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Zipper Sweater Light
Zipper Sweater Light
Zipper Sweater Light
Zipper Sweater Light
Zipper Sweater Light

Zipper Sweater Light

Regular price 45,00 DKK

This knitting pattern is in English.

The Zipper Sweater Light is worked from the top down. The collar is worked in rib, then folded double and knitted together. The yoke is worked with raglan increases, first back and forth on circular needles to create the slit for the zipper, then in the round on the circular needles. The body and the sleeves are worked in the round. Finally, a facing for the zipper is worked from resting stitches, so the zipper, after being sewn in, also looks presentable from the WS. The zipper is sewn in between the two layers of knitting – either by hand or on a sewing machine.

Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge.

Size guide

The Zipper Sweater Light is designed to have approx. 20 cm [7¾ inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 20 cm [7¾ inches] larger in circumference than your bust measurement. The fit is oversize. If you would like a sweater with a less oversize fit, knit a smaller size. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ (51¼-55) 55-59 inches].

The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measure 90 cm [35½ inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S sweater has a bust circumference of 113 cm [44½ inches] which in the given example would give you 23 cm [9 inches] of positive ease.

Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Bust circumference: 107 (113) 117 (121) 129 (137) 145 (151) 161 cm [42¼ (44½) 46 (47¾) 50¾ (54) 57 (59½) 63½ inches]

Length: 59 (59) 60 (60) 61 (61) 62 (62) 63 cm [23¼ (23¼) 23½ (23½) 24 (24) 24½ (24½) 24¾ inches] (measured mid back excl. collar)

Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles after wash and blocking

Needles: Circular needles: 3 mm [US2½] / 80 cm [32 inches], 3.5 mm [US4] / 80 cm [32 inches] and 4 mm [US6] / 40, 80 and/or 100 cm [16, 32 and/or 40 inches]. Double-pointed needles: 4 mm [US6] and 3.5 mm [US4] (unless the Magic Loop technique is used) 

Materials: 650 (650-700) 700 (750) 800 (900) 950 (950) 1000 g Peer Gynt by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 91 m [98 yds]). 6 mm zipper, 35 cm [13¾ inches].

Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4 out of 5)

See the classification of difficulty here

This pattern is digital and will be sent as a pdf-file to your e-mail.

Zippers in a variety of colors can be found here.

The brown Zipper Sweater Light is knitted in Peer Gynt by Sandnes Garn in the color Brun [3082].

In this pattern the following techniques are used:


Judy's Magic Cast On:





German Short Rows:

Put the sleeves to rest:

Italian bind-off:

Avoid hole at startup on sleeve: