How about a knitting project you can really sink your teeth into and knit thorough the holidays? I’ve named this sweater “Three Rectangles, Two Triangles” for a reason – those are the simple shapes required. This is a drop-shoulder sweater jacket knit in bulky yarn and a dense mock rib stitch. This project is most appropriate for knitters with at least “advanced beginner” skills – comfortable with casting-on, knitting, and purling. Everything else is covered in the four-part video tutorial.
Bulky yarn and size 9/5.5mm needles means that you’ll have this sweater finished in no time.
I kid you not when I say this – I finished this sweater about the same time that the weather turned drastically cold here in Texas. I’ve worn this sweater EVERY DAY. It’s already a favorite this winter.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL [to fit actual bust measurements of 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches]
Needles: Size US 9, 5.5mm (or size needed to get the correct gauge), circular needles or straights
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Wine, 137 yards, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
XS – 7 hanks
S – 8 hanks
M – 9 hanks
L – 10 hanks
XL – 11 hanks
2X – 12 hanks
3X – 13 hanks
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for seaming and weaving in ends
Gauge: 4 stitches to the inch in mock rib pattern, 5 rows to the inch
This pattern is available in four different formats, each includes links to 4-part video tutorial:
4. iTunes Enhanced iBook $8.99 (click through for Apple device requirements and more info), iTunes Store Link
The Anglo Saxon Pennanular Brooch is made by Ally Shaw. Her etsy store is called Feral Strumpet.
You can also visit her website.
And the brooch is here.
The shawl I’m wearing in the video is the Clapotis, knit in Noro Silk Garden.
The bulky yarn I used for demonstration and the bulky sample is Lion Brand Hometown USA. I demonstrated using size 13 US (9mm) needles.