Rodney Winter Sweater Pattern
Free Unique Row Checker
This could be the sweater your favorite guy or gal will like so much that he or she passes it down someday to a son, daughter, nephew, niece, protégé or grandchild. The sweater pattern uses a progression that changes from light to dark as you knit down, making the shoulders look bigger and the waist smaller. Who wouldn’t like that? Designed for durable, bulky-weight yarn, this pattern knits up very fast on large needles, so enjoy making it while you can, as you will finish quickly.
A top-down design, knitting starts with the neck shaping, followed by raglan shaping which helps to create a tailored look while working the yoke of the sweater—front, back and sleeves—all at once and in the round. Like all top-down sweaters that are knitted in one piece without seams, you can easily check the fit—shoulders, chest, sleeves, length—as you knit. Haven’t knitted a top-down sweater before? Don’t worry. 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 yarn. Click here to see color option and to purchase yarn.
Brown Sheep’s Burly Spun, 100% Wool
Skeins needed in color sequence for S(M, L, XL) =
1/2/3/2(1/2/3/2, 1/2/3/2, 1/2/4/2)
Gauge: 10 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette
Suggested Needles and Notions:
- US13 16"40.5cm circular*
- US13 24"/60cm or 32"/80cm circular*
- US13 double-pointed*
- Stitch Markers
* or size needed to obtain gauge
Small - Finished chest 40"/101.5cm
Medium - Finished chest 42.5"/108cm
Large - Finished chest 45.6"/116cm
X-Large - Finished chest 48"/122cm
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This pattern is also available as a kit. 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.