Free Unique Row Checker
Cozy up with this cozy yarn and enjoy knitting him or her what will probably become their, or perhaps your, favorite winter sweater. This is the perfect pattern for a ski sweater or for those chilly days when one feels best in just a chunky sweater—forget the coat.
Designed for a super chunky weight, this pattern knits up in a matter of days. A simple combo of knit and purl stitches makes the basket weave pattern easy and fun to knit.
This design is worked from the top down, in one piece, and has no seams at all. And like all top-down sweaters, you can easily check the fit—shoulders, chest, sleeves, length—as you knit. Haven’t knitted a top-down sweater before? Don’t stress. Here’s a free, printable PDF of top-down knitting instructions.
Pattern and Row Checker
This pattern is nicely printed on card stock in a handy pocket size. A list of all abbreviations, glossary of terms, and a crisp schematic with dimensions for proper blocking are included. It also comes with my unique Row Checker. A tool you can use to help keep track of your stitch count, row number, increases, and decreases. Throughout the pattern you’ll find indicators of when to refer to your Row Checker.
For your convenience, I’ve collected knitting tips and links to videos that will make knitting your project easier and even more fun. Knitting Help
This sweater was designed for the following yarns. 11 color options.
Schoppel’s XL, 100% Merino Wool
A bulky yarn for a quick knit, this single-ply yarn is lofty and warm. Despite its bulk, this yarn offers great stitch definition and is a great choice for a classic winter knit. Hand wash, dry flat.
Skeins needed for S(M,L,XL) = 10(11,13,14)
Brown Sheep’s Burly Spun, 100% Wool
Chunky, woolly, and warm, this single-ply wool will stand the test of time. Spun and dyed in the USA, it’s a great choice for a warm, winter knit. Hand wash, dry flat.
Skeins needed for S(M,L,XL) = 6(6,7,8)
Gauge: 10 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10cm, in basket weave pattern on larger needle
Suggested Needles and Notions:
- US11 16"/40.5cm circular*
- US11 24"/60cm circular*
- US11 double-pointed*
- US10.5 24"/60cm circular**
- US10.5 double-pointed**
- Stitch Markers
* or size needed to obtain gauge
** or one size smaller than needed to obtain gauge
Small – Finished Chest 38.5"/96.cm
Medium - Finished Chest 41.5"/105.5cm
Large – Finished Chest 44.8"/114cm
X-Large - Finished Chest 48"/122cm
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This pattern is also available as a kit. To see kit options in 4 colorways click here.
The kit for this sweater, complete with pattern and yarn, comes in a backpack-style project bag. On the front of the backpack is a zippered pouch with a porthole. You can insert the ball of yarn from which you’re knitting and run the yarn through the porthole, so if you like, you can even knit while walking down the street.
Note: needles and handsome guy not included.