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flax light a simple lightweight pullover by Tin Can Knits

Knit seamlessly from the collar to cuffs, Flax Light is a


perfect first sweater project: adorable on babies, great
for guys and cute on the ladies too!
Flax Light is the fingering weight version of the original
Flax from The Simple Collection, a free learn-to-knit
series from Tin Can Knits.

sizing: Pattern includes 7 child and 10 adult sizes.


Note: table lists finished garment measurements. Choose a
size based upon your chest / bust measurement + desired ease.

Size Chest Sleeve Hem to Upper Yardage


Underarm Arm
0-6 mo 18 6.5 6 6.5 350
6-12 mo 19 7.5 6.5 7 400
1-2 yrs 20 8.5 7 7.5 500
2-4 yrs 22 10.5 8 8 650
4-6 yrs 24 12 10 8.5 750
6-8 yrs 26 13 13 9 900
8-10 yrs 28 15 15 10 1000
XS 31 18 15 11 1150
S 33 19 15 11.5 1300
S/M 35 19 16 12 1400
M 37 20 16 12.5 1500
M/L 39 20 17 13 1600
L 43 21 18 14.5 1700
XL 47 21 18.5 15.5 1900
XXL 51 21 19 17 2100
? sizing notes: Child and mens sizes look 3XL 55 21 20 18 2300
best with 1-2 positive ease, and ladies sizes 4XL 59 21 20 19 2500
look great with 0-2 positive ease. Jen is wearing
a size S/M with 1 of positive ease, Bodhi is materials:
wearing size 6-12 months with 1 positive ease. ? Yarn: Fingering / Sock weight yarn - see table for yardage
(samples shown in Sweet Fiber Cashmerino 20 in
schematic: smoke and spirit)
? Needles: US #2 / 2.75 mm and US #5 / 3.75 mm
D (or as required to meet gauge)
0-4 yrs: 16 circulars and DPNs in each size
4 yrs-XS: 16 circulars, 24 circulars, and DPNs in each size
S-4XL: 16 circulars, 32 circulars, and DPNs in each size
B
? Gauge: 24 sts & 32 rounds / 4 in stockinette on larger needles
C
A - chest / bust
B - sleeve Notions: stitch markers, darning needle, waste yarn
C - hem to underarm
D - upper arm
A ravelry ::: cast on

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flax light pullover construction:

pattern: This sweater is worked in the round from


markers the top down. You cast on at the collar, the yoke is knit,
back sleeve sleeve sts are placed on hold on waste yarn, the body is
completed, then sleeves are knit last.
sleeve ribbed collar COLLAR
yoke: Using smaller circular needles cast on 80 (88, 96,
front 104, 104, 112, 112, 120, 120, 120, 120, 120, 128, 128, 136,
136, 136) sts, place BOR marker and join for working in ?
the round.
Establish 1x1 ribbing: [k1, p1] around
?
Work in ribbing as established (knit the knits and purl
sleeve

YOKE
right sleeve

back the purls) until piece measures 1 (1.5) from cast on for
left

garter panel
Child (Adult) sizes. Change to larger needles.
front increase lines at Next round: knit, increasing 4 (6, 4, 4, 8, 8, 8, 6, 10, 26,
raglan markers 30, 38, 34, 46, 46, 66, 78) sts evenly spaced
[84 (94, 100, 108, 112, 120, 120, 126, 130, 146, 150, 158,
162, 174, 182, 202, 214) sts]
Marker set up: [p14 (16, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 20,
SEPARATION
OF SLEEVES 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 22, 22), PM, k28 (31, 32, 36, 38, 42, 42,
sleeve sts 45, 47, 53, 55, 59, 61, 67, 71, 79, 85), PM] twice
AND BODY
on hold
(these raglan markers indicate divisions between right
sts cast on sleeve, front, left sleeve, and back sections)
body sts
at underarms Set up round 1: [kfb, knit to 2 sts before raglan marker,
on needle
?
kfb, k1] 4 times [8 sts inc; 2 per section]
Set up round 2: k1, p14 (16, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 20,
20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 22, 22), k1, knit to marker] twice
sleeve sts
on hold The garter stitch sleeve panel is now established.
?
Garter stitch in the round is created by knitting on one
round and purling on the next (since you just purled the
garter panel, on the next round you will be knitting).
of knitting
direction

BODY Continue to work the centre 14 (16, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18,
18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 22, 22) sts on the sleeves
in garter stitch, and the remainder of the pullover
in stockinette (you may find it helpful to place extra
markers on each side of the garter panel).
Round 1: [kfb, knit to 2 sts before raglan marker,
kfb, k1] 4 times [8 sts inc; 2 per section]
Round 2: work as set; [knit to garter panel, purl garter
SLEEVES panel] twice, knit to end of round
garter Work rounds 1-2 a total of 8 (8, 9, 9, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 19,
panel 21, 22, 27, 29, 33, 35, 38) times.
[156 (166, 180, 188, 208, 224, 248, 278, 290, 306, 326,
342, 386, 414, 454, 490, 526) total sts; at sleeves: 32 (34,
n 38, 38, 42, 44, 50, 56, 58, 60, 64, 66, 76, 80, 88, 94, 100)
ctio g
dire nittin sts; at back and front: 46 (49, 52, 56, 62, 68, 74, 83, 87,
of k
93, 99, 105, 117, 127, 139, 151, 163) sts]

