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scoop neck sweater [knitting pattern]

April 7, 2014

I found this pretty, multi color yarn recently and I immediately got the idea to make a lightweight Spring sweater. This is relatively easy to knit and since the needles are large it doesn’t take that much time.

[Update– I’ve gotten many request for larger sizes so I added Medium and Large to the instructions]

Pattern- 
Sizes Small (34″ Bust), Medium (37″ Bust) , Large (40″ Bust)
Yarn- Red Heart Super Soft in Waterscape (3, 4 oz. balls)
Needles- No. US 11
Back- With Number 11 needles cast on 52 sts for Small (56 for Medium, 60 for Large). Work in K2 P2 ribbing for 9 rows. Change to Stockinette Stitch (knit one side, purl the other) and work until 16 1/2 inches from beginning. At the beginning of the next 2 rows cast on 21 sts for sleeves- 73 stitches (21 for Medium, 22 for Large- 77- 82). Continue working in Stockinette Stitch for 3 1/2 more inches.

Divide for Neck Opening- Work in Stockinette Stitch across the first 36 sts. (38 for Meium, 40 for Large) then sl them to a holder. Bind off next 22 sts (22 for Medium, 24 for Large) ; work across remaining 36 sts (38 for Medium, 40 for Large) for sleeve and shoulder. Work the 36 sts. in Stockinette Stitch for 4 1/2 more inches. Bind off. Repeat with the other shoulder.

Front- Work the same as back.

Finishing- Sew side and underarm seams.

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    Vintage Vixen
    April 9, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Beautiful! I just pinned this.

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    Kerrie
    April 22, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I love this!

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    Empty Nest Quilter
    April 22, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    This looks like the perfect pattern for my first sweater. Any hints on how to make it in a larger size?

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      Gina Michele
      April 22, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      I'm working on the adjustments for Medium and Large sizes. I'll post the updates later today. Thanks for reading!

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      Empty Nest Quilter
      April 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      Great. I have ALWAYS wanted to try a sweater, and in case by some miracle it would happen to fit, that would just be a bonus. Thanks.

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    Anonymous
    April 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I live in Hertfordshire, England, – although found 2 sites that sell Red Heart wools as yet cannot Find ANY shops!!!
    of the 2 websites neither stock Super Soft nor indeed any yarn with colour name of Waterscape. not competent enough (well hardly at all except baby garments) to use any other yarn than the one used in your pattern. HELP please

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      Gina Michele
      April 22, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      I chose the Red Heart yarn because it's inexpensive and readily available in the US/Canada, but any worsted weight acrylic yarn will do.

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      Anonymous
      April 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Good news: Red Heart Soft yarn in Waterscape is available from stuff4knitting.com at £2.38 a ball.
      Bad news:they are not based in UK so shipping will cost £14
      I have bought Red Heart from deramores.com in the UK but not this particular yarn. Their prices are
      reasonable and delivery excellent.

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    Kady Drake
    May 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    The bottom of the sweater looks to have a band that is different from the main sweater but I don't see this in the directions. Thanks, this looks like it might be actually a beginner sweater! So many are described that way and most are tougher than I'd like for my first go, so thanks!!

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      Gina Michele
      May 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Kady- at the beginning of the directions (for the front & back) it tells you to "Work in K2 P2 ribbing for 9 rows". This creates the ribbed band at the bottom. The rest of the sweater is knitted in Stockinette Stitch (knit one side, purl the other). Hope this helps!

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    Amy Randall
    August 18, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    When you say to stitch 16.5 in before starting the arm, is that measured from the start of the stockinette stitch or the beginning of the sweater?

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      Gina Michele
      August 19, 2014 at 12:33 am

      The 16.5 inches is measured from the beginning of the sweater.

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    Anonymous
    August 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Hi, looks like I may attempt this, thank u for the pattern. What do the larger numbers mean when the instructions are given to cast on for the sleeves? 94, 98 and 104

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      Gina Michele
      August 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Thank you for pointing out my error! I had the wrong total number of stitches listed. I corrected the pattern.

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    Anonymous
    March 24, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Very nice sweater, i think i could knit it! Thank you!!!

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    Anonymous
    April 16, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    I wish you had included XL!

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    Anonymous
    April 20, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Hi, I have a question about the needles size. I work with metric size needles, when I check my needle gauge, US 11 is a small needle. Under first the picture, it states that large needles are used. Can you help me?

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      Iceni
      April 19, 2016 at 2:43 am

      You can type in needle sizes and google it. It will give you all sizes and substitutes, including British, and US.
      🙂

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