Sleeveless Cowl Neck Sweater in the Round by Pam Allen

Sleeveless Cowl Neck Sweater in the Round

January 2002
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on circular needle
US 11 - 8.0 mm
693 yards (634 m)
S (M, L, XL)
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Pages: 302-306.

Pattern description from Knitting for Dummies: “This sweater knits up in no time in a wonderful bulky tweed blend from Classic Elite. Any other yarn with the same gauge will work as well. Because the yarn is heavy, you could even try holding two finer yarns together to create your own yarn blend. Just make sure that you arrive at the correct gauge. You can see this sweater featured in the color insert. The shape of the sweater is as straightforward as you can get - the body is a rectangle tube with a few stitches taken out at the armholes. It’s worked in the round, so all you do is cast on, knit up, and bind off. If you need a reminder on circular knitting, turn back to Chapter 17 for specifics. See the shape of the sweater in the schematic in Figure 18-1.”


  • To fit small (medium, large, extra-large)
  • Bust 36 (40, 44, 48) inches
  • Length 21.5 (22, 22.5, 23) inches


  • Seven 3.5-ounce/100-gram skeins (each approximately 99 yards) of Classic Elite Gatsby (70% wool, 15% viscose, 15% nylon) in French Blue or a color you like
  • One size 11 circular needle (24 inches long)
  • One size 11 circular needle (16 inches long)
  • One set of 4 or 5 size 11 double-pointed needles (optional - for detachable sleeves)