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Knit sweater

simple sweater knitting pattern

Yarn - Bernat Handicrafter (color: white) / medium 4 / 12 oz (340 g) / 608 yards (556 m) / less than 1.5 balls needed
Knitting Needles - Circular 29" Size 5 (3.75 mm), circular 16" Size 5 (3.75 mm) or other size needles needed for the gauge
Gauge - About 15 stitches go into 4 inches
Sweater Size – S/M
Complexity - Advanced beginner

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Part 1

Begin knitting from the bottom to top.
Cast on 64 sts or any other number of sts to knit one half of the sweater.

Front body part
1st row (right side) –, P2L to end
2nd row (wrong side) – k* to end
*make loops longer then knit them
3rd row –, p to end
4th row –, k to end
5, 7, 9, 11 rows = 3rd row
6, 8, 10, 12 rows = 4th row
Repeat the pattern starting from the 1st row until you knit to about your waistline.

Decrease two stitches
44th row (wrong side) –, k1, k2tog, k to last 4 sts; k2tog, k2
Continue working the 12 row pattern without decreasing sts.

First front shoulder part
When you knit about 10 repeats/120 rows, use 16 sts to work each front shoulder part.
121st row (right side) – P2L15
122nd row = 2nd row
123rd row = 3rd row
124th row = 4th row
125, 127, 129, 131 rows = 3rd row
126, 128, 130, 132 rows = 4th row

Second front shoulder part
Attach the yarn 16 sts before the end of the last body row. Then work the 12 row pattern totally the same as you worked for the first front shoulder part.

Back body part
Cast on 64 sts and work rows for the back body part totally the same as for the front body part, but knit 11 repeats/132 rows instead of 10 repeats/120 rows.

Back shoulder part
For each back shoulder parts use 16 sts and work just one row –, P2L15.

Part 2

knit purl simple sweater for beginners

Join shoulder front and back shoulder pieces.
Put both front and back parts to the wrong side. Cast off all sts on both front shoulder part needle and back shoulder part needle simultaneously.

Work one purl with two loops row, and then cast off all the sts. Cut the yarn and secure it.

Cast on 30 sts or any other number of sts.
Work first twelve sleeve rows totally the same as the body rows.
Increase two sts in each repeat/12 rows.
13 – 17 rows = 13 – 17 body rows
18th row –, k2, inc1, k to last 3 sts; k1, inc1, k2
19 – 24 rows = 19 – 24 body rows
Repeat the pattern starting from the row 13 until you knit about 10 repeats/120 rows plus one additional row (R2L)

Join sleeves sides on the right side of the garment.
Join each sleeve on the wrong side of the garment similar to joining shoulder pieces together.

knit sweater pattern

inc – increase – reuse a base stitch to knit one more stitch
k – knit
k2tog – knit two stitches together
k3tog – knit three stitches together
p – purl
P2L – purl with two loops (to make the loops longer) – slip stitch – slide a first stitch from one needle to the working needle without knitting it.


Sweater knitting pattern