Zipper Sweater - Man
Yarn kit for Zipper Sweater - Man from PetiteKnit. With this yarn option, the sweater is knitted in 1 strand of Aran Pure Merino Wool. A 35 cm long zipper in a matching color is included. Unfortunately, we do not have the rights to sell the pattern, but you can find it here:
If you want to knit the sweater longer than the pattern suggests, either on the body or the sleeves, you must go up a size.
The Zipper Sweater - Man 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.
Zipper Sweater – Man is designed to have approx. 20 cm [8 inches] of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be approx. 20 cm [8 inches] larger in circumference than the chest measurement of the person you are knitting it for. The fit is oversized. If you prefer a less oversized fit, a smaller size can be chosen. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) are designed to fit a bust circumference of 86-91 (91-96) 96-101 (101-107) 107-113 (113-119) 119-124 (124-132) cm [33¾-35¾ (35¾-37¾) 37¾-39¾ (39¾-42¼) 42¼-44½ (44½-46¾) 46¾-48¾ (48¾-52) inches].
The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern. Before beginning your project, measure the recipient of the sweater to determine which size to knit. For example, if the recipient measures 103 cm [40½ inches] around his chest (or around the widest part of his upper body) you would knit a size L. A size L sweater has a bust circumference of 125 cm [49¼ inches] which in the given example would give the sweater 22 cm [8¾ inches] of positive ease. For a less oversized fit a size M would be chosen, as a finished size M sweater would have 16 cm [6¼ inches] of positive ease.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL)
Bust circumference: 110 (112) 119 (125) 132 (136) 141 (148) cm [43½ (44) 46¾ (49) 51¾ (53½) 55½ (58¼) inches]
Length: 67 (67) 69 (70) 70 (72) 75 (76) cm [26½ (26½) 27¼ (27½) 27½ (28¼) 29½ (30) inches] (measured mid back excl. collar)
Gauge: 15 sts x 21 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 5 mm [US8] needles after wash and blocking
16-17 sts x 21 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in 1x1 rib (k1, p1) on 5 mm [US8] needles after wash and blocking (gauge for rib edges at cuff and hem)
21-22 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in 1x1 rib (k1, p1) on 4 mm [US6] needles after wash and blocking (gauge for rib collar)
Needles: Circular needles: 5 mm [US8] / 40, 60 and 80 or 100 cm [16, 24 and 32 or 40 inches] and two circular needles 4 mm [US6] / 80 cm [32 inches]. Double-pointed needles: 5 mm [US8] and 4.5 mm [US7] (unless the Magic Loop technique is used)
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4 out of 5)
Aran Pure Merino Wool:
Extrafine merino wool is used for this yarn so that it feels soft and gentle on the skin. The yarn is spun with extra long fibers to produce a yarn that is flexible and strong with a silky feel and shine. It is incredibly soft and elastic, and the threads are twisted in such a way that it gives extra strength to the yarn.
100% extrafine merino wool, superwash treated
We recommend that you knit every other round from different skeins to camouflage any color differences. The more colorvariety in the yarn, the more important is this. Kimmie Munkholm shows this nicely when knitting circular in this video, and when you knit back and forth in this video.
If you don't want to knit every other round from different skeins (this is done at your own risk 😉), it is recommended to do this a few rounds when changing yarn. This applies regardless of the color of the yarn.
Please note that the yarn may contain excess colour. Therefore, wash separately the first time.
All knitted garments should be stored flat.