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.
Designed for nearly all skill levels and is a great layering piece using any 4ply fingering yarn. But if you want a warmer, more bulky version then check out The Easy Bulky One, worked at a very thick gauge! These patterns are similar, but they’ve been adjusted for the needs of these 2 very different gauges.
Constuction: Directions are given to start at the shoulders, knitting back & forth from the top down. When the upper back is finished, you put these stitches on hold to work on the upper front, also back and forth and top down. When these 2 sections are finished, they are joined to work the rest of the body in the round. Sleeves are picked up and worked in the round.
Sizes: The given sizes are called XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL) and they are recommended to fit a Bust circumference: 115 (125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185) cm. Shown in size M on a 92cm/36” bust.
Back Neck Width: 24 (24, 26, 26, 28, 28, 30, 30) cm
Armhole depth: 17(19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) cm
Upper Arm circumference: 26 (28, 30, 34, 38, 40, 44, 46) cm
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 40cm (or adjustable to desired length
Length from underarm to hem: 41(43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 50, 52) cm
Note on sizing: This sweater has 40cm of positive ease i.e. it is designed to be bigger than than the body measurements so it can fit a big range of sizes. Choose a size from the list that is approx, 40cm bigger than your full bust measurement.
Gauge: 21 st and 36 rows to 10cm on 3.5mm needles, in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Yarn: Any 4ply / fingering weight merino or wool yarn that knits to the gauge.
Quantity: Approx. total of between 1305m and 2085m of 4ply yarn depending on size.
Needle Size: 3.5mm circular needles with a cable length suited to the body, and sleeves.
Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.
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