The Big Ease by Jennifer Shiels Toland

The Big Ease

Knitting
September 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
807 - 2349 yards (738 - 2148 m)
1( 2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) for finished chest size from 89 - 169cm/ 33.5 - 67.5" See below for more details.
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THE BIG EASE

Log fires or not, you’ll always want to wrap yourself up in this super relaxed oversized big, ease-y sweater ;)

Combining simplicity with broken rib detailing, this loose-fitting knit is an everyday comfort wardrobe staple. Deep open side seams at the hem give it lots of wearing ease and a clean modern finish.

Longline length | Central seam detail to front and back | Full (shown) or mock turtle-neck options | Long sleeves or go sleeveless for a modern tunic fit | Deep side vents at hem

The Big Ease is knit using the sumptuous Studio Worsted by The Neighborhood Fiber company.


CONSTRUCTION:
The Big Ease is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. Commencing with the back and front the broken ribbed hems are worked flat, separately, then they are joined after a deep split seam to commence the body working in the round.

The front and back are then separated at the armholes and worked separately with shoulder short rowing and neck shaping on both sides. The front and back are then joined using a 3-needle bind off technique. The mock/ turtle neck is then knit, followed by the sleeves, both of which are worked in the round.

SIZES:
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest circumference: 89 (100, 109, 120, 129) (140, 149, 160, 169)cm / 35.5 (40, 43.5, 48, 51.5) (56, 59.5, 64, 67.5)”

See Schematic on Page 4 for more detailed measurements.
Suggested fit approx. 10 - 20cm / 4 - 8” positive ease. Sample shown in size 4 with 17.5cm / 7” positive ease.
Finished garment measurements are taken with relaxed fabric after blocking, so please knit a gauge swatch.

YARN:
Studio Worsted, The Neighborhood Fiber Co.
200g/ 8oz (365m /400yds, 100% Superwash Merino).
Sample shown in Charles Centre.

Yarn for Sweater with Turtleneck:
619 (695, 782, 858, 929) (1019, 1129, 1128, 1334) g
22 (25, 28, 30, 33) (36, 40, 43, 47) oz
997 (1119, 1258, 1381, 1495) (1640, 1818, 1977, 2148) m
1093 (1226, 1379, 1513, 1639) (1797, 1992, 2167, 2354) yds

Yarn for Sweater with Mock Turtleneck:
556 (629, 713, 790, 858) (948, 1055, 1154, 1258) g
20 (22, 25, 28, 30) (33, 37, 41, 44) oz
896 (1013, 1148, 1271, 1381) (1526, 1699, 1858, 2025) m
981 (1110, 1258, 1393, 1514) (1673, 1862, 2036, 2219) yds

Yarn for Sleeveless Sweater with Mock Turtleneck:
459 (524, 603, 673, 735) (817, 917, 1009, 1100) g
16 (18, 21, 24, 26) (29, 32, 36, 39) oz
738 (843, 971, 1084, 1183) (1316, 1476, 1624, 1771) m
809 (924, 1064, 1188, 1296) (1442, 1618, 1780, 1941) yds

NEEDLES

  • Size 4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 80-100cm / 32-40” length (or size needed to obtain gauge) to knit the garment, and sleeves, and turtleneck. If not using magic loop for sleeves or turtleneck, then a set of double pointed needles, or needles for your preferred method of small circumference knitting, will be required.
  • Size 4mm / US 6 circular needle, 80cm / 32” length (or size needed to obtain gauge) to knit the sleeve cuffs and a portion of the turtleneck. If not using magic loop for sleeves or turtleneck, then a set of double pointed needles, or needles for your preferred method of small circumference knitting, will be required. Spare gauge-size or below DPN for 3-Needle Bind Off

GAUGE
18 sts x 27 rnds = 10cm x 10cm (4”x 4”) in stocking stitch worked in the round after blocking on largest needle. Tip: Wet block, pin swatch and leave to dry.