Very Cool Knitted V-Neck Sweater

Casual and comfortable, this simple sweater is graced with garter-stitch ribs. The v-neck, three-quarter-length sleeves, and cropped hem make this a favorite to wear.
Getting Started

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: XS (S, MEDIUM, L, XL)
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: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) inches
Length: 21 (21 1/2, 22, 22 1/2, 23) inches

 
What You Need

  • Brown Sheep, Cotton Fleece, 80% cotton/20% merino wool, DK weight yarn (215 yards per skein): 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins of Rue (CW375)
  • Size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 6 circular needle, 16-inch length
  • One stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

In Body Pattern, 20 sts and 32 rows = 4-inches/10 cm. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

Special Abbreviations

Ssk: Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time to right-hand needle, insert tip of left-hand needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them together.
M1: Lift running thread before next stitch onto left-hand needle and knit in its back loop to make one stitch.
Sssk: Slip next 3 sts knitwise, one at a time to right-hand needle, insert tip of left-hand needle into fronts of these 3 sts and k them together.

Stitches Used

Body Pattern (any multiple; a repeat of 4 rows)
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Body Pattern

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