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flaired weater to knitK2.49   Lightly Flaired Sweater to Knit

This one-piece, top-down “go anywhere” sweater is worked in Stocking stitch with a k1, p1 rib hem. Wear it with jeans or chinos, or dress it up with a white shirt and black pants.

The flair starts at the high waist and is created with a 10 stitch left and right slant increase panel down each side of the body towards the hem.

Optional cap shaping at the top of the sleeves is worked with short rows, giving the shoulders a more tailored look; without short rows this pattern is easy.

Neck and cuffs have rolled edges.

Chest sizes given in inches and (metric)
XS
30
(76)
S
34
(86.5)
M
38
(96.5)
L
42
(106.5)
XL
46
(117)
XXL
50
(127)

Yarn: Cotton sport or lightweight DK
          (I used Misti Alpaca Tonos Pima Silk, 83% pima cotton, 17% silk)
Stitches: Reverse Stocking stitch and k1, p1 rib
Knitting Needles: Size 6 (4mm)
Gauge: 11 sts and 15 rows = 2" (5cm)
Skill Level: EASY