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perfect first pullover

Cast on and learn all the techniques you need to make your first sweater! Flax is a very simple seamless pullover knit from the top down. It's perfectly unisex; adorable on little boys, big boys, and the ladies too!

We've also got a sock-weight version of this design: Flax Light.

Prefer to start with a cardigan? All the basics are covered in the Harvest Cardigan too.

download Flax Pullover Pattern flax pullover pattern

Tutorials :::

sizing 7 child sizes and 10 adult sizes:
0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs, Adult XS, S, S/M, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL)
Finished Chest Measurement: 18 (19.5, 20.5, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 58) inches
materials 270 (300, 310, 440, 500, 680, 700, 800, 850, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800) yds aran/worsted weight yarn (samples shown in SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in ‘Deep Olive’, ‘Tumbled Stone’, and ‘Hush’ )
gauge 18 sts and 22 rounds / 4" in stockinette stitch using larger needles. Gauge is crucial for fit in garment projects, so be sure to check carefully. More info here.
suggested needles US #6 / 4 mm and US #8 / 5 mm
(or as required to meet gauge)
0 - 4 yrs: 16" circulars and DPNs in each size
4 yrs - XS: 16" circulars, 24" circulars, and DPNs in each size
S – 4XL: 16" circulars, 32" circulars, and DPNs in each size
notes The Flax pullover is knit seamlessly, in the round, from the top down. Starting with the ribbed collar, you progress to work the yoke in rounds, with increases at 4 'raglan' lines.

The body and sleeves are separated, and then body and sleeves are knit in the round from underarm to hem and cuffs.

You can find a full tutorial describing all the techniques here.

on Ravelry

For Knitting Teachers - Simple Collection patterns are perfect for use in teaching, and they are free to use! Feel free to use the images from our website, blog, or ravelry when advertising your classes (just give us credit for design and photos). And please ask your students to download a copy from Ravelry or the website. We would love to hear your feedback about how the patterns work in your classes! ~ Alexa & Emily


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