This drop shoulder unisex pattern is recommended for a beginning knitter.
Sizes: Three sizes are offered to fit women’s chest measurements of 75-80 cm (29.5-31 inches); 85-90 cm (33.5-35.5 in.); 95-100 cm (37.5-39 in) and to fit men’s chest measurements of 90-95 cm (35.5-37.5 inches); 100-105 cm (39-41 in) and 110-115 cm (43-45 in). Actual finished measurements: 119, 126, 133 cm (47, 49.5, 52 inches).
A simple drop shoulder design is knit flat in pieces. Similar stitch patterns of stripes in stockinette and garter stitch are varied in placement for the men’s and women’s versions of the sweater.
Yarn: The sweater requires two colors: 14-15 balls of a main color and 2 balls of a contrasting color for the women’s version. 11-12 balls of the main color and 7-8 balls of the contrasting color are needed for the men’s version.