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Mom's Classic Sweater

Moms Classic Sweater

Moms out there, it's time to look adorable with your baby. Try knitting this Mom's Classic Sweater to match your little one's Classic Baby Sweater. Don't you love free knitting patterns that match? This simple pullover is more traditional than many other knitting patterns. Free sweater knitting patterns often have complicated designs or unflattering shapes, but this simple design is just what the simple knitter needs. This pullover will amplify your natural beauty as a glowing new mother rather than demand attention and detract from it.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Bernat® Satin (3.5 oz/100 g; 200 yds/182 m) Sable (04011)
    • XS/S - 5 balls
    • M - 5 balls
    • L - 6 balls
    • XL - 6 balls
    • 2/3XL - 7 balls
    • 4/5XL - 8 balls
  • Sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 5 st holders.

 

Measurements:

To fit bust measurement:

  • XS/S: 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
  • M: 36 - 38" [91.5 - 96.5 cm]
  • L: 40-42" [101.5 - 106.5 cm]
  • XL: 44-46" [101.5-106.5 cm]
  • 2/3 XL: 48-54" [122-137 cm]
  • 4/5 XL: 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]

 

Finished bust:

  • XS/S: 38" [96/5 cm]
  • M: 44" [106.5 cm]
  • L: 46" [117 cm]
  • XL: 50 1/2" [128.5 cm]
  • 2/3 XL: 60" [152.5 cm]
  • 4/5 XL: 68" [173 cm]

 

Abbreviations:


Beg = Beginning

Cont = Continue(ity)

Dec = Decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together

P = Purl

P2tog = Purl 2 stitches together

P2togtbl = Purl 2 stitches together through back loops

Psso = Pass slipped stitch over

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch

Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together. knitwise

St(s) = Stitch(es)

WS = Wrong side

 

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

 

Instructions


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

 

BACK

**With smaller needles, cast on 86 (95-104-113-135-153) sts.

Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS and inc 4 (5-6-7-7-9) sts evenly across last row. 90 (100-110-120-142-162) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 13½ (14½-15-15-16-16)" [34.5(37-38-38-40.5-40.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

 

Shape raglans: Cast off 5 (5-5-7-8-8) sts beg next 2 rows. 80 (90-100-106-126-146) sts.**

Work 2 rows even.

Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. Work 3 rows even.

Rep last 4 rows 7 (5-3-2-0-0) times more. 64 (78-92-100-124-144) sts.

Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 0 (6-12-15-11-0) times more. 62 (64-66-68-100-142) sts.

Proceed as follows:

 

1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

2nd row: P1. P2tog. Purl to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.

3rd row: As 1st row.

4th row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows 3 (3-3-3-8-15) times more, then 1st and 2nd rows once. Leave rem34(36-38-40-42-42) sts on a st holder.

 

FRONT

Work from ** to ** as given for Back.

Divide for front opening: Next row: (RS). K40 (45-50-53-63-73) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.

Next row: Purl.

Next row: K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.

Work 3 rows even.

Rep last 4 rows 7 (5-3-2-0-0) times more. 32 (39-46-50-62-72) sts.

 

Sizes M, L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows (5-11-14-11-0) times more. (33-34-35-50-71) sts.

 

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.

2nd row: Purl to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.

3rd row: As 1st row.

4th row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows (2-9) times more, then 1st and 2nd rows once. 39 sts.

 

All sizes: Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. K 21 (21-21-21-26-26) sts. Turn. Leave rem 8 (9-10-11-10-10) sts on a st holder.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.

4th row: P2tog. Purl to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.

5th row: As 3rd row.

6th row: P2tog. Purl to end of row.

7th row: As 3rd row.

 

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only:

8th row: Purl to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.

9th row: As 3rd row.

10th row: Purl.

11th row: As 3rd row.

12th row: As 8th row.

13th row: K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.

14th row: Purl.

15th row: As 13th row.

Rep last 4 rows once more. 3 sts.

Next row: (WS). P1. P2togtbl. 2 sts.

Next row: ssk. Fasten off.

 

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

8th row: As 4th row.

9th row: As 3rd row.

10th row: Purl.

11th row: As 3rd row.

12th row: Purl to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.

13th row: As 3rd row.

14th row: Purl.

15th row: K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.

16th row: As 12th row.

17th row: As 15th row.

Rep 14th to 17th rows once more. 4 sts.

Next row: (WS). P4.

Next row: ssk. K2.

Next row: P1. P2togtbl.

Next row: ssk. Fasten off.

 

All sizes:

With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts. Knit to end of row.

Next row: Purl.

Next row: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

Work 3 rows even.

Rep last 4 rows 7 (5-3-2-0-0) times more. 32 (39-46-50-62-72) sts.

 

Sizes M, L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

Next row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows (5-11-14-11-0) times more. (33-34-35-50-71) sts.

 

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

1st row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

2nd row: P1. P2tog. Purl to end of row.

