The Easy Bulky One by Joji Locatelli

The Easy Bulky One

February 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
960 - 1560 yards (878 - 1426 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X), see notes
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The Easy Bulky One is the simplest, easiest, quickest and dearest sweater I have ever designed. And we are having a KAL!

It is the perfect first sweater for those knitters who’ve always been afraid of making one. With its comfortable relaxed fit, you’ll be sure that it will fit you no matter what. Even if you don’t hit gauge perfectly…

The sweater itself is SO SIMPLE! a perfect square, no shaping for shoulders, no crazy short rows. Just hours of simple, relaxing knitting. However, it has been carefully studied to fit female bodies and proportions to flatter.

But this sweater is not only for beginner knitters. It is also perfect for the traveler knitter (I promise this project requires no brain power), for the experienced knitter who needs a break, for the fashion forward knitter and for the classic one…
I literally couldn’t find any situation that this sweater project wasn’t perfect for…

When I designed its lighter version, The Easy One worked in fingering weight yarn, I realized that it might not be perfect for all weathers, therefore I designed this one, the big brother.

These patterns are similar, but they’ve been adjusted for the needs of these 2 very different gauges. When you get one of them, you automatically get a 50% discount on the second one! Find The Easy One (fingering weight version) here.

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL). Shown in size M on a 36” bust.
Recommended ease: Approx. 16 inches (40 cm) of positive ease. Choose a size from the list below that is approx. 16” (40 cm) bigger than your full bust measurement.

Bust circumference: 46 (50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74) inches; 115 (125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185) cm.
Upper arm circumference: 11½ (12, 12½, 14½, 16, 17, 18¾, 19½) inches; 28.5 (30, 31.5, 36.5, 40, 43, 47, 48.5) cm.
Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: 16 inches; 40 cm (adjustable to desired length).
Length from underarm to hem: 16½ (17, 17½, 18, 18½, 19, 20, 20¾) inches; 41 (43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 50, 52) cm.

Yarn: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Quarry by Brooklyn Tweed (100% woolen spun wool; 200 yards 183 m/100g) or approx. 960 (1000, 1060, 1140, 1340, 1440, 1560) yards; 880 (915, 970, 1040, 1135, 1225, 1320, 1430) m of lofty bulky weight yarn. The sample was made using colorway Citrine.
Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles.
Other notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

12 st and 20 rows to 4” (10cm) in Stockinette St on US 9 (5.5 mm) needles.
Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your sweater.

Pattern Errata Large/4th size
pick up 52 sts for the sleeves not 51 as stated