No Frills Sweater is a simple raglan sweater with neckline shaping at the front. The fit is slightly oversized, but the wide rib edges and the shorter length give the sweater a feminine silhouette. The No Frills Sweater is worked from the top down, which makes it easy to try it on along the way, so you can customize it to fit your body and end up with the perfect sleeve and body length for you. If you want to make sure that the rib neck edge keeps it shape over time, you can sew a thin elastic thread along the edge.
Start by knitting a swatch to determine which needle size gives you the correct gauge.
The No Frills Sweater is designed to have approx. 15 cm [6 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 15 cm [6 inches] larger in circumference than your chest measurement. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL are designed to fit a chest circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ inches]. The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern (note that these measurements are only achieved if the sweater is knitted in the correct gauge). Before beginning your project, measure yourself with a measuring tape around your bust (or your widest upper body part) to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 93 cm [36½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part on your upper body) you should knit a size M. A size M sweater has a bust circumference of 108 cm [42½ inches], which in the given example would give you 11 cm [4¼ inches] of positive ease.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL
Bust circumference: 100 (104) 108 (114) 120 (130) 137 cm [39¼ (41) 42½ (45) 47¼ (51¼) 54 inches]
Sleeve circumference:36 (39) 41 (44) 46 (46) 47 cm [14¼ (15¼) 16¼ (17¼) 18 (18) 18½ inches]
Length mid back:52 (54) 55 (56) 58 (60) 62 cm [20½ (21¼) 21¾ (22) 22¾ (23½) 24½ inches]
Gauge: 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needles = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches], after blocking
Needles: Circular needles: 3 mm [US2½] and 4 mm [US6] / 40 and 80 or 100 cm [16 and 32 or 40 inches]
Double-pointed needles: 3 mm [US2½] and 4 mm [US6]
Yarn: 250 (250) 300 (300) 350 (350) 350-400 g Sunday by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 235 m [257 yds]) orArwetta by Filcolana (50 g = 210 m [230 yds]) held together with 125 (125) 150 (150) 175 (175) 175-200 g Tilia by Filcolana (25 g = 210 m v) orTynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds])
The white No Frills Sweater in the picture is knitted in one thread of Sunday in the colour Whipped Cream and one thread of Tynn Silk Mohair in the colour Natur - both from Sandnes Garn.
The green No Frills Sweater in the picture is knitted in one thread Arwetta in the color Hunters Green and one thread Tilia in the color Reseda. Both from Filcolana.
This printed pattern is available in English.