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You will now work even (no increases, keeping garter
panel as set). If your round gauge matches the pattern
(32 rounds / 4), work 12 (12, 14, 14, 14, 16, 10, 8, 10, 14,
14, 16, 6, 10, 6, 6, 8) rounds even.
If your round gauge is slightly different, knit more or
less rounds so that your yoke measures approximately
5 (5, 5.5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11,
11.5, 12.5) deep, measured from cast on, ending with
a round 2.

separate body and sleeves: Next the body


and sleeves are separated. Sleeve sts are placed on hold
?
on waste yarn (using a darning needle, thread waste
yarn through live sleeve sts). Keep BOR marker in place,
all other markers can be removed as you come to them.
Next round: [place 32 (34, 38, 38, 42, 44, 50, 56, 58, 60,
64, 66, 76, 80, 88, 94, 100) sts on waste yarn (the sts
from BOR to first raglan marker), using backwards loop
method CO 8 (8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12,
?
14, 14, 14, 14) sts, knit to marker] twice
The sleeves are on hold on waste yarn, and there are
108 (114, 120, 132, 144, 156, 168, 186, 198, 210, 222, 234,
258, 282, 306, 330, 354) body sts on the needles.

body: Work in stockinette stitch (knit every round)


until piece measures 5 (5.5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 13.5,
13.5, 14.5, 14.5, 15.5, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18.5, 18.5) from
underarm (or 1 (1.5) short of desired length for
child (adult) sizes).
Change to smaller needles and work in 1x1 rib for
1 (1.5) for child (adult) sizes. Bind off loosely in pattern
?
(k1, p1, pass st over, [k1, pass st over, p1, pass st over]
to end).

abbreviations: ?
BOR - beginning of round N1, N2, N3 - needles 1, 2, 3
dec - decreased p - purl
DPNs - double pointed PM - place marker
needles ssk - slip 2 sts knitwise
inc - increase (one at a time), then knit 2
k - knit slipped sts together through
back loops
kfb - knit into the front and
back of one stitch st(s) - stitch(es)
k2tog - knit 2 sts together

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sleeves: Work both sleeves the same, maintaining
garter panel at top of sleeve.
Place 32 (34, 38, 38, 42, 44, 50, 56, 58, 60, 64, 66, 76, 80,
88, 94, 100) held sts onto larger DPNs or 16 circ needle
?
for larger sizes. Knit across these sts then pick up and
knit 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7) sts from
body at underarm, place marker to indicate BOR*, pick
up and knit 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7)
more sts from body at underarm, then join for working
in the round.
*Note: If you are working on DPNs distribute your
stitches as follows: sts from BOR to garter panel on
N1, garter panel on N2, and the remainder on N3. The
beginning of round is the first st on N1.
Work around to marker (purling the garter panel,
knitting all other sts), which is the new beginning of
round, located at underarm. [40 (42, 46, 48, 52, 54, 60,
66, 70, 72, 76, 78, 88, 94, 102, 108, 114) sts]
Work 2 (4, 4, 7, 7.5, 8.5, 7.5, 9.5, 9.5, 8.5, 8.5, 9, 7, 5, 3.5,
1.5, 1.5) even. Maintain garter panel and knit all other
stitches.
Decrease round: k1, k2tog, knit to 3 sts before marker,
?
ssk, k1 [2 sts dec]
?
Work 6 rounds even.
Work these 7 rounds a total of 3 (2, 3, 2, 3, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9,
10, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 19) times. [34 (38, 40, 44, 46, 48, 50,
52, 54, 54, 56, 60, 62, 64, 68, 70, 76) sts]
Work until sleeve measures 5.5 (6.5, 7.5, 9.5, 11, 12, 14,
16.5, 17.5, 17.5, 18.5, 18.5, 19.5, 19.5, 19.5, 19.5, 19.5)
from underarm (or 1 (1.5) short of desired length for
child (adult) sizes).
Change to smaller needles and work in 1x1 rib for
1 (1.5) for child (adult) sizes. Bind off loosely in pattern.
?
finishing: Block your sweater and weave in all ends, ?
using yarn tails to sew up the small holes at underarms.

how do I .... ? Find an in-depth tutorial to guide


you through knitting the Flax pullover at:
www.tincanknits.com/thesimplecollection.html

* You are welcome to share this free pattern with friends, or use for teaching. For further usage info contact tincanknits@gmail.com

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