Sweater Weather is a true staple for your handmade wardrobe. It’s knitted seamlessly from the top down with raglan sleeves and short row shaping at the neck. You can try the sweater on at any point to ensure your perfect fit. The beautiful lace panel on the front makes for a nice change from stockinette stitch.
This pattern comes in 12 sizes and has clear and complete step-by-step instructions for relaxing sweater knitting. So whether this is your first or 16th time knitting a sweater, this pattern is for you.
Malabrigo Arroyo (100% Merino; 305 m / 334 yds per 100 g), (4, 5, 5, 5) [5, 5, 6, 6] (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins. Shown in colourway Pearl. Or similar sport weight yarn.
Amount of yarn needed
Approximately (1200, 1250, 1330, 1400) [1450, 1520, 1600, 1670] (1770, 1840, 1900, 1980) m / (1310, 1370, 1460, 1530) [1590, 1660, 1750, 1830] 1940, 2010, 2080, 2170) yds.
You’ll need two needle sizes in various lengths.
Main size: Needle size that gives you the pattern gauge
(I used 3 mm / US 2.5 needle)
Different lengths needed in the main size:
Neck band and sleeves: double pointed needles or your favourite method for knitting small circumferences in the round
Yoke: 40-60 cm / 16-24 inch circular needle
Body: 80-100 cm / 32-40 inch circular needle (depending on your sweater size)
Hem and sleeve cuffs: one or two sizes smaller than the main size. Dpns for the sleeve cuffs and longer circulars for the hem. (I used 2,5 mm / US 1.5 for these)
24 sts and 37 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch knitted in the round, after wet-blocking (in the larger needle size)
7 stitch markers
(4 markers for raglan, 1 marker for BOR, 2 markers for lace)
Scrap yarn or sleeve stitch holders
Finished bust circumference: (81, 86, 91, 96) [102, 107, 112, 117] (122, 127, 132, 137) cm / (32, 34, 36, 38) [40, 42, 44, 46] (48, 50, 52, 54) inches.
Measure your own bust circumference and choose a size that’s 5-10 cm / 2-4 inches larger than your actual bust.
Shown in size 112 cm / 44 inches with 7,5 cm / 3 inches of positive ease.
kfb: knit to front and back loop of the same stitch
yo: yarn over
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
ssk: slip, slip, knit;
slip 1 stitch knitwise, slip another stitch knitwise, knit the 2 slipped stitches together through back loop
w&t: wrap and turn; With yarn in front, slip the next stitch to the right hand needle without knitting, bring yarn to the back, slip stitch back to the left hand needle. Turn work.
Type of instructions
The pattern has complete written instructions and optional charted instructions for the lace panel. A schematic with detailed measurements is also provided.
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