)

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

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Simply Soft | Pagoda, 0014Edit Color
$12.87

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 10.5/6.5mm
$4.40

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 9/5.5mm
$8.75

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Bead Stitch Markers

Green 3/Pkg
$7.99

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Sizes 12 (2), 15 (1)
$6.75
The materials for this project cost $42.11

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

co = cast on

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust
S 38" (96.5 cm)
M 42" (106.5 cm)
L 46" (117 cm)
XL 50" (127 cm)
2XL 54" (137 cm)
Length
S 20" (51 cm)
M 21.5" (54.5 cm)
L 22" (56 cm)
XL 23.5" (59.5 cm)
2XL 24" (61 cm)

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
SizesSMLXL2XL 
Change Color Here
Pagoda (0014)
33445

GAUGE

In Garter Stitch using size 10 ½ (6.5mm) needles, 14 sts and 26 rows = 4"/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

STITCHES USED
 Garter stitch (Garter st):
 Knit every row.
 
 
 
BACK
 With size 10 ½ straight needles, CO 66 (74, 80, 88, 94) sts. Work in Garter st until piece measures 13 (14, 14, 15, 15)” from beg.
 
Shape armholes
 BO 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows—54 (62, 68, 76, 82) sts. Work even in Garter st until armholes measure 5 ½ (6, 6 ½, 7, 7 ½)”.
 
Shape Neck
Next row (RS): K17 (21, 23, 27, 29) sts, k2tog, turn place rem sts on a holder—18 (22, 24, 28, 30) sts on ndl.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: K16 (20, 22, 26, 28) sts, k2tog—17 (21, 23, 27, 29) sts.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: K15 (19, 21, 25, 27) sts, k2tog—16 (20, 22, 26, 28) sts.
Next row: Knit. 
Next row: K14 (18, 20, 24, 26) sts, k2 tog—15 (19, 21, 25, 27) sts.
 Knit 3 more rows. BO.W

ith RS facing, return to sts on holder, attach yarn at neck edge, BO 16 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts, k to end of row—19 (23, 25, 29, 31) sts on needle.
Next row (WS): K17 (21, 23, 27, 29) sts, k2tog, turn place rem sts on a holder—18 (22, 24, 28, 30) sts on ndl.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: K16 (20, 22, 26, 28) sts, k2tog—17 (21, 23, 27, 29) sts.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: K15 (19, 21, 25, 27) sts, k2tog—16 (20, 22, 26, 28) sts.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: K14 (18, 20, 24, 26) sts, k2 tog—15 (19, 21, 25, 27) sts.
 Knit 2 more rows. BO.

 

FRONT
 Work same as Back.

Sew shoulders together.

Cowl Neck
 With RS facing and size 9 circular needle, beg at right shoulder seam, PU and k7 (8, 8, 10, 11) sts along Back neck decs to center Back, PU and k16 (16 , 18, 18, 20) sts across Back neck, PU and k7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts along Back neck decs to shoulder, PU and k7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts along Front neck decs to center Front, PU and k16 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts across Front neck, PU and k7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts along Front neck decs to shoulder—60 (64, 68, 76, 84) sts. Join, placing marker at beg of rnd. Work around in Garter st (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) for 8 rows (4 ridges).
Inc rnd: Inc 6 sts evenly spaced on rnd—66 (70, 74, 82, 90) sts.
Rnds 1-7: Continue in Garter st .
 Rnd 8: Inc 6 sts evenly spaced on rnd—72 (76, 80, 88, 96) sts.
Optional: Continue cowl on size 9 circular needle or change to a size 10 ½ circular needle for looser and larger cowl.
 Rep Rnds 1-8 once more—78 (82, 86, 94, 102) sts.
 Continue even until there are 48 rows (24 ridges) or desired length of cowl. BO.

 

SLEEVES
 With larger straight needles, PU and k60 (64, 68, 72, 76) sts evenly around armhole within BO armhole sts.
 Knit 8 rows (4 ridges). Note: These 4 ridges will be sewn to the 6 BO armhole sts.
 Shaping
Row 1: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
 Rows 2-8 Knit.
 Rep Rows 1-8, 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) more times—50 (52, 54, 56, 58) sts.
 Continue even until 55 (57, 59, 61, 63) ridges from beg. Note: Sleeve measures approx 17 (17 ½, 18, 18 ½, 19)” from beg.
 BO all sts.

 

FINISHING
 Sew 4 ridges at beg of Sleeves to BO armhole sts. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.