Free Backpack Project Bag • Free Unique Row Checker
After finishing this design I liked wearing it so much that I created versions for both fingering and worsted weight yarn. So one can do as I do and wear it year round. The stockinette yoke combined with a generous grid of open eyelet and fitted ribbing on the body and arms works to expand the chest and diminish the waist. The worsted weight yields a looser fit while the fingering option produces a lighter weight sweater that hugs the body. This top down design without seams and invisible raglan increases provides techniques that add up to a pattern that is both interesting and rewarding. And the result of your needlework could add up to a great gift for yourself or someone else. Then again, if you like it as much as I do, two gifts.
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Starting at $90
This sweater kit includes a pattern (in a handy pocket size), yarn and a row checker, which is a tool to help you keep track of your stitch count, row number, increases and decreases. Your knitting kit is delivered in a backpack-style project bag.
HiKoo’s CoBaSi Sock Weight Fingering 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
HiKoo’s CoBaSi+ Worsted 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
Trendsetter’s Merino VI 100% Superwash Merino, DK/Worsted
Both CoBaSi and CoBaSi+ are wool free to avoid irritation or over heating. The fiber is soft and gentle on the hands with a wool-like stretch and is machine washable.
Yarn care instructions: machine wash cold and lay flat to dry.
The on-screen color representations for yarn may not be precise representations of actual colors due to variance in monitor calibrations.
Worsted or DK Weight Yarns: 18sts and 25 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette
Fingering Weight Yarns: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette
Suggested Needles and Notions:
The following are recommended but not included in the kit.
- US7/4.5mm* 16"/40.5cm circular
- US7/4.5mm* 24"/60cm or 32”/80cm circular
- US7/4.5mm* double-pointed
- Stitch markers
* or size needed to obtain gauge
Small – Finished Chest 37.5”/95.3cm
Medium – Finished Chest 40.8”/103.6cm
Large – Finished Chest 44.5”/113cm
X-Large – Finished Chest 48”/122cm
XX-Large – Finished Chest 52”/132cm
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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.