Free Backpack Project Bag • 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, nephew, protégé or grandson. 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? The durable, bulky-weight yarn 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.
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 $180
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.
Yarn: Brown Sheep’s Burly Spun, 100% Wool
Yarn care instructions: dry clean or hand wash and dry flat.
The on-screen color representations for yarn may not be precise representations of actual colors due to variance in monitor calibrations.
Gauge: 10 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette
Suggested Needles and Notions:
The following is recommended but not included in the kit.
- 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
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.