Just the Basics Sweater


Just the Basics Sweater


Have you noticed that a lot of free knitting patterns for sweaters are pretty complex. Not that there's anything wrong with added lace panels and cables, but sometimes it's just good to knit something a little more simple. With that, I present to you the Just the Basics Sweater. This classic sweater is not only great for a sweater knitting novice, but its classic design will never go out of style - you'll be able to wear it for years and years to come.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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


If you like the Just the Basics Sweater, be sure to check out Knitting For Beginners: 17 Speedy Sweaters!

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This pattern-maker is super annoying, like that $5 Paris designer. How the hell are these supposed to be easy if only one size is offered and we have to re-size the thing ourselves? May as well just buy the damn pattern with all the sizes. I don't know how to rewrite knitting patterns to accommodate my big old self. This is INTENSELY FRUSTRATING.

just looking for a 36in chest crew neck raglan plain sweater pattern please

As a Tailoress, I measure sleeve length from top of shoulder. It should be easy to try on before attaching to main body. Hope this helps. Iona

Has anyone made this? If so, how did the size work out? I usually wear medium, but the bust seems quite small for a loose-fitting adult sweater. Also...From what point do you measure sleeve length--top of the sleeve (i.e., shoulder seam), the underarm seam, or midway between the two? If from the underarm, the sleeves are plenty long; if from the mid-point, they still might be okay. But measured from the shoulder seam, these sleeves would at most be 3/4 length. Would like to make this for my daughter, who is tall with long arms. She usually wears medium or large, but I'm not experienced enough at knitting to feel confident trying to adapt a pattern to customize body proportions. I would really appreciate the benefit of anyone's knowledge/experience here!

sleeves in knitting are always measured from the shoulder down-if you need to customize the length, you can do it in the body of the sleeve after all the shaping is done. My stepson and grandson are both very tall and lanky with small frames, I make them medium sized sweaters, but use the lengths and measurements for large to customize the parts that are longer on them. hope this helps.

I agree with you free should be free.

I think this is a rip off...one size ....you have to buy the other sizes or go down in needle....also adds galore on a so called free site drive me nuts....if free, then all should be free...ty

The patterns here, do not belong to this web site, they host links to free patterns for our convenience. the decision of which design and size is entirely up to the creator of this pattern. to come on here and make comments like the ones I'm seeing here just make you appear ungrateful, rude and entitled. get over it and stop trying to ruin it for the rest of us.

hmm what a thought! It is no use to blame the site the editors assess the design and make available those patterns they feel measure up to their standards. As for the designers, they spend hours, even days, creating the designs and then writing the patterns. I can well understand why some of them might decide that they want to make a bit of money for the labour. After all, 'the labourer is worthy of his hire'.

@paknitter, To get information on how to adjust sizing, we suggest contacting the pattern designer directly for help. The designer is specified in the byline. Hope this helps! --Editor of AllFreeKnitting

We all aren'tall of the medium size.


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