So Basic Sweater by Maxim Cyr

Project Info

PatternSo Basic Sweater by Maxim Cyr
Made forRyan
NeedleUS 1 (2.25mm) and US 2 (2.75mm)
Gauge26 sts / 30 rows = 4 in
in Stockinette Stitch after blocking, using larger needles
Yarnmadelinetosh TML + TWEED
How much?3.5 skeins, 1470.0 yards, 1344.2 meters

I completed this sweater in April 2020.


I only repeated raglan shaping 31 times (not 35).


I started reducing stitches immediately on the sleeves, every 4th row. The sleeves looked really bad the way the pattern was written. I knitted 100 rows on each sleeve, which after washing, was the perfect length to start the 3-inch cuff. I knitted 22 rows for the sleeve cuff.


I knitted 12 inches for the body before washing and block. After washing and blocking, I needed to stitch one more inch on the body before decreasing and starting the 2-inch ribbing. For the decrease, K14 and K2TOG 16 times. I knitted 16 rows for the bottom hem and used the Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off for 1×1 rib:


I completed the sweater but ended up not doing the sleeve stitch design, and I completely ignored the sleeve decrease instructions.

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