flax light *free*
basic lightweight pullover

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.

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 Flax Light pullover by Tin Can Knits

Tutorials :::

sizing 7 child and 12 adult sizes: 0-6mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs, XS, S, SM, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL)
Finished chest measurement: 18 (19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55.5, 59.5, 62, 66.5) inches

materials sock / fingering weight yarn

Yardage for cropped length: 300 (325, 350, 425, 500, 575, 650, 875, 925, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1425, 1550, 1650, 1800, 1950, 2100) yards

Yardage for regular length: 350 (400, 500, 650, 750, 850, 900, 1150, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1900, 2100, 2300, 2500, 2650, 2800) yards

(regular-length 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-2XL: 16” circulars, 32” circulars, and DPNs in each size
3XL - 6XL: 16” circulars, 48” 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.

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


Flax Light pullover by Tin Can Knits

Flax Light pullover by Tin Can Knits

Flax Light pullover by Tin Can Knits

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Flax Light pullover by Tin Can Knits

Flax Light pullover by Tin Can Knits

Flax Light pullover by Tin Can Knits

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