Materials

TOOLS:

1 Set of Double Pointed Needles (DPN’s)

1 Circular needle in a size suitable for the yarn you’ve chosen. The length of the circular needle will depend on the size of sweater you are making:

16”-20” for a baby or small child
24”-30” for larger children or women
32”-36” for larger adults or men
40”-46” for plus size or with a chest of larger than 40”

4 Stitch markers in one color, 2 in a second color

Measuring Tape
Darning Needle

YARN:

Due to the freedom of this course and the variety of sizes and styles available, it is not possible to offer one set yardage amount. Use the following chart to estimate the amount of yardage you will need to create your custom sweater in your desired size and yarn weight. These estimates are for smooth yarns and plain knitting. Estimate generously, as it is much better to have left overs than to run out of yarn before you’re finished.

Babies 12-18 Months

(for a pullover or cardigan)
fingering weight: 600-700 yards (550-650 meters)
sport weight: 550-650 yards (500-600 meters)
worsted weight: 450-550 (400-500 meters

Toddlers 2-6 Years

(for a pullover or cardigan)
sport weight: 800-1000 yards (750-950 meters)
worsted weight: 600-800 yards (550-750 meters)
bulky weight: 550-650 yards (500-600 meters)

Children 6-12 Years

(for a pullover or cardigan)
sport weight: 1000-1500 yards (950-1400 meters)
worsted weight: 900-1200 yards (850-1100 meters)
bulky weight: 700-1000 yards (650-950 meters)

Misses Sizes 32-40 Bust

To calculate 5% extra use this equation:
total yardage recommended ______ x .05 = ______ additional yardage (add to total)

(for a regular, comfortable-ease pullover; add 5% for a cardigan)

fingering weight: 1500-1700 yards (1400-1600 meters)
sport weight: 1400-1600 yards (1300-1500 meters)
worsted weight: 1100-1400 yards (1000-1300 meters)
bulky weight: 1000-1300 yards (950-1200 meters)

For a longer, loosely fitting, or oversized misses-sized pullover (add 5% for a cardigan)

sport weight: 1500-1900 yards (1400-1750 meters)
worsted weight: 1300-1500 yards (1200-1400 meters)
bulky weight: 1100-1400 yards (1000-1300 meters)

Generous sizes 42-52 bust adding the same 5% for cardigans:

sportweight: 1600-2000 yards (1500-1850 meters)
worsted weight: 1400-1600 yards (1300-1500 meters)
bulky weight: 1200-1400 yards (1100-1300 meters)

Men sizes 36-48 Chest

(for a regular, comfortable-ease pullover (add 5% for a cardigan)

sport weight: 1700-2100 yards (1600-1950 meters)
worsted weight: 1500-1700 yards (1400-1600 meters)
bulky weight: 1300-1500 yards (1200-1400 meters)

For a longer, loosely fitting, or oversized man’s pullover (add 5% for a cardigan)

sport weight: 2000-2400 yards (1850-2200 meters)
worsted weight: 1500-1700 yards (1650-1850 meters)
bulky weight: 1300-1500 yards (1400-1550 meters)

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