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Beautiful Basket Weave Pullover

By: Free Vintage Knitting
Beautiful Basket Weave Pullover
Beautiful Basket Weave Pullover
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An interesting texture can take a hand-knit sweater from good to great. The Beautiful Basket Weave Pullover uses a vertical variant of the basket weave stitch to up the style ante without adding difficulty. If you like vintage knitting patterns but don't have the patience for colorwork or tricky lace patterns, this is the sweater for you. This classic design is easy to read, making it accessible even for knitters new to learning how to knit a sweater. Add some timeless charm to any wardrobe with this simple sweater pattern.

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Knitting Needle Size2 or 2.75 mm, 4 or 3.5 mm

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge26 stitches, N/A rows, 4 inches. stockinette stitch

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I like vintage patterns and I like working on small needles but I wish they included sizes with this pattern. I have to do a bit of math on this to make it a smaller size. I like my sweaters a little loose but size 14, or so I saw in a prior comment, is still too big for me. It would make a lovely sweater though. Thank you.

If I hit the link and there's no photo, I just close it. You need to make sure photos are included with the links!

Hello cherylshope 887022 1, there was a temporary glitch in our system and, unfortunately, the photos for many patterns were deleted. We are working diligently to restore the photos for these patterns. There is now a photo available for this pattern. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I really like most vintage patterns, including this one. I think I would like longer sleeves, maybe elbow length or even three quarter length, but I can't see that would be a problem to change as long as I didn't get carried away with shaping. It would be an easy pattern to update, too, just by relaxing the shaping of the body.

I love basketweave and don't usually see it in a sweater pattern. An added bonus is that the pattern is written for size 14 (but since it's a vintage pattern I wonder if the measurements have changed?) I may just try this out.

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