The Essential Sweater Knitting Pattern



    “Exceptionally classic and perfect for any occasion, this wardrobe staple lives up to the name The Essential Sweater. Featuring a chic double-knit collar, a seamless raglan construction, relaxed fit, and slightly tapered sleeves, this sweater is simple, timeless, and understated. Not too chunky, not too thin, the cushy stockinette stitches envelop you in comfort as you welcome a sense of sumptuous coziness into your wardrobe.”
    This knitting pattern is a highly-detailed digital knitting pattern file containing detailed written instructions, links to numerous video tutorials, a stitch glossary, a size guide, and more.
    English. This knitting pattern is written in standard American terms.
    Fit: The Essential Sweater is designed as a relaxed-fitting, slightly oversize sweater with approx. 4”-10” (10.16- 25.4 cm) of positive ease.

    Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL. A detailed Size Guide is provided within the pattern.

    Intermediate. Simple knit stitches and techniques are involved, along with some neck shaping. Within the pattern are links to numerous video tutorials for guidance. Some of the stitches/techniques involved: Casting on, knit, purl, increase stitches, decrease stitches, short rows, twisted stitches, binding off (video tutorials provided for all those techniques and more). View Skill Classifications.
    Pattern includes linked shopping list.

    Yarn: DK/Light-Weight (Category 3)

    Needles: U.S. Size 6 (4 mm)

    Yarn Yardage Required (approximates per size): 910 yards (832.104 meters); 915 yards (836.676 meters); 920-924 yards (841.248-844.906 meters); 930-945 yards (850.392 – 864.108 meters); 950-965 yards (868.68 -882.396 meters); 970-1100 yards (886.968-1005.84 meters); 1200-1055 yards (1097.28-964.692 meters); 1060-1100 yards (969.264-1005.84 meters); 1200-1500 (1097.28-1371.6 meters).

    The Essential Sweater is seamlessly knitted in the round top-down (i.e., raglan) on circular knitting needles, eliminating the need for any seaming of the finished piece.
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