Basic Elements Sweater Knitting Pattern - BULKY

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OVERVIEW 
Cheers To Ewe is happy to offer our Basic Elements line of free patterns! They’re wardrobe staples you’ll reach for over and over again. Hat, mittens, and sweater patterns are all available, and we will continue to add more free patterns to this line! We hope you enjoy them!

ABOUT THIS SWEATER PATTERN 
A classic pullover is an essential component in every 
wardrobe. You’ll reach for this simple, comfortable sweater 
as soon as the temperatures start to drop. With its clean 
lines and subtle details, it will easily pair with all your shirts, 
pants and skirts.

This sweater is knit in pieces and sewn together. It features 
a relaxed crew neck, and tapered, modified set in sleeves. 
While this is a great first sweater project for a beginner, 
this is also a pattern you can turn to again and again. Once 
you’re comfortable with the basic construction, use this 
pattern as a blank canvas for your own creative expression. 
Use your stash of leftovers to add stripes. Try different 
stitch patterns. The possibilities are endless.

LEVEL 
Easy

MATERIALS 
Yarn: 580 (660, 750, 850, 950, 1060, 1180, 1300) yds bulky 
weight yarn

The sample was made with the following: 
6 skeins Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky (50% Super Fine 
Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool; 131yds/100g) in color #7283 
Lavender Mix

Needles: US 10 (6 mm) straight or circular knitting needles, 
OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT GAUGE. 
US 8 (5mm) straight or circular knitting needles, or two 
sizes smaller than size used to obtain the correct gauge. 
Notions: Tapestry needle

GAUGE 
14 sts and 20 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch using larger 
needles, after blocking. 
Save time by taking time to check gauge.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Bust/Chest: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” 
Sample shown is size 40”. Model is wearing sweater with 2 
inches of positive ease.

ABBREVIATIONS 
k Knit 
k2tog Knit two together (right-slanting decrease) 
M1L Make 1 Left: Insert left needle, from front to back, 
under strand of yarn which runs between next 
stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle; 
knit this stitch through back loop. 1 stitch increased. 
M1R Make 1 Right: Insert left needle, from back to front, 
under strand of yarn which runs between next 
stitch on left needle and last stitch on right needle; 
knit this stitch through front loop. 1 stitch increased. 
p Purl 
RS Right Side 
rep Repeat(s)(ed)(ing) 
ssk Slip 2 stitches individually as if to knit, then knit 
those 2 stitches together through the back loops 
(left-slanting decrease) 
st(s) Stitch(es) 
WS Wrong Side