Free Backpack Project Bag • Free Unique Row Checker
Have fun making this sporty sweater and end up a winner, because my athletic-inspired sweater pattern is perfect for the athlete or sports fan in your life. This design draws from the traditional athletic look but is styled for a modern feel in line with today’s knitwear trends. I chose extra fine merino wool to make it very wearable with a shirt, t-shirt, or, what the heck, no shirt at all.
The sleeves and body are knitted separately in stockinette, then, when completed, sewn together to create a classic crewneck. Both the upper body and sleeves are worked flat from the top down—casting on at the neck edge and knitting to the bottom of the armhole. Then the lower body and sleeves are worked in the round from the armhole to the cuff and hem.
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
Starting at $160
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.
Trendsetter’s Merino VI, 100% Merino Wool
This high quality merino yarn is designed to be extra smooth as well as soft. A 6-ply, high twist, washable yarn has loft and stretch, so it’s not only easy to care for, but easy to knit with as well. Machine washable.
HiKoo’s CoBaSi+ , 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
A worsted weight, wool-free option, this lush blend of fibers is soft, breathable, and machine washable, making it perfect for all seasons; and it’s wool-like stretch makes knitting it gentle on the hands. Machine washable.
The on-screen color representations for yarn may not be precise representations of actual colors due to variance in monitor calibrations.
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette
Suggested Needles and Notions:
The following are recommended but not included in the kit.
- US7 16"/40.5cm circular*
- US7 24"/60cm or 32"/80cm circular*
- US7 double-pointed*
- Stitch Markers
* or size needed to obtain gauge
Small – Finished Chest 38.8"/99cm
Medium – Finished Chest 40.8"/103.5cm
Large – Finished Chest 43.5"/110.5cm
X-Large – Finished Chest 46.5"/118cm
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To order, return to top of this page, and select size, colorway and number of kits.
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.