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The Big Ease



Join Maxine to knit The Big Ease Jennifer Shiels Toland.  Pattern available on Ravelry.
Log fires or not, you’ll always want to wrap yourself up in this super relaxed oversized big, ease-y sweater.  Combining simplicity with broken rib detailing, this loose-fitting knit is an everyday comfort wardrobe staple. Deep open side seams at the hem give it lots of wearing ease and a clean modern finish.
Longline length | Central seam detail to front and back | Full (shown) or mock turtle-neck options | Long sleeves or go sleeveless for a modern tunic fit | Deep side vents at hem

The Big Ease is knit with worsted weight yarn and it is a perfect beginner sweater.

CONSTRUCTION:
The Big Ease is worked seamlessly from the bottom up. Commencing with the back and front the broken ribbed hems are worked flat, separately, then they are joined after a deep split seam to commence the body working in the round.

The front and back are then separated at the armholes and worked separately with shoulder short rowing and neck shaping on both sides. The front and back are then joined using a 3-needle bind off technique. The mock/ turtle neck is then knit, followed by the sleeves, both of which are worked in the round.

SIZES: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest circumference: 89 (100, 109, 120, 129) (140, 149, 160, 169)cm / 35.5 (40, 43.5, 48, 51.5) (56, 59.5, 64, 67.5)”

See Schematic on Page 4 for more detailed measurements.
Suggested fit approx. 10 - 20cm / 4 - 8” positive ease. Sample shown in size 4 with 17.5cm / 7” positive ease.
Finished garment measurements are taken with relaxed fabric after blocking, so please knit a gauge swatch.

YARN: Worsted

Yarn for Sweater with Turtleneck:
619 (695, 782, 858, 929) (1019, 1129, 1128, 1334) g
22 (25, 28, 30, 33) (36, 40, 43, 47) oz
997 (1119, 1258, 1381, 1495) (1640, 1818, 1977, 2148) m
1093 (1226, 1379, 1513, 1639) (1797, 1992, 2167, 2354) yds

 

Yarn for Sweater with Mock Turtleneck:
556 (629, 713, 790, 858) (948, 1055, 1154, 1258) g
20 (22, 25, 28, 30) (33, 37, 41, 44) oz
896 (1013, 1148, 1271, 1381) (1526, 1699, 1858, 2025) m
981 (1110, 1258, 1393, 1514) (1673, 1862, 2036, 2219) yds

 

Yarn for Sleeveless Sweater with Mock Turtleneck:
459 (524, 603, 673, 735) (817, 917, 1009, 1100) g
16 (18, 21, 24, 26) (29, 32, 36, 39) oz
738 (843, 971, 1084, 1183) (1316, 1476, 1624, 1771) m
809 (924, 1064, 1188, 1296) (1442, 1618, 1780, 1941) yds

NEEDLES

  • Size 4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 80-100cm / 32-40” length (or size needed to obtain gauge) to knit the garment, and sleeves, and turtleneck. If not using magic loop for sleeves or turtleneck, then a set of double pointed needles, or needles for your preferred method of small circumference knitting, will be required.
  • Size 4mm / US 6 circular needle, 80cm / 32” length (or size needed to obtain gauge) to knit the sleeve cuffs and a portion of the turtleneck. If not using magic loop for sleeves or turtleneck, then a set of double pointed needles, or needles for your preferred method of small circumference knitting, will be required. Spare gauge-size or below DPN for 3-Needle Bind Off

 

GAUGE
18 sts x 27 rnds = 10cm x 10cm (4”x 4”) in stocking stitch worked in the round after blocking on largest needle. Tip: Wet block, pin swatch and leave to dry.

 


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner; Cast on and off and ability to knit and purl
Materials Included: Instruction only
Requirements: Please see the patterns for your specific requirements!
Instructor: Maxine
Instructor Bio: Maxine
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