Lazy Weekend Sweater Pattern

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Lazy Weekend Sweater Pattern

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By Nikol Lohr
With the slouchy, comfy fit of your favorite old T-shirt and a removable hood that can be worn independently, this oversized short-sleeved sweater is perfect for three seasons of layering. Designed in textured reverse stockinette, it’s knit inside out to avoid excess purling. But because it’s worked seamlessly in the round, it reverses beautifully if you prefer the stockinette side. The hood, which can be removed and worn on its own, is knit separately and worked flat. Knit on large needles for a relaxed fit. This quick-knitting project is perfect for a lazy weekend when you’re snowed in.
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US size 10 (6mm) 24″ circulars and 16″circulars (or use 16″ needles throughout), or what works to produce gauge
US size 8 (5mm) 24″ circulars and 16″ circulars (
or use 16″ needles throughout), or 2 sizes smaller than above needle
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Really long circular needle,
(any size, up to largest needle size used in this pattern) or waste yarn
1/2″ buttons (8)
, 7 for the hood and 1 for the throat
Sewing needle and thread to match yarn

4 – 10 skeins Knit Picks City Tweed HW (100g, 164 yds, 55% merino/25% superfine alpaca/20% Donegal tweed), shown in Chipmunk.
You’ll need roughly 4 (5, 5, 6, 8, 10) balls for XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL).
The hood uses 1 ball of yarn (included in above estimates; deduct if you’re skipping the hood).
Note: The sweater shown is a very roomy women’s L with a fit roughly equivalent to a men’s XL t-shirt. It used just over 5 balls, including the hood. The size will vary somewhat by the length and fit you choose, so if you’re tall or you like a longer sweater, get an extra ball.

Custom oversized fit
14 st, 20 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needles.

About the Author:
Author Nikollohr
Nikol Lohr lives at The Harveyville Project with her partner, 2 cats, 7 sheep, and 7 hens. She’s the author of Naughty Needles & founder of Yarn School. She blogs at The Thrifty Knitter, is cupcake on Ravelry, and queenievonsugarpants on Flickr.

6 thoughts on “Lazy Weekend Sweater Pattern

  1. Beckysews says:

    Every time I attempt to download the pattern I get an I/O error message :( I don’t know what that means.
    Help please? This sweater rocks – look perfect for those days when it is chilly rather than all out COLD.
    Thank you!

  2. Best Sewing Machine says:

    I love this sweater pattern…great for layering. I’ve been looking for something similar since I saw a friend wearing one like it – though the hood makes it even better!

  3. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    It is working Try downloading it to your desktop (right click, or control click on a mac) instead of viewing it in the browser.

  4. Beckysews says:

    My ‘puter just was not willing to comply ;-)
    Thanks Natalie!

  5. Vickie B says:

    I would love to make this sweater but need a smaller size. I’ve read and reread the pattern but didn’t see the CO for other sizes. Is there somewhere else I need to look? Thank you.

  6. amakatner says:

    There don’t seem to be any instructions for updating the stitch count for the larger sizes mentioned– is that available somewhere? I’m excited to knit this up! Thanks!

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