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Lavender Wrapped Knit Sweater

This knit sweater is an amazingly fashionable choice for any season.

Lavender Wrapped Knit Sweater
Lavender Wrapped Knit Sweater
This image courtesy of redheart.com

If you're tired of seeing the same knit sweater patterns everywhere you look, the Lavender Wrapped Knit Sweater is your next project. From the loose fit around the arms to the uncommon twisted effect in the front, this knit sweater pattern is one of the most unique you'll ever see. The relaxed fit makes this a great option for curvier ladies, but it will give thinner women a gorgeous ballerina-off-duty look. While we love the pale purple variegated design of this knit sweater, it would look lovely in rose for a girlier effect, or green to create a fresh and springy ensemble.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge16 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 19 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.

 

Finished SizeOne size fits most. Wrap measures 17" (43 cm) long, 46" (116.8 cm) in diameter.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Unforgettable™ yarn: 4 balls 3930 Pearly
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needle: 5mm [US 8] and 6mm [US 10] 24" (61 cm) or longer
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Sweater

Sleeves (Make 2)

With smaller needles, cast on 52 sts.

Round 1: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 1 until piece measures 12" (30.4 cm) from cast on.

Bind off all sts, leaving a long tail for seaming.

See sleeve diagram.

Body

Change to larger needles.

Cast on 200 sts, then twist cast on twice. Place marker and join to knit in the round, keeping the two twists in the cast on.

Round 1: Knitaround.

Repeat Round 1 until piece measures 13" (33 cm) from cast on.

See body diagram.

See back of sweater.

Shape Shoulders

Next round: K98, place marker, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog; repeat from * one time – 196 sts.

Repeat this round 22 more times – 108 sts after final repeat.

Bind off all sts.

Finishing

Lay body flat, with shoulders seams at each side. Arrange the twists so they are at the front and the back, between the shoulder seams. Using a yarn needle, tack the twists in place.

Seam sleeves to create a tube. At the bottom hem, parallel to the shoulder seams, measure 4" (10 cm) up. Seam the top of each sleeve to the inside of the body, leaving enough room to place your arm inside.

With yarn needle, weave in all loose ends.

Abbreviations

dec
decrease(s)(d)(ing)
K
knit
k2tog
knit the next 2 stitches together
P
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)
St st
Stockinette stitch
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.
ssk (slip, slip, knit)
slip next two stitches knitwise to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together – 1 st dec.
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Not familiar with twist cast on??????

Hi Ande, you can read in the instructions that you simply cast on the number of stitches as usual, but then you twist your cast on edge twice before joining in the round. You know how you would usually avoid twisting your stitches before joining in the round? This time, it's part of the design! We hope this helps. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

This is such a lovely sweater. Sweet and romantic, and a beautiful color.

I wish there were more photos of this sweater because I can't make head or tail of it. I know it is basic shapes but how does the back lie? It looks like an interesting sweater but I can't make out how to put it together.

Hi Tricia, in order to learn how to put the sweater together, please read through the "finishing" section of the pattern. As for how the back lies, we have updated the "Body" section to include a picture of the back. Please click "See back of sweater" link to access a picture. I hope this helps!

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