The Partridge Sweater is a classic knit sweater with a decorative seed stitch panel down the center-front. Most of this sweater can be memorized after just a few rounds with very little reference to the pattern as you knit.
This approachable pattern is knit with a worsted weight yarn, which means this sweater practically flies off the needles! The best part is that the majority of this design is knit in the round without any seaming, just a three-needle bind-off at the shoulders.
But don’t worry - simple doesn’t mean we skimped on the details! In this pattern you’ll find German short row shaping along the shoulders for a more tailored fit, and instructions throughout the pattern on how to adjust if your measurements deviate slightly from your written size. The sleeves are knit in the round and worked directly onto the body so you can try it on as you knit to get your perfect sleeve length.
This versatile design can be dressed up to wear during the holidays or dressed down to wear any other day of the year.
Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Grey Marble
- 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
- 145 yds [133 m] per 3-oz [85-g] skein
- Find this yarn on lionbrand.com
- View this post for an extensive list of yarns used during testing
Yardage: 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) [9, 9, 10, 10] skeins of Vanna’s Choice, or
- 725 (800, 925, 1075, 1150) [1250, 1350, 1450, 1575] yds
- 663 (730, 845, 983, 1052) [1143, 1235, 1325, 1441] m
Substitute Vanna’s Choice with a similar worsted weight, category #4 yarn. Most fibers should work out fine in this pattern, however heavier fibers like cotton may weigh it down and grow substantially over time. For a finished sweater similar to the one shown, choose an acrylic or an animal fiber like wool, being mindful of the weight and yardage per skein.
Notions: Tapestry needle, 6 stitch markers, scrap yarn for placing work on hold, an additional needle (of similar size) for 3 needle bind-off
View this pattern at knitsnknots.ca/partridge-pullover
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