A simple tweed pullover to knit

This beautiful wool sweater, a good project for beginners, is sure to become a long-lasting favourite.

Easy-knit tweed pullover: Getting started
Tweed river pullover
This beautiful sweater is made not in traditional tweed but, rather, in a wool yarn with a lightly spun roving wrapped with two thin, solid strands and one thin, multi-colour strand. The quality of the 100 per cent wool will make this pullover a long-lasting favourite that you'll wear for years to come. It's a great sweater style for either a girl or a guy, and it comes in multiple sizes.

Take a look at a larger image of the finished sweater.

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)

Knitted measurements
Bust: 34-1/2 (38, 42-1/2, 46, 50-1/2)" (87.5 [96.5, 108, 117, 128.5]cm)
Length: 21 (22, 23, 24, 24-1/2)" (51 [53.5, 56, 58.5, 59.5]cm)
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• 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) balls Tahki Yarns Shannon (100% wool, 1-3/4 oz [50g), 92 yd [84m]) in #21 lavender multi
• Size 7 (4.5mm) and size 9 (5.5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needle, 16" (40.5cm) long (for Circular version of neck band) (optional)
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Yarn needle

18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch (St st), using the larger needles. Take time to check gauge.

Pattern stitches

K2, P2 rib
(multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra sts)
Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * across.
Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Repeat row 2 for k2, p2 rib.

St st
Knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side.
Note: For ease in working, circle the numbers that pertain to your size.

Page 1 of 3 -- Ready to get knitting? You'll find step-by-step instructions to get started on your pullover on page 2.

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