Tip-Top Sweater

Nov 28, 2012
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Dudes want a sweater that's comfortable and washes up without fuss. The sideways construction creates vertical ridges that give it the look of a classic knitted Shaker sweater. Working into the back bars of the half double crochet rows gives the crochet sweater widthwise stretch so he can haul wood with ease.

Designer: Brenda K. B. Anderson
Finished Size: 40 (44, 47, 51, 54)" chest circumference. Finished Length: 251/2 (26, 261/2, 271/2, 28)". Garment shown measures 46", modeled with 4" ease.
Yarn: Berroco Vintage DK (50% acrylic, 40% wool, 10% nylon; 288 yd [266 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #2105 oats, 9 (9, 10, 11, 11) skeins.
Hook Size: F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Row counter (optional); stitch markers (m); yarn needle.
Gauge: 20 sts and 21 rows = 4" in back bar stitch pattern.


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lovestruck wrote
on Apr 30, 2013 8:02 AM

Would this sweater be suitable for someone who has done many blankets and snowflakes etc but never an item of clothing..I am worried about doing the shaping as I always had problems with that when knitting..

MichelleS@86 wrote
on Jan 8, 2014 1:42 PM

HeLp!!! Are there pics or videos available to help me along with this pattern?  I am a visual learner and sometimes words alone are not enough!  Thanks :)


sdorsett2 wrote
on Jan 28, 2014 4:44 PM

While easy to learn, this pattern has flaws.  In regular size, Rows 43-48 should be worked in repeat, row 49 begins the decrease through row 70.  If you follow the pattern, you will be 2 stitches short in the end.  That's what I've found so far...