No Frills Sweater is a simple raglan sweater with a lower neck opening in the front. The fit is a little oversized but a wide rib on the sleeves and around the waist gives it a feminine look. The simple design of the sweater lets you experiment with color. No Frills Sweater is worked top-down and you can therefore easily try on the sweater as you go to achieve the perfect length of sleeves and body for you. The length measurements in the pattern are standard measurements and merely a guideline. Depending on the choice of yarn the sweater will get bigger as you use it. If you want to keep the neck opening tight you can sew a thin elastic on the inside of the neck rib.
The No Frills pattern was written by Mette of Petite Knit.
To fit sizes:
XS (S, M, L, XL)
39 (41) 43 (45) 47” bust circumference The pattern recommends 5″ of positive ease.
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with one strand of each yarn held together on size 4 mm needles:
1150 (1150, 1380, 1610, 1610) yds fingering weight yarn in a main, dominant color
1150 (1150, 1380, 1610, 1610) yds lace weight yarn in a coordinating tone
Needles required–find our Indian Lake Artisans needles (made in Michigan!) HERE. Find all our needles HERE.
US 3 (3 mm) and US 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 16″ and 40″.
US 3 (3 mm) and US 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles
adjust size if necessary to obtain gauge
This kit includes a copy of the pattern, and 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins Little Fox Vixen, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins Lichen and Lace Marsh Mohair. Melissa has been knitting hers in Little Fox Vixen ‘Whisker’ and Lichen and Lace Marsh Mohair ‘Silver Fox’.
Please leave your color choice in the ‘Notes to Seller’ section upon checkout.