3rd row: As 1st row.

4th row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows (2-9) times more, then 1st and 2nd rows once. 39 sts.

 

All sizes: Shape neck:

1st row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

2nd row: Purl to last 8 (9-10-11-10-10)sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a st holder. 23 (23-23-23-28-28) sts.

3rd row: ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

4th row: P2tog. Purl to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.

5th row: As 3rd row.

6th row: Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.

7th row: As 3rd row.

 

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only:

8th row: P1. P2tog. Purl to end of row.

9th row: As 3rd row

10th row: Purl.

11th row: As 3rd row.

12th row: As 8th row.

13th row: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

14th row: Purl.

15th row: As 13th row.

Rep last 4 rows once more. 3 sts.

Next row: (WS). P2tog. P1. 2 sts.

Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

 

Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

8th row: As 4th row.

9th row: As 3rd row.

10th row: Purl.

11th row: As 3rd row.

12th row: P1. P2tog. Purl to end of row.

13th row: As 3rd row.

14th row: Purl.

15th row: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

16th row: As 12th row.

17th row: As 15th row.

Rep 14th to 17th rows once more. 4 sts.

Next row: (WS). P4.

Next row: K2. K2tog.

Next row: P2tog. P1.

Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

 

SLEEVES

With smaller needles, cast on 40 (40-45-45-49-49) sts.

Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS and inc 3 sts evenly across last row. 43 (43-48-48-52-52) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on 5th and every following 6th (6th-6th-4th-4th-2nd) row to 49 (51-52-66-94-70) sts, then every following 8th (6th-6th-6th-6th-4th) row to 67 (71-76-86-96-104) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 17½ (18-18-17½-17-16½)" [44.5 (45.5-45.5-44.5-43-42) cm], ending with a WS row.

 

Shape raglans:

Cast off 5 (5-5-7-8-8) sts beg next 2 rows. 57 (61-66-72-80-88) sts. Work 2 rows even.

Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

Work 3 rows even.

Rep last 4 rows 1 (1-1-0-0-0) time more. 53 (57-62-70-78-86) sts.

Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 21 (23-25-27-28-30) times more. 9 (9-10-14-20-24) sts.

 

Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:

Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.

Next row: P1. P2tog. Purl to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.

Rep last 2 rows (0-1-2) time(s) more. (10-12-12) sts.

 

All sizes:

Leave rem 9 (9-10-10-12-12) sts on a st holder.

 

FINISHING

Neckband: Sew raglan seams. With RS of work facing and smaller needles, K 8 (9-10-11-10-10) from right front st holder. Pick up and knit 14 (14-14-14-17-17) sts up right front neck edge. K 9 (9-10-10-12-12) from right sleeve st holder. K 34 (36-38-40-42-42) from back neck st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across. K 9 (9-10-10-12-12) from left sleeve st holder. Pick up and knit 14 (14-14-14-17-17) sts down left front neck edge. K8 (9-10-11-10-10) from left front st holder. 94 (98-104-108-118-118) sts. Knit 4 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

 

Front opening edging:

With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 26 (29-31-32-32-35) sts down left front opening edge.

Pick up and knit 26 (29-31-32-32-35) sts up right front opening edge.

Cast off.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

 

Mom's Classic Sweater Diagram

 

Notes:

For the baby pullover, take a look at the Classic Baby Sweater!

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I love the look of this sweater and the instructions look easy to follow. I have the perfect yarn for this sweater so it should work up nicely. I love sweaters and can't wait to add this to my collection. Thank you.

The mom classic sweater is just that...I love the comfy classic look. Add the bonus of being able to wear matching sweaters with your little angel. Work them up in same colors or like the picture in something different. Very cute idea!

Can anyone help me please. Starting with 104 and then increasing to 110 I have knitted up to where it divides for front and then knitted 50 as instructed and completed that side but when it comes to doing the other (left) front I have 60 stitches left but am instructed as if I have 50. I cannot see where I have gone wrong and have read and re-read the pattern many times. Any help appreciated. I would love to rate this 5 but can't until I can work out the pattern. Adele

I saw your post, went and read the pattern. Did you cast off 5 at the beginning of the first two rows for raglan sleeves? That would leave you with 100 stitches and of course divide by 50 works then. Hope that helps...

Want to begin this soon, but would love to use circular needles because I am visually impaired. Keeping the stitches connected leaves me with better results. What would the changes be?

I would to knit this on cricuilar needles. These sweaters look so much nicer with out the seams. They are also easier to knit. Any advice?

this sweater is classic wear it with dressy skirt or dress pants or with casual, even jeans - would look good with a cowl or scarf too lol -- the directions seem straight forward so here we go again

Baby sweater partern http//www.allfreeknitting.com/Baby-Sweater == /Classic-Baby-Sweater-From-Bernat

where are the instructions for baby sizes?

Hey there! We've gone ahead and included a link to the Classic Baby Sweater at the bottom of this page. I hope that helps! Happy knitting!

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