This seamless yoke sweater is knit from the top down with a simple, ribbed texture. The design features seamless construction, gender-neutral shaping, a rounded neckline and long sleeves.
If finished neatly, this sweater is reversible and can be worn with either the right or wrong side on the outside.
Due to the prominent ribbing in the sweater, the pattern gets its name from the plant genus Cereus which includes about 30 species of large, columnar cacti (such as the Night Blooming Cereus).
This design pairs nicely with the Cereus Hat.
Yarn Weight: 2 - Fine
Recommended Yarn: Ewe So Sporty by Ewe Ewe Yarns (shown in color 50 Pistachio)
Recommended Needle Size: US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular knitting needles
sweater circumference: 33 1/3 (36 2/3, 40, 43 1/3, 46 2/3, 50, 53 1/3, 56 2/3) inches
body length: 23 1/2 (24, 24 1/2, 25 1/2, 26 1/2, 27, 28, 28 1/2) inches
sleeve length: 18 1/2 (18 1/2, 19, 19, 19 1/2, 19 1/2, 20, 20) inches
Pattern Length: 9 pages
What to Expect
- basic knit and purl stitches
- repetitive stitch patterns
- knitting in the round
- small circumference knitting in the round
Construction and Shaping
- round yoke
- provisional cast on
- i-cord bind off
- Provisional Cast On in the Round Around a Spare Cord
- Lifted Purl Increases (Right and Left)
- Joining a New Yarn When Splicing Won't Work
- Wrapped Provisional Cast on for Sweater Underarm Stitches
- Alternating Suspended Bind Off
- Knitting Math for Even Decreases and Increases
- Top-Down Sweater Sleeves: Mind the Gap
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