Close Fitting Sweater
Close Fitting Sweater £ 4.20 GBP
Needle Size 3.5mm and 4mm (4U.S.and 6U.S. / 10 Imperial and 8 Imperial)
Yarn Weight 3 – Light – DK, Light Worsted
Gauge 22sts & 28rows to 10cm / 4″ square using 4mm (6U.S. / 8 Imperial) needles.
Yarn used by designer Sirdar Crofter DK – 50g / 170m

A good all-rounder, this very close fitting sweater with waist shaping is ideal for many occasions. Knitted in a self-patterning yarn, as shown here, it is great for relaxing at the weekend, whether at home or on cool weather walks; knitted in a solid colour yarn it could be paired with smart trousers or a skirt and worn to the office.

This pattern gives instructions for all ladies sizes from UK size 6 (US Size 4) to UK Size 26 (US Size 24). (Chest sizes 76 to 122cm).
The pattern gives estimated yarn requirements for each size.

The sweater is knitted flat from the bottom up, with the back, front, and sleeves worked separately, and then sewn together.

The neckband is formed by picking up stitches around the neckline after the right shoulder seam has been joined.

The main body of the garment is worked in stocking stitch with 4mm (size 6 US) needles, with the edgings worked in a single rib stitch using the 3.5mm (size 4 US) needles. If using metric needles, you might find that 3.5mm is not available and 3.25mm can be used instead.

The pattern shows the garment knitted using Sirdar Crofter, a self-patterning yarn. Any DK / Light Worsted yarn that knits to the specified gauge may be used.