Brendan Woods Sweater by Sharon Hansen

Brendan Woods Sweater

January 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 17.5 rows = 4 inches
in Woven Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1200 - 2100 yards (1097 - 1920 m)
S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. 5XL
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This pattern is available for free.

I designed this sweater to fit my son, who is a body builder, but wrote the pattern in two versions. The tapered version uses a range of needle sizes to gradually taper the body of the sweater. By changing directly to the largest needle size after the ribbing, you will get a straight version that would fit most average men.

Pattern is written for an overall length about an inch longer than the sweater pictured. You can easily increase the length by working more rows in pattern before the armhole shaping.

The body of the sweater is knitted from the bottom up, with a square indent for the sleeves, and then stitched together at the shoulders before adding the ribbed neckline. The sleeves are knitted starting at the cuff with simple increases at the edge of the work. The sleeves are sewn to the body and then the side and sleeve seams are sewn.

An ad-free, printable pdf is available in my Etsy shop.