Stitchcraft Freebie: Cutaway Neckline Sweater
Today’s freebie pattern comes once again, from the March 1955 edition of Stitchcraft Magazine. (This edition is chock full of good knitting patterns!)
Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Cutaway Neckline Sweater Pattern
And another view in black and white:
I’m not 100% why they call this a cut-away neckline, but since it’s referenced that way in Stitchcraft, I’m just going with the flow.
I’ve always been a fan of these high neck sweaters since they’re sure to keep out some of the spring chill that is still in the air, yet be breeze enough for sitting in the sun.
I think this dolman-sleeved sweater is perfect for any newbie (or experienced) knitter, since there is minimal finishing and no sleeves to set in or even knit for that matter. You just have to make a front and a back, seam it together and you’re done!
This pattern is drafted for a 36-37″ bust. This would be too large for me, so if I were knitting this up I’d just grade it down, casting on fewer stitches using my knitting gauge.
The tension is 8.5 sts and 10.5 rows to an inch over stockinette stitch on US size 2′s. For most of you, this would be a basic fingering weight yarn, but always just be sure to check your gauge before knitting this up.
Hope you guys have a great weekend.