Free Backpack Project Bag • Free Unique Row Checker
On those balmy summer nights when there’s a chill in the air, an airy carefree sweater always feels just right. And this simple, yet stylish design looks great whether hanging out on the beach in a pair of shorts or having dinner al fresco. Knitted to create a loose drape, this pattern knits up fast and easy. The rows of purl stitches are spaced to evoke waves on the beach and the garter stitch trim provides a tidy finishing touch. Knitted top down with no seams, your knitting will be as carefree as the look of this finished sweater.
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Starting at $105
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.
Lana Knits' allhemp6, 100% hemp
Long line flax is wet spun for vibrant color, outstanding drape and longevity; colorfast with ultimate softness and sheen. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Hand or machine wash, lay flat to dry or tumble dry.
HiKoo’s CoBaSi+ Worsted 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
CoBaSi+ is wool-free to avoid irritation or overheating. The fiber is soft and gentle on the hands with a wool-like stretch and is machine washable. Dry clean or hand wash 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.
Gauge: 17.6 sts and 23 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette
Suggested Needles and Notions:
The following are recommended but not included in the kit.
- US7-10 / 4-6mm 16”/40.5cm circular*
- US7-10 / 4-6mm 24”/60cm or 32”/80cm circular*
- UUS7-10 / 4-6mm double-pointed*
- Stitch Markers
* The needle size will depend on your choice of yarn. Knit a gauge swatch to determine the size needed to obtain gauge.
Small – Finished Chest 39.5"/100.3cm
Medium – Finished Chest 40.8"/103.6cm
Large – Finished Chest 43.5"/110.5cm
X-Large – Finished Chest 47.2"/119.8cm
XX-Large – Finished Chest 50"/127cm
Delivery is estimated at 5 to 10 business days. If you should need to return a purchase, please click on the returns page for our Returns Policy.
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.