Sweater by Mary Scott Huff


August 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, with larger needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
955 - 1719 yards (873 - 1572 m)
Finished chest measurements: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44)" (76 [81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112] cm)
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This sweater is one of the easiest styles to knit. The lower part is worked in the round, then a few stitches are bound off at either side to shape the armholes, then the front and back are worked one at a time, back and forth in rows. The shoulder seams are then joined, and sleeves are knitted flat, from cuff to shoulder. After sewing the underarm seam on each, the sleeves are sewn into the armholes, all with mattress stitch. The only finishing is to work a few rounds of ribbing at the neckline, and weave in the ends. Sometimes new knitters worry that making an entire sweater will be difficult. The truth is that once you have mastered basic skills by practicing on smaller items, completing a whole garment is no more challenging. The only difference is that garments take more time to complete because there is more knitted fabric in them. Just relax and enjoy the process, and before you know it you’ll be wearing your very own creation!