Sweater hug by Skeindeer Knits

Sweater hug

Knitting
December 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
914 - 1565 yards (836 - 1431 m)
1-10: 87-167 cm / 34-66 in
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‘Sweater hug’ is a sweater to be made in the squishiest, plump, DK weight yarn you just want to be cocooned in. It’s a sweater that will hug you on darker days, warm you on colder days and comfort you no matter what. It’s a snuggle-up-in-the-sofa-with-woolly-socks-and-hot-tea sort of sweater.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern, and if you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact me in my Ravelry group ‘Skeindeer Knits’. It’s the best place for swift support. Happy knitting!

Yarn suggestions
A plump DK weight yarn with about 250m / 273yds per 100g.

Crafternoon Treats Corriedale Polwarth, The Fibre Co. Lore, John Arbon Knit by Numbers DK, Skein Queen Soire, Harrisville Nightshades, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, West Wool Tandem, Holst Supersoft or JC Rennie Supersoft held double etc.

Yarn amount (836, 894, 968, 1031, 1100) (1114, 1233, 1297, 1372, 1431) m / (914, 978, 1059, 1127, 1203) (1273, 1348, 1418, 1500, 1565) yds.

Sizes
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Garment bust: (87, 96, 104, 113, 122) (131, 140, 149, 158, 167) cm / (34, 38, 41, 44, 48) (52, 55, 59, 62, 66)“.
To be worn with 10-20 cm / 4-8” positive ease. The sample is knit in size 5.

Gauge
18 sts x 28 rnds = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette stitch.

Needles
Gauge-size needles for body and sleeves, and 1 mm below gauge-size needles for ribbed cuff, neckline and hem.
The sample was made using 5 mm (US 8) and 4 mm (US 6).

Notions
4 stitch markers, darning needle

Construction
This drop-sleeve sweater is worked top-down, casting on for the back first, working short-rows for the shoulder-shaping before working straight to the underarm. Each front is picked up from the cast-on edge and worked concurrently from two separate skeins. The fronts join after the neckline shaping and are joined together with the back at the underarm.

The body is worked straight in the round until the hem is split in two, each hem being worked flat in rib.

Sleeve stitches are picked up along the armholes, which are worked in the round, decreasing towards the wrist. And finally you pick up for the neckline and work this in the round in rib.