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Fresh Mesh Sleeveless Sweater

Fresh Mesh Sleeveless Sweater
Fresh Mesh Sleeveless Sweater
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The Fresh Mesh Sleeveless Sweater is a great transitional piece to throw on when the temperature begins to rise. Take your normal sweater up a notch with this mesh, two-toned top. The green and black look lovely together and the pattern provides clear instructions for several different sizes. You can quickly work up this warm weather sweater and start showing it off right away. The bulky weight yarn ensures you stay comfortable while the sleeveless design allows for movement and air flow on those days when you just can't figure out what to wear.


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm, 11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge13 sts and 17 rows = 4" (10 cm) with larger needles in stocking st.

Finished SizeTo fit bust measurement: Extra-Small/Small: 28-34" (71-86.5cm) Medium: 36-38" (91.5-96.5cm) Large: 40-42" (101.5-106.5cm) Extra-Large: 44-46" (112-117cm) 2/3 X-Large: 48-54" (122-137cm) 4/5 X-Large: 56-62"(142-157.5cm) Finished bust Extra-Small/Small: 36"

Materials List

  • BERNAT® Maker Fashion™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 126 yds/115 m) Contrast A Green (06006), XS/S - 3 balls, M - 3 balls, L - 4 balls, XL - 4 balls, 2-3XL - 5 balls, 4-5XL - 5 balls
  • BERNAT® Maker Fashion™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 126 yds/115 m) Contrast B Black (06002), XS/S - 3 balls, M - 3 balls, L - 4 balls, XL - 4 balls, 2-3XL - 5 balls, 4-5XL - 5 balls
  • Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 36" [90 cm] long and size U.S. 10½ [6.5 mm] circular knitting needle 16" [40 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Stitch holder


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ).


**With A and larger needle, cast on 59 (65- 71-80-92-104) sts. Knit 5 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.
1st row: (RS). K1. *K1. yo. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: P1. *P1. yo. P2tog. Rep from * to end of row. P1. Rep these 2 rows for pat until 13 (13½-14-14-14½-15)" [33 (34.5- 35.5-35.5-37-38) cm] total length, ending on a WS row. Break A.
Shape sleeves: 1st row: (RS). With B, cast on 5 sts. K3. *K1. yo. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: Cast on 5 sts. K3. *P1. yo. P2tog. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3. 69 (75-81-90- 102-114) sts.
3rd row: K3. *K1. yo. K2tog. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
4th row: K3. *P1. yo. P2tog. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3. ** Rep last 2 rows until 21 (22- 23-23-24-25)" [53.5 (56-58.5-58.5-61- 63.5) cm] total length, ending on a WS row.
Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Pat 22 (25-26- 30-35-41) sts and leave on st holder for Left Side. Cast off center 25 (25-29-30-32- 32) sts. Pat to end of row. 22 (25-26-30-35- 41) sts rem for Right Side.
Right Side: 1st row: (WS). K3. Pat to end of row.
2nd row: K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K3. Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. Cast off rem 18 (21-22-26-31-37) sts.
Left Side: 1st row: (WS). Join B to rem sts on st holder. Pat to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: K3. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. Cast off rem 18 (21-22-26-31-37) sts.


Work from ** to ** as given for Front. With B, rep last 2 rows until Back measures same as Front. Cast off.


Sew shoulder and side seams.


(RS). With B and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 60 (62- 62-66-72-74) sts around neck edge. Join in rnd placing marker at first st.
1st rnd: Purl.
2nd rnd: Knit. Rep last 2 rnds once more.
Cast off.


Knit next 2 stitches together
Right side
Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
Wrong side
Yarn over
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Printing the pattern off now with the plans of doing a variegated top and solid bottom. The bottom in going to be strawberry in color and the top neopolitan in color like the ice cream. Using a blend of cotton and not going with the chunky yarn. I'm also going to do in the round as I don't want to seam.

I love that this fits right in with the block coloring that is so popular in fashion right now. I also greatly appreciate that the extra large size is included! I wonder if you have a thick middle like myself if it would be better to swap where the black is located. I always thought it was good to wear your colors closest to your face?!? Anyone else have a thought?

This is such a beautiful and easy knit! I love the fact that it's open to different color combinations. You can make a ton of these with different colors and they'll all be beautiful. It doesn't seem like it'd take too long either. Has anyone knitted this yet? Is it a quick knit?


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