This beginner sweater pattern is perfect for first time sweater knitters. For full schematics and pattern information, please download this PDF. To see a round of up all testers, click here.


“A worsted weight sweater knit top-down with many combinations for different looks makes it customizable to how you want to wear it!”

Stephanie, test knitter

Sizes

Finished circumference of body 35 (39, 43, 47, 51) (55, 59, 63, 67)” / 89 (99, 109, 119½, 129½) (150, 160, 170) cm.  

Samples shown in size 2 knit to fit 34” bust with +5” ease. Suggested ease is +5-10”. If the upper bust measurement is more than 3” / 7½ cm smaller than the full bust, suggest sizing down one size. 

Gauge

18½ sts and 24 rounds for 4×4” / 10×10 cm in St st knit in the round, blocked, using Needle A 

Materials

Needles

A: Main Fabric 

US8, or size to obtain gauge, in the following lengths: 16”, 32”, and preferred method for working small circumferences in the round (such as DPN’s or small circular needles). 

Optional: use only 32” and magic loop anywhere the work is too small. 

B: Ribbing

US7, or a size smaller than Needle A, in the following lengths: 16”, 32”, and preferred method for working small circumferences in the round (such as DPN’s or small circular needles). 

Optional: use only 32” and magic loop anywhere the work is too small. 

Yarn & Yardage 

Use worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:

View A

Main Color: 825 (920, 1017, 1124, 1229) (1341, 1458, 1600, 1736) yards / 754 (841, 930, 1028, 1124) (1226, 1333, 1463, 1587) meters

Contrast Color 1 & Contrast Color 2: 26 (29, 32, 36, 39) (43, 47, 51, 55) yards / 24 (27, 29, 33, 36) (39, 43, 47, 50) meters of each

Sample shown in Sandnes Garn Alpakka Ull (65% alpaca, 35% wool) 109 yards / 100 meters per 50g ball, in MC: Dark Green 8063, CC1: White 1002, and CC2: Yellow 2335.

View B

Main Color: 532 (608, 694, 773, 860) (950, 1041, 1152, 1262) yards / 486 (556, 635, 707, 786) (869, 952, 1053, 1154) meters

Contrast Color: 177 (203, 231, 258, 286) (317, 347, 384, 420) yards / 162 (186, 211, 236, 262) (290, 317, 351, 384) meters

Sample shown in Coast to Coast Yarn Co Natural Worsted (100% Non-Superwash Merino, 218y/100g, 4ply) in MC: “Button,” CC: “Velvet Foot”

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