Why did I name this sweater the Security Sweater? Well, its because this sweater is perfect for snuggling up in all its warm softness. It is nice and long and comfy.
Please be patient with me, because this is the very first sweater I ever designed and only the second one I ever knit. So the pattern only has 1 size and that is small/medium. I never even knew I was ever going to try to write this pattern so other people could follow it, I just made it to fit myself. Please feel free to make bigger sizes by adjusting my pattern.
If you do the math 142/4.5 (number of stitches around divided by the gauge) you get 31.5 inches. So in theory, this pattern should perfectly fit a person with a 31.5 inch bust. Now I have a 30.5 inch bust, and it fits me nice and loosely. And with the yarn I used (Caron Simply Soft), knitted at a gauge of 4.5 stitches per inch, you get a very stretchy pattern even in stockinette stitch. So someone with a bust slightly bigger than 31.5 inches should be able to wear it comfortably too. I guess it just depends on what your tastes are.
This is a very simple sweater pattern. It's knitted completely flat (which means a lot of seams), it has no waist shaping, and it is designed using a very cheap yarn (which is very good for me).
|4.5 sts per 1 inch||Caron Simply Soft
|I adapted this pattern from the book: Adventures in Knitting by Barbara Aytes|
|Multiple of 10 sts plus 1 st|
Row 1: k4, *k2tog, yo, k8* end k5
Row 2 (and all even rows): p ever stitch
Row 3: k3, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k5*, Repeat between *'s, end k3
Row 5: k2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3*, Repeat between *'s end k2
Row 7: k1, *k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1*, Repeat between *'s
Row 9: k2tog, yo, k7, *yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k7*, Repeat between *'s, end yo, sl 1, k1, psso
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Back (Make one)Cast on 71 sts.
Work 3 full zigzag pattern repeats.
Work in Stockinette stitch until
Arm hole decreasesBind off 5 sts at the beginning
of the next 2 rows. (61 sts)
K2tog at the beginning and end
Work in stockinette stitch until
Bind off all the sts.
Front (Make one)Work the same as for the back until you have worked 2.5" after the arm hole decrease.
Neck HoleRow 1: Starting on right side, knit 23 sts.
Attach new ball of matching yarn and bind off 7 sts.
Knit remaining 23 stitches. (46 sts total)
*Be careful to keep each ball of yarn only working on its own side*
Row 2: P all sts ^ Bind off 3 sts, p remaining sts.(43 sts total)
Row 3: K all sts ^ Bind off 3 sts, k remaining sts.(40 sts total)
Row 4: P all sts ^ Bind off 2 sts, p remaining sts.(38 sts total)
Row 5: K all sts ^ Bind off 2 sts, k remaining sts. (36 sts total)
Row 6: P all but 2 sts, p2tog ^ p2tog, p remaining sts (34 sts total)
Row 7: K all sts
Row 8: P all but 2 sts, p2tog ^ p2tog, p remaining sts (32 sts total)
Row 9: K all sts
Row 10: P
Row 11: K all sts
Row 12: P all but 2 stitches, p2tog ^ p2tog, p remaining sts. (30 sts total, 15 sts on each side of neck hole)
Work in stockinette stitch until arm holes measure 7"
Sleeves (Make two)Cast on 41 sts.
Work 5 full zigzag pattern repeats.
Increase 1 st at the beginning, middle, and end of next row.
Work for 1 inch in stockinette stitch.
*Increase 1 st at the beginning and end of next row.
Increase 1 st at the beginning and end of next row. (56 sts)
Bind of 5 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. (46 sts)
matching yarn and weave in all ends.
For the neck hole, I crocheted some
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