Freestyle Super by Joanne Seiff

Freestyle Super

October 2018
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
7.0 mm
450 - 750 yards (411 - 686 m)
sizes 2-4 (4-6, 6-8, 8-10), measuring 27½ (30½, 32, 35)"/70(77.5, 81.5,88.5) cm
low vision format available
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Freestyle Super: a super bulky child’s raglan sweater featuring whatever colors your kid chooses! Knit in 4 colors (or more) from the bottom up in the round, this design uses written instructions, a schematic, and some tips on personalizing your striping choices. The sweater is completely reversible. If the kid spills on the front…turn it around. It requires virtually no sewing at the end, just weaving in ends and joining up the underarm stitches. Freestyle Super uses a Super Bulky weight yarn that knits at 11 sts = 4”/10 cm after blocking on a size US 10.75 (7mm) needle. This pattern requires the knitter to increase, decrease, and play with color.

A word about sizing: Please measure the wearer’s chest size and plan for plenty of ease. This is meant to be a relaxed fit…kids grow fast.

Accessibility Note: This pattern offers an additional Low Vision pdf option, with Arial 24 point sans serif font in all black text and photo captions. It has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out. If there’s a chart included, there are also written instructions- the chart is not needed to complete the pattern.


Any Super Bulky weight yarn that knits to the correct gauge in 4 or more colors, (or however many colors you choose) as follows:
Note: If you choose to lengthen the body of this pullover, it will require more yardage.

Main Color (MC):
Approximately 300 (400, 450, 450) yd/274 (366, 412, 412) m
Small amounts of Contrast Color #1 (CC1),#2 (CC2), #3 (CC3):
Approximately 50-100 yd/92 m for all sizes
(This is a good opportunity to use up your stash!)

The Sample pictured is Size 8-10 (35”/88.5 cm), and knit in several different yarns:
Colors & amounts used in sample are:

MC: 4 skeins Quince & Co. Puffin, (100% AmericanWool, 112 yd (102m)/3..53oz (100gr) per skein). Color #121 Bark
CC1: 1 skein Briggs & Little Super, (100% Canadian Wool, 85 yd (78 m)/3.99oz(113gr) per skein). Color Navy Blue
CC2: 1 skein Seine River Shepherds special run, produced by Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner 3 ply yarn (100% Canadian Wool, 141 yd (129 m)/3.99 oz (112 gr) per skein). color #01 Natural White
CC3: 1 skein Custom Woolen Mills Prairie Wool Lopi Soft Spun, (100% Wool-Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset, 150 yards (137m)/3.95oz (112g) per skein). color #116 Wine Red Heather.

Size US 10.75 (7 mm) 24” (60cm) circular knitting needle or size to get gauge
Size US 10.75 (7 mm) double-pointed needles or size to get gauge
Size US 10.75 (7 mm) 16” (40cm) circular knitting needle or size to get gauge (optional: for neckline)
Note for knitting in the round: You can use dpns, 2 circulars or 1 long circular for magic loop as desired.

Notions Required:
Markers or bit of scrap yarn
Tape measure
Row counter (recommended)
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Tapestry needle