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Simplest Sweater: Sizes

from Juliet Romeo Juliet Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Simplest Sweater: Sizes
Simplest Sweater: Sizes Simplest Sweater-front
Simplest Sweater: Sizes Simplest Sweater-yoke detail
Simplest Sweater: Sizes Simplest Sweater-top

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stocking stitch
  • cast on, cast off
  • easy increase and decrease stitches

Pattern Description:

This is my first knitted sweater and is as simple as I could make it. Worsted weight for a quick knit, and it has a boat neck with no ribbing, 3/4 sleeves, and just enough waist and sleeve shaping to add a bit of elegance. Plus, top-down construction means no seaming!

This file includes versions of the pattern in women's even sizes from 32 to 48, and includes a design schematic for each size.*

If you are also a Ravelry member, feel free to check out some of the great versions other knitters have made with this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simplest-sweater-sizes

I've worked up a yardage estimate chart to use as a guide, but keep in mind that these are estimates. Your use will depend on gauge, arm and torso length, any additions like ribbing, all that good stuff. I've included a small buffer for safety, but for extras like longer sleeves consider the larger amount.

Worsted Weight: Yardage Estimates
32: 675 - 844
34: 722 - 902
36: 752 - 942
38: 811 - 1014
40: 857 - 1071
42: 898 - 1122
44: 952 - 1190
46: 1006 - 1258
48: 1056 - 1320

* Note: Unlike some other patterns, this one includes each size as a separate section. Please find your size and print, no need to run off the whole 19-page file!


16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32-48


  • 6mm circular needles
  • 5mm crochet hook for finishing (optional)
  • Worsted weight yarn