DRK Everyday Sweater by Andrea Mowry

DRK Everyday Sweater

November 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stockinette stitch in the round knit with the Main Fabric needle, after blocking.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
980 - 2097 yards (896 - 1917 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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This past year held many unexpected opportunities for learning more about myself and offered the time to slow down and reflect. I have thought a lot about what I reach for time and again in my closet, and how much that choice affects my mood for the day. I have found myself wanting to make and wear wardrobe staples that come to life in the details and go with everything in my closet!

The DRK (DreaReneeKnits) Everyday Sweater is knit from the top down (meaning you can try it on as you go and add length to suit your own personal style!), beginning with the collar. You will separate the sleeves placing them on hold while the body is finished and then the sleeves are returned to the needle, picking up stitches for the underarm for a totally seamless sweater!

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)

34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66)”
86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127)(137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5) cm Recommended ease is + 2 - 4”/5 - 10 cm (although my test knitters tried out everything from no ease all the way up to 10”/25.5 cm with great success); sample is shown in Size 2 on a 35”/89 cm bust with 3”/7.5 cm of positive ease, she is 5’5” tall.

These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

Sport weight (185 yds/56 g)
297 (334, 369, 408, 448)(496, 531, 581, 635) g
980 (1102, 1217, 1346, 1478)(1637, 1753, 1917, 2097) yds
895 (1007, 1113, 1231, 1352)(1497, 1603, 1753, 1918) m

For this sweater I chose Mountain Meadow Tweed, a marled, sport weight 100% Mountain Merino wool that is the yarn dreams are made of! This 2-ply is perfect for sweater knitting and easily ranks among my favorite yarns thanks to its woolly feel, springy twist and natural colors.

Mountain Meadow Tweeds (100% Mountain Merino) 185 yds/56 g
6 (6, 7, 8, 8)(9, 10, 11, 12) skeins Flint

Main Fabric: US 5/3.75 mm - 16”/40 cm to 40”/100 cm circular & preferred needles for small circumference (Magic Loop or DPNs)

Sleeve Fabric: US 6/4 mm - Preferred needles for small circumference (Magic Loop or DPNs) see Notes on pg. 3

Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm for hem & preferred needles for small circumference for cuffs.

(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. The Ribbing needle should be 2 sizes smaller than the Main Fabric needle.)

Stitch marker, cable needle (optional), waste yarn or stitch holders to hold sleeve sts and tapestry needle for Kitchener stitch and weaving in ends.

21 sts & 32 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round after blocking, using Main Fabric needle.

2x2 Tubular cast on
or Twisted German cast on
Short rows
Resolving a wrapped stitch on the RS after it was wrapped on the WS
Picking up stitches
2x2 Tubular bind off (including rearranging sts & use Kitchener Stitch on one needle)
or Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off

Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!