A Basic Knitted Sweater

This entry-level project would make the perfect first sweater for the new knitter.
Getting Started
Craze to Cast On

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Note: Sizes for most Better Homes and Gardens knitting projects are noted in the instructions. When one size is written out in capitalized letters, it is to note the size of the modeled garment. The instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, before you begin, circle the numbers pertaining to the size you are knitting or crocheting.

Finished Measurements:
Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches
Length: 22 (22 1/2, 23, 23 1/2, 24, 24 1/2) inches

Gauge: In stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) with larger needles, 14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches/10cm. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!


What You Need

  • Lion Brand Homespun, Art. 790, 98% acrylic/2% polyester, bulky weight yarn (185 yards per skein): 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins of Barrington (336)
  • Size 10 (6mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 8 (5mm) knitting needles
  • Yarn needle

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