Cast on and learn all the techniques you need to make your first sweater! Flax Light 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!
For a heavier-weight version of this design, check out the original Flax pullover by Tin Can Knits.
Prefer a cardigan? All the garment-knitting basics are covered in the Harvest Cardigan too.
|download Flax Light Pattern|
|sizing||0-6mo (6-12 mo, 1-2y, 2-4y, 4-6y, 6-8y, 8-10y, XS, S, SM, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL) Finished bust: 18 (19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59 inches
|materials||350 (400, 500, 650, 750, 900, 1000, 1150, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1900, 2100, 2300, 2500) yds fingering-weight yarn
(samples shown in Sweet Fiber Cashmerino 20 in ‘smoke’ and ‘spirit’)
|gauge||Gauge is crucial for fit in garment projects, so be sure to check carefully. More info here.|
|suggested needles||US #2 / 2.75 mm and US #5 / 3.75 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 Light 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.
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