Basic Elements Sweater by Sandi Rosner

Basic Elements Sweater

December 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
580 - 1300 yards (530 - 1189 m)
Finished Bust Sizes: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”
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Cheers To Ewe is happy to offer our Basic Elements line of free patterns! They’re wardrobe staples you’ll reach for over and over again. Hat, mittens, and sweater patterns are all available, and we will continue to add more free patterns to this line! We hope you enjoy them!

A classic pullover is an essential component in every
wardrobe. You’ll reach for this simple, comfortable sweater
as soon as the temperatures start to drop. With its clean
lines and subtle details, it will easily pair with all your shirts,
pants and skirts.

This sweater is knit in pieces and sewn together. It features
a relaxed crew neck, and tapered, modified set in sleeves.
While this is a great first sweater project for a beginner,
this is also a pattern you can turn to again and again. Once
you’re comfortable with the basic construction, use this
pattern as a blank canvas for your own creative expression.
Use your stash of leftovers to add stripes. Try different
stitch patterns. The possibilities are endless.


Yarn: 580 (660, 750, 850, 950, 1060, 1180, 1300) yds bulky
weight yarn

The sample was made with the following:
6 skeins Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky (50% Super Fine
Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool; 131yds/100g) in color #7283
Lavender Mix

Needles: US 10 (6 mm) straight or circular knitting needles,
US 8 (5mm) straight or circular knitting needles, or two
sizes smaller than size used to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle

14 sts and 20 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch using larger
needles, after blocking.
Save time by taking time to check gauge.

Bust/Chest: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”
Sample shown is size 40”. Model is wearing sweater with 2
inches of positive ease.

k Knit
k2tog Knit two together (right-slanting decrease)
M1L Make 1 Left: Insert left needle, from front to back,
under strand of yarn which runs between next
stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle;
knit this stitch through back loop. 1 stitch increased.
M1R Make 1 Right: Insert left needle, from back to front,
under strand of yarn which runs between next
stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle;
knit this stitch through front loop. 1 stitch increased.
p Purl
RS Right Side
rep Repeat(s)(ed)(ing)
ssk Slip 2 stitches individually as if to knit, then knit
those 2 stitches together through the back loops
(left-slanting decrease)
st(s) Stitch(es)
WS Wrong Side