Basic, easy-knit sweater sure to please any man. Sizes S to 2XL. Made from Bernat Denimstyle knit on sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) needles.View Printer Friendly PDF
To fit chest measurement
Small 34-36 ins [87-92 cm ]
Medium 38-40 ins [97-102 cm ]
Large 42-44 ins [107-112 cm ]
Extra-Large 46-48 ins [117-122 cm ]
2 Extra-Large 50-52 ins [127-132 cm ]
Bernat Denimstyle (3.5 oz/100 g)
Sizes S (M-L-XL-2XL)
7 (7-8-8-9) balls
Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 st holders.
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ).
**With smaller needles, cast on 95 (99-103-115-125) sts.
***1st row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
Rep last 2 rows (K1. P1) ribbing until work from beg measures 2½ ins [6 cm], end with a 2nd row.***
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st** until work from beg measures 27 (27½-28- 29-30) ins [68.5 (70-71-73.5-76) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shoulders: Cast off 30 (32-33- 38-43) sts beg next 2 rows. Leave rem 35 (35-37-39-39) sts on a st holder.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont even until work from beg measures 24 (24½-24½-25- 25½) ins [61 (62-62-63.5-65) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape Neck: Next row: K38
(40-42-48-53) (neck edge). Turn.
Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then every follow alt row to 30 (32-33-38-43) sts.
Cont even until work measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with a purl row. Cast off. With RS of work facing slip next 19 sts from spare needle onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and work as given for left side reversing shaping.
With smaller needles, cast on 43 (49-49-51-51) sts.
Rep from *** to *** as given for Back.
Change to larger needles and
proceed in stocking st inc 1 st each
end of needle on next and following
4th rows to 73 (77-93-97-101)
sts, then every 6th row to 81 (85-
Cont even until work from beg measures 17½ (18-18½-18½-19) ins [44.5 (45.5-47-47-48) cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off.
Neckband: Sew right shoulder
seam. With RS of work facing and
smaller needles, pick up and knit
18 (19-20-22-24) sts down left
front neck edge. K19 from front st
holder. Pick up and knit 18 (19-20-
22-24) sts up right front neck
edge. K35 (35-37-39-39) from
back st holder, dec 1 st at center.
89 (91-95-101-105) sts.
Work 1½ ins [4 cm] of (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off loosely. Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.
Place markers on sides of Front and Back 9 (9½-10½-11-11½) ins [23 (24-26.5-28-29) cm] down from shoulders. Sew sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.