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BIG Sweater to Knit K2.55

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : BIG Sweater to Knit K2.55
BIG Sweater to Knit K2.55
BIG Sweater to Knit K2.55
BIG Sweater to Knit K2.55
BIG Sweater to Knit K2.55
BIG Sweater to Knit K2.55

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl

Pattern Description:

This roomy, one piece, top-down sweater has wide three-quarter length sleeves and a deep and wide turtleneck.

Back of sleeves are knitted with back of sweater, as are sleeve fronts and front of sweater.

Knitted entirely in stocking stitch and rib, this sweater is large enough to wear over several layers, or not, your choice.

This BIG Sweater will become a favorite in any wardrobe.


10 sts and 13 rows = 2" (5cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, finished chest 38" (96.5cm)
  • S, finished chest 42" (106.5cm)
  • M, finished chest 46" (117cm)
  • L, finished chest 50" (127cm)
  • XL, finished chest 54" (137cm)
  • XXL, finished chest 58" (147.5cm)


  • 1170 yds (1070m) - 1900 yds (1740m) light worsted weight yarn
  • Size 8 (5mm) circular and double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Intrepid Tulips Bamboo Frost