Step by Step Sweater by Florence Miller

Step by Step Sweater

August 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
738 - 1722 yards (675 - 1575 m)
A (B, C, D) (E, F, G)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Step By Step Sweater is a simple raglan sweater with no complicated techniques, perfect as your first garment knitting project. It has a relaxed fit and two options for the neckline.
This sweater also has an associated video demonstrating all the tricky steps in the knitting process.

Optional short row shaping is included.

Sizes: A (B, C, D) (E, F, G)
If the pattern has not been graded into a size that fits you and you would like to knit this sweater, please contact me and I can grade some additional sizes as required.
EDIT: Two additional sizes will be coming this summer, to match the size range of my other patterns. Thanks for your patience!

Measurements: Approximately 90 (100, 110, 120) (130, 140, 150) cm finished garment bust measurement after washing and blocking.

Needles: 4.5mm circular needles (40cm and 80cm lengths), 5.5mm circular needles (40cm and 80 or 100cm lengths)
It is possible to use the magic loop technique to avoid the need for 40cm needles.

Yarn: Nepal by DROPS (75m/50g)
For the striped version:
7 (8, 9, 11) (12, 13, 15) skeins of the main colour
3 (3, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6) skeins of the contrast colour
For a solid coloured version:
9 (10, 12, 13) (15, 16, 18) skeins

Alternatively you could use the same length of one of the following yarns:
Alaska by DROPS (70m/50g)
Fishermen’s Wool by Lion Brand (425m/225g)
Eco+ by Cascade (437m/250g)
KOS by Sandnes Garn (150m/50g)
The grey striped sample is knitted in Nepal by DROPS. The brown textured sample is knitted in one strand of Tennen by Noro held with a strand of silk mohair.