KNIT BEGINNER SWEATER - EASY BREEZY TOP

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Here is the EASIEST sweater to knit! This Easy Breezy Top is the perfect FIRST sweater project to make and what I love about it is, intermediate and even advanced knitters will enjoy making this top too. Who doesn't love a fast project?! You get to switch colors, use different fibers of yarn and knit using 1 strand and sometimes holding the yarn double...and did I also mention it has the BEST SEAM EVER?!!! You are going to want to make this shoulder seam on everything! (And if you do, post them here)


Click here for the video tutorial


Isn't it so pretty?! AHHHH! It's my favorite sweater I've made so far. If you want to make your sweater longer or shorter, please do! Customize it, make this your own creation. That's what I love about knitting. But PLEASE show me how yours turns out!



This pullover comes in sizes S, M, L, XL. Click here for all the sizes and for the .PDF pattern.



Materials

15% Coupon Code for the yarn I used: WAK4IKNITS

     -Color 1: Size 3 DK weight yarn - I used weareknitters-pima cotton in natural 2 skeins (343 yds.)
     -Color 2: Size 6 super bulky yarn - I used weareknitters-the wool in forest green 1 skein (85 yds.)
     -Color 3: Size 3 DK weight yarn - I used weareknitters-pima cotton in beige 1 skein (84 yds.)
     -Size US 13 (9.0mm) Needles *MY FAVORITE!!!* Worth every penny, and you save $$$ because you can do everything with them!
       OR you can get the straight needles: http://amzn.to/2Gkxqnv
     -Tapestry Needle

Gauge:

DK yarn held double: 6 sts x 8 rows = 2” in stockinette stitch

Click here to follow along with the Video Tutorial: http://bit.ly/easybreezytop

**Instructions for Size Large only** Click here for all the other sizes: iknitsshop.com or on Ravelry or Etsy.

Abbreviations:

BO - Bind Off
CO - Cast On
RS - Right Side
WS - Wrong Side

Notes:

This sweater is made from the bottom up in stockinette stitch.
Knit 2 rectangles flat and sew together.

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PATTERN (MAKE 2)



CO 76

Row 1 and all odd rows (WS): purl all stitches.

Row 2 and all even rows (RS): knit all stitches.

1st stripe: 16 rows

2nd stripe: 14 rows

3rd stripe: 9 rows

4th stripe: 12 rows

5th stripe: 9 rows

6th stripe: 5 rows

*For the stripes that end on an odd number: cut yarn, transfer stitches on your other needle to start the next color on the RS.* VIDEO TUTORIAL

BO purlwise.

Cut yarn leaving a 12" tail.

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SEW SWEATER TOGETHER

BRAIDED SHOULDER SEAM Click here for the PHOTO TUTORIAL | VIDEO TUTORIAL



With right sides facing up, using your tapestry needle, go through the 2 bars on the back piece of the last row from right to left. Now, go through the outer most V stitch on your front piece from the top to bottom. Go through the next braid(outer most V stitch) on the front piece from the bottom to the top and into the next 2 bars on the back piece from right to left. Go back into the same V stitch from before from the top to bottom. Repeat until you have 25 braids. Repeat on other shoulder.

To sew the sides: VIDEO TUTORIAL (start at 13:40)

With right sides facing up, side by side, using your needle, go through the outermost horizontal bar switching back and forth on both pieces.

Weave ends.

Block your sweater | VIDEO TUTORIAL | It is very important to block your sweater once you are done. I blocked it by putting it in warm water with a little bit of liquid laundry soap, rinse, and hang dry as well as pulling on the sweater making it longer/wider.



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This is an original pattern by Christine Rosen of iKNITS. You may sell products made from this pattern by clearly crediting the design to me with a link to my site: www.theiknits.com. Thank you for being respectful and understanding.

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