Get ready to live in your new favorite sweater! Introducing the Cozy Classic Pullover. The name of this design pretty much says it all. It's cozy. It's classic. And, it's a pullover. Andean Treasure alpaca yarn, however, takes this sweater over-the-top cozy + gives it a really elevated look and feel. But...the classic style gives it an everyday feel + means it'll be a go-to wardrobe staple year after year.
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This sweater is cautiously labeled as an intermediate sweater, but could easily be tackled by an ambitious beginner who is looking to try their hand at a garment for the first time. It is worked from the bottom up, creating two square panels (a front and back), seaming them together, attaching sleeves, and finally, adding ribbed edging perpendicular to the neckline and bottom hem. After the sweater is complete, surfacing striping can be added (or not). With or without the striping, this sweater is a total dream from top to bottom!
Fit + Sizing
The Cozy Classic Pullover has an oversized, boxy, unisex fit. Even though sizing is based on Craft Yarn Council's female standards, males who fit within the sizing chart below can easily benefit from this design — not to mention, customizing this sweater is a total breeze! No fancy repeats.
It is designed to have a positive ease of 8-10". To select your size, measure your bust and find the garment circumference in the chart that matches approximately 8-10" larger. If you prefer to have more or less ease, select the garment circumference that reflects that number in inches compared to your measured bust in inches. If you can't find a number that matches, find the closest one and make small changes to that size to your liking.
I'll be honest, I highly recommend using Andean Treasure for this sweater. It's really hard to imagine this sweater in anything but this yarn — that's how much I love this yarn.
As written, you'll need:
1321(1450, 1583, 1715, 1875, 2017, 2157) yds or 13(14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20) skeins of Andean Treasure in Color A (the main color)
91(99, 107, 114, 122, 130, 137) yds or 1(1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins of Andean Treasure in Color B (the accent/stripe color)
Other materials you'll need:
a 4mm, 5mm, and 6mm crochet hook
Although Andean Treasure is labeled as a category 2 sport weight yarn, I would argue that it is much closer to a DK or light worsted weight, so keep this in mind when selecting a substitution, and I highly recommend making sure you make a gauge swatch. Small differences in gauge can lead to big differences in project outcome. For more on gauge, you can read this blog.
WeCrochet City Tweed | This is a beautiful merino wool, alpaca, and donegal tweed blend that is another favorite of mine. It is soft with great drape, holds its shape, and has a beautiful assortment of colors. I have used the worsted variety in my Campsite Cardigan and the DK variety in my Neapolitan Pullover, if you want to see this yarn in action.
WeCrochet Mighty Stitch (worsted) | This is an acrylic and superwash wool blend that has a slight sheen to it, comes in a lot of colors, and also has great drape. I would liken this yarn to Yarn Bee Soft Secret or Caron Simply Soft, if you're familiar with those. It can get a little fuzzed or pill-y, so just keep that in mind, if that is a feature you want to avoid.
WeCrochet Brava (sport) | This is an economy acrylic yarn that is actually quite soft and drape-y (especially after steaming or blocking/washing). It's easy to care for and comes in a lot of colors, including a fair number of dusty shades and earthy colors.
Lion Brand Jeans | This is an acrylic yarn that is really wearable, again, has great drape, and also character. In my experience, this yarn does relax and expand your project a fair amount after blocking/washing, so keep that in mind, but it is very comfortable, and I think it would make an excellent non-stripe version of this sweater. I have used this in my Midwest Mockneck, if you want to see this yarn in action.
Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend | Comfy Cotton Blend is an absolute favorite. It's a cotton/acrylic blend — super wearable, easy care, not too hot, not too airy, and doesn't stretch after blocking/washing. I've used this many times and will always keep it in my yarn rotation (as long as Lion Brand keeps it available).
working in the round
adding ribbing perpendicular to an edge
loop recognition (front/back/3rd)
understanding of ** and [ ]
following a pattern with minimal or no photo references
experience reading a pattern
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