Designs, Sweater

Amelia Sweater

The Amelia Sweater is a dk sweater knit in a loose gauge for a quick sweater to add to your closet! It is a top-down, raglan sweater with sleeve details and a garter seam down the side. The sleeve texture keeps sleeve island interesting and a garter seam down the side to make progress noticeable.

Written in sizes – 32″ – 68″ chest, with a recommended 2-4″ of ease and body shaping options for a boxy fit, hourglass fit, or a custom fit to your own body.

The Amelia Sweater is written to be easy enough to be your first sweater to advance your skills or your 10000 sweater. Multiple testers had never knit a sweater before and ended the test with a stunning sweater! There are lots of helpful links and tips throughout to help.

You can purchase the Amelia Sweater on Payhip.

Materials:
Yarn – see sizing for yardage

Forest Lane Fibers BFL DK in the Werewolf Bar Mitzvah (blue sample)/Cabin in the Woods (red sample) (100% Non-Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 246yds / 100g hanks), or any other DK weight (3) yarn

Alternative yarn:
Michael’s Specific: Joy DK, Meandering Yarn by Loops and Threads
Hobby Lobby Specific: Yarn Bee Must be Merino, Soft and Sleek DK
Lion Brand: Cotton Jean, LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn, Hand Dyed Heaven, Coboo, Truboo
Caron: Bamboo Pantone
Premier: DK Colors, Anti-Pilling Everyday DK
Knit Picks: CotLin, City Tweed, Swish DK

Needles: 
4.5mm (US 7) – 16” circular needles for neck and sleeve cuff ribbing – optional DPN, magic loop, or 9” circulars for sleeves
6.0mm (US 10) – 24”-36” circular needles for body 
Or size needed to achieve gauge

Notions: 
5 stitch markers – 1 distinct to mark the beginning of the round
Darning needle for weaving in ends 

Gauge

Smaller needles: 23 sts in 1×1 ribbing = 4 in / 10 cm after blocking
Larger needles: 17 sts x 28 rows stockinette in the round = 4 in x 4 in / 10 cm x 10 cm after blocking
Note: testers using superwash yarn noticed it grew a lot when blocking, test with a bigger swatch than normal and really stretch it, since the weight of your garment will stretch the yarn a bit.

Sizing:

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a*32”36”40”44”48”52”56”60”64”68”
b8”8.5”9”9.5”10”10.5”11”11.5”12”12.5”
c*17”17”17”17”17”21”21”21”21”21”
d*11.5”12.4”14.3”15.2”17.2″17.2”18.6”18.6”20.5”20.5”
e22”22.5”23”23.5”24”24.5”25”25.5”26”26.5”
yardage7418459531065118013001424155116831819

Testers: