Knit An Easy Sweater Preview: November 19, 2022

Model wearing easy knit sweater with blue jeans and brown hair in front of hedge

How To Knit An Easy Sweater

Difficulty: Easy

Close up of easy sweater knitting pattern in warm tone stripes

Photography by Eddie Phillips.

We have a quick and easy sweater for you this week.

Our casual sweater is worked in King Cole Riot Chunky, a beautiful wool and acrylic mix showcasing multi-tonal shades.

We chose Hazelnut (3080) featuring autumnal shades of yellows, browns, oranges and blues. It is one of twenty shades available.

The sweater instructions come in six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins). Actual size is around 23/16 cm (8/6 ins) bigger. This gives a comfortable fit and will allow you to wear something underneath.

The front and back consist of reverse stocking stitch with vertical twists with the sleeves in stocking stitch. The drop shoulders mean there is very little shaping.

By popular request, there are pockets, and the twist pattern also features on them.

We have graded this an easy design and it should knit up quickly, too.

We hope you like our pretty and practical sweater, designed with you in mind.


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Cover of The People's Friend Weekly issue November 19, Vale of Glamorgan illustration

Copyright of DC Thomson.

Find the full instructions for how to knit an easy sweater in our November 19, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents.

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!