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Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern

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I absolutely love when I can make clothing for my children that they will wear. The Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern is for all genders and sized from one year old to adult 2x. It’s a relaxing knit, so one to kick back and watch your favorite TV show while you knit up a cozy sweater. And, I have to admit, finding sweaters for boys can be a bit hard. Whenever I shop in the boy section at the department stores, I find fewer options than the girl’s sections.

Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern

So, if you are looking for a great knit for boys are men, this is such a great one and can be done in so many shades and colors. But the best part is that it works for girls’ or women’s knit sweaters too.

Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern

Dare to Wander

Not all those who wander are lost. And this pattern is one for traveling the trails. A simplistic top-down raglan design makes for a relaxing knit so enjoy the wander.

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Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern Supplies:

Knitting Needle:

Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 28” (71cm) or longer

Notions:

Removable stitch markers
Stitch Holder / Scrap Yarn
Blocking board with blocking pins
Yarn needle

Yarn:

Valley Yarns Haydenville shown in colorway Silver

Yarn Substitutions:

Knit Picks Swish
Cascade Yarns Elysian
Scheepjes Merino Soft
Cascade 220 Superwash Merino

Abbreviations/Stitches:

dec – decrease
k- knit
k2tog – knit two stitches together
kfb- knit in front and back
p – purl
pm – place marker
rep – repeat
RS – right side
slm – slip marker
ssk – slip slip knit
St (s) – stitch(es)

Gauge:

17 sts and 23 rows = 4” (10 cm)
in Stockinette st

Measurements/Sizes:

See chart below

Skill Level:

Easy

Yardage & Sizing:

Sizes1-2 yrs2-4 yrs4-6 yrs6-8 yrs8-10 yrsTeenSMLXL2X
Bust18” 46cm21” 53cm24” 61cm27” 69cm30” 76cm33” 84cm36½” 93cm39½” 101cm41½” 106cm45½”49½” 126cm
Length17” 43cm17½” 44cm18” 46cm18½” 47cm19” 49cm19½” 50cm20½” 52cm21½” 55cm22” 56cm23” 59cm24” 61cm
Upper arm6½” 17cm7½” 19cm8½” 22cm9½” 24cm10½” 27cm11½” 29cm12½” 32cm13½” 35cm14½” 37cm16½” 42cm17½” 45cm
Yards Needed300380460570660750840910100011001200
Balls22333445556

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Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern Notes:

Stitch Counts and Sizing Instructions are Written as Follows:
1-2 yrs (2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs, Teen, Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2X)

The Wander Knit Sweater is worked from the top down in raglan style. First, the yoke will be worked, and the sleeve stitches placed on a holder. Then, the body will be completed, and then the sleeves will be placed back on needles to complete. This knit sweater has some ease, increase or decrease the size for fitted or oversized styles.

Double Knit Stitch Video:

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Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern

Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern Instructions:

 13 Stitch Embossed Rib Panel Instructions
Two Round Repeat Pattern
Round 1Knit
Round 2P1, *work double stitch as follows: insert needle below next stitch into the stitch of the previous row and knit, drop unworked stitch above from left needle (double stitch made), p1; repeat from * To see a video of this stitch visit: Double Knit Stitch on YouTube

Not until we are lost do we

begin to find ourselves.

Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern
RoundDescriptionStitch Count
Yoke
Cast OnCast on 64 (68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 92, 92, 96) sts and join round, being sure to not twist cast-on edge. Pm to mark the beginning of round.64 (68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 92, 92, 96)
1-4* K2, p2; rep from * around.64 (68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 92, 92, 96)
5K 3 (7, 3, 7, 3, 7, 3, 7, 7, 7, 3), kfb, * k3, kfb; rep from * around80, (84, 90, 94, 100, 104, 110, 114, 114, 114, 120)
6* K25 (27, 30, 32, 35, 37, 40, 42, 42, 42, 45), pm, k1, work Round 1 of Embossed Rib Panel over next 13 sts, k1, pm; rep from * once more.80, (84, 90, 94, 100, 104, 110, 114, 114, 114, 120)
7Knit to marker, slm, k1, work Round 2 of Embossed Rib Panel Over next 13 sts, k1, slm; rep from * once more.80, (84, 90, 94, 100, 104, 110, 114, 114, 114, 120)
8* Kfb, work as established to 1 st before next marker, kfb, slm; rep from * 3 more times. (this round will be all knit stitches)88, (92, 98, 102, 108, 112, 118, 122, 122, 122, 128)
9Knit to marker, slm, k to 13st Embossed Rib Panel, work Round 2 of Embossed Rib Panel over next 13 sts, k to next stitch marker, slm; rep from * once more.88, (92, 98, 102, 108, 112, 118, 122, 122, 122, 128)
RepeatsRep the last 2 rounds 5 (6, 8, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24) more times.128 (140, 162, 158, 188, 208, 230, 250, 266, 298, 320)
RepeatsWork 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8) more rounds evenly as established with 13 sts Embossed Rib Panel, without increasing.128 (140, 162, 158, 188, 208, 230, 250, 266, 298, 320)
 Body
1Remove beginning of round marker, knit to next marker, remove next marker, place all sts to next marker on a holder for first sleeve, cast on 3 (3, 3, 5, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10) sts for underarm using thumb cast-on method, remove next marker, knit to next marker, remove next marker, place all remaining sts on a holder for second sleeve,  cast on same amount of sts for other underarm and pm at center of underarm to mark new beginning of round.84 (88, 102, 106, 128, 140, 156, 168, 176, 194, 210)
RepeatsWork evenly in Stockinette st until piece measures 15 (15½, 16, 16½, 17, 17½, 18½, 19½, 20, 21, 22) inches from last row of neck ribbing.84 (88, 102, 106, 128, 140, 156, 168, 176, 194, 210)
Pre-HemSince the hem is worked in 2 x 2 ribbing some sizes will need to decrease by 2 stitches before continuing to hem. Decrease 2 stitches evenly for 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, XL, and 2X sizes.84 (88, 100, 104, 128, 140, 156, 168, 176, 192, 208)
HemWork in 2 x 2 Rib for 12 rows across remaining sts, then bind off in rib pattern.84 (88, 100, 104, 128, 140, 156, 168, 176, 192, 208)
 Sleeves
1With RS facing, starting at center underarm, pick up and knit 1 (1, 1, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 5, 5) sts, work as established across sleeve sts, then pick up and knit 2 (2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6) more sts from underarm, pm to mark beginning of round.30 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 72, 76)

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Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern
RoundDescriptionStitch Count
RepeatsWork 40 (40, 40, 40, 30, 30, 20) rounds evenly in established patterns, then work a decrease round as follows:30 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 72, 76)
DecK1, k2tog, work as established to last 3 sts, ssk, k128 (30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 70, 74)
DecRep this dec every 0 (12, 12, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 8, 6, 6) rounds, 0 (1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 10, 11) more times28 (28, 30, 32, 36, 38, 40, 44, 46, 50, 52)
RepeatsWork 24 (16, 8, 6, 9, 15, 9, 21, 25, 25, 21) rounds evenly as established.28 (28, 30, 32, 36, 38, 40, 44, 46, 50, 52)
Pre-CuffK2tog 0 (0, 2, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 2, 2, 0) times, knit around.28 (28, 28, 32, 36, 36, 40, 44, 44, 48, 52)
CuffWork in 2 x 2 Rib for 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 12) rounds, then bind off in rib pattern. Work other sleeve the same way.28 (28, 28, 32, 36, 36, 40, 44, 44, 48, 52)
 Finishing
 Weave in all lose ends. Block garment.
Wander Knit Sweater Free Pattern
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