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Home : Patterns : Ribbed Sweater

Free Knitting Pattern: Ribbed Sweater

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 70136AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
S/M (L/XL)
Finished Chest
37 (43) in. (94 (109) cm)
Finished Length 24 (27) in. (61 (68.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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Ribbed Sweater

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16 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Uneven Rib with larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Uneven Rib
(multiple of 4 sts + 3)
Row 1: (K2, p2) across to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
Rep Row 1 for Uneven Rib.

K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS): K2, (p2, k2) across.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts as they appear.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

With smaller needles, cast on 74 (86) sts.
Work 4 rows in K2, p2 Rib, inc 1 st at beg of last row - 75 (87) sts.
Change to larger needles. Work in Uneven Rib until piece measures 23 (26) in. (58.5 (66) cm) from beg, end with a wrong side row and decrease 1 st at beg of last row - 74 (86) sts.
Work 5 rows in K2, p2 Rib. Bind off.

Work same as Back.

SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (54) sts.
Work 4 rows in K2, p2 Rib, inc 1 st at beg of last row - 39 (55) sts.
Change to larger needles. Work 4 rows in Uneven Rib. Inc 1 st each edge of next RS row, then every 6th row 10 times more, working new sts in Uneven Rib pattern - 61 (77) sts.
Work in Uneven Rib until piece measures 16 (17) in. (40.5 (43) cm) from beg. Bind off in pattern.

With larger needles, cast on 35 sts.
Work in Uneven Rib for 8 in. (20.5 cm). Bind off in pattern.
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k34 sts evenly spaced along side edge of pocket. Work 5 rows in K2, p2 Rib. Bind off in Rib. Rep along opposite side edge.

Sew shoulder seams leaving center 10 (12) in. (25.5 (30.5) cm) unsewn for neck opening. Mark 7 1/2 (9 1/2) in. (19 (24) cm) down from shoulders on Front and Back for armholes. Sew Sleeves between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Center Pocket on Front about 3 in. (7.5 cm) above lower edge. Sew top and bottom edges of pocket to Front, leaving ribbed side edges open.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Ribbed Sweater Reviewed by Diane Duffy on 2014-04-23 ****
A great sweater to learn on! Made one for each of my 6 grand kids!

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