Comfy Drop Shoulder Sweater by Megan Goodacre

Comfy Drop Shoulder Sweater

Knitting
September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (stocking) stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1450 - 2610 yards (1326 - 2387 m)
Finished bust: 36 3/4 (40 3/4, 44 3/4, 48 3/4, 52 3/4, 56 3/4, 60 3/4, 64 3/4, 68 3/4) inches (93.5 [103.5, 113.5, 124, 134, 144, 154.5, 164.5, 174.5] cm)

Even with a skill rating of 1 out of 5, this is a very elegant sweater. One of the most basic types of sweaters, the drop shoulder, is transformed into a stylish, silky pullover you could throw on over a pair of leggings or a fitted skirt. The roomy body has a dropped back hem for a flattering line at the hip, and the fitted sleeves keep it from being too boxy.

Skills needed
Knit/purl, mattress stitch for joining pieces, 3-needle bind off for joining shoulders

Finished length
Length (measured at back): 231/24, 241/4, 241/2, 243/4, 25, 251/4, 251/2) inches (59.5 60.5, 61, 61.5, 62, 63, 63.5, 64, 65 cm)

Construction notes
The front and back are worked separately for the bottom ribbing and joined at the sides. Then, the body and sleeves are worked in the round from the bottom up to the underarms. The body and sleeves are joined and worked in the round to the base of the neck shaping. The yoke is worked back and forth from the base of the neck. The neck band is picked up and worked.