Knitting Pattern for Novice Sweater - PetiteKnit — Wild & Woolly Yarns

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Novice Sweater Knitting Pattern - PetiteKnit

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The Novice Sweater is knit seamlessly from the top down. That means that you will begin by knitting the neckband, then the yoke, then the body, and finally the sleeves. The sweater is knit in stockinette stitch, while the neckband, bottom edge (waist band), and cuffs are knit in rib.

The Novice Sweater has a round yoke, which is shaped by knitting increases on four rounds evenly separated on the yoke.

Size guide and measurements

You can only rely on the measurements in the pattern if you are able to achieve the correct gauge. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are intended to fit a bust measurement of approximately 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39¼) 39¼-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches] . The Novice Sweater is meant to have a loose fit (positive ease) of 5-10 cm [2-4 inches]. This means that if your bust circumference is 90 cm [35½ inches] (measure yourself with a measuring tape), you should knit a size S that has a bust of 98 cm [38½ inches].

Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Sweater’s bust: 91 (98) 103 (109) 116 (128) 138 (149) 161 cm [35¾ (38½) 40½ (43) 45½ (50½) 54¼ (58½) 63½ inches]

Total length: Measured mid back without neckband: 54 (55) 57 (60) 62 (64) 65 (66) 68 cm [21¼ (21¾) 22½ (23½) 24½ (25¼) 25½ (26) 26¾ inches]

Gauge: 16 stitches x 21 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 6 mm [US10] needles

Suggested needles: 5.5 mm [US9] and 6 mm [US10] / 40 and 80 or 100 cm [16 and 32 or 40 inches] circular needles, 5.5 mm double pointed needles (unless Magic Loop method is used)

Suggested yarn:     

Suggestion 1: 300 (350) 350 (400) 450 (450) 500 (550) 600 g Jensen by Isager Yarn (50 g = 125 m [137 yards]) held together with 100 (100) 125 (125) 125 (125-150) 150 (150) 175 g Silk Mohair by Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m [232 yards]) (This combination is shown in the pictures, color 0 and 6, respectively)

Suggestion 2: 350 (350) 400 (450) 450-500 (500) 550 (600) 650 g Snefnug by CaMaRose (50 g = 110 m [120 yards])

Suggestion 3:  250 (300) 350 (350) 400 (400) 450 (500) 550 g Kos by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 150 m [164 yards])

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