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Summer Sweater to Knit K2.51

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Summer Sweater to Knit K2.51
Summer Sweater to Knit K2.51
Summer Sweater to Knit K2.51
Summer Sweater to Knit K2.51
Summer Sweater to Knit K2.51
Summer Sweater to Knit K2.51

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

This lightweight, one-piece, top-down
sweater with 3/4 length sleeves is worked in Stocking stitch with rolled hem, cuffs, and V-neck.

The body is slightly flared towards the hem which is worked with a 10 stitch left- and right-slant increase panel down each side.

Optional cap shaping at the top of the sleeves is worked with short rows, giving the shoulders a more tailored look; without short rows this pattern is easy.

Light as a feather and perfect for packing; wear with chinos or shorts when a light breeze blows.


12 sts and 16 St st rows = 2" (5cm) with smaller needle

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, finished chest 30" (76cm)
  • S, finished chest 34" (86.5cm)
  • M, finished chest 38" (96.5cm)
  • L, finished chest 41" (104cm)
  • XL, finished chest 45" (114.5cm)
  • XXL, finished chest 49.5" (125.5cm)


  • lace weight yarn, 980 yds (895m) - 1595 yds (1460m) depending on size
  • Size 5 (3.75mm) circular knitting needles
  • Size 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed knitting needles
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) knitting needles (for bind-off)

You Will Also Need:

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

Suggested yarn:

1595 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace


Oyster 503