Collegiate

The sweater I knit for this design, the one you see here, was sitting on one of my dress forms, Rose, for ages, waiting patiently. My husband walked in not long after I had put it on Rose, and said, “That looks collegiate.” Hm. You know what? He was right. Rose wore Collegiate while I knit and released other designs. Then Nicole, the other dress form, wore the sweater for a while. It looked better on Rose, and Nicole knew it. It looks better yet on a real person, don’t you think?

Knit in one piece to the armholes, then splits for back and fronts. The front neck opening begins on the same row as the armholes. Sleeves can be worked flat from the cuff up, and seamed later, or with short rows and in the round from the shoulder down—both options are included in this pattern.


Yarn: fingering weight; 625, 700, 775, 850 [950, 1000, 1150, 1225] yards MC, and 325, 350, 400, 425 [475, 525, 550, 575] yards CC
Model: Baah Yarn La Jolla in Fog (MC) and Mystique (CC); finished size: 41 in (104 cm); 2 hanks MC used with 22 yards remaining after seaming, and 1 hank CC used with 8 yards remaining; 400 yards in 100 grams; 100% superwash merino. Sleeves worked flat from cuff
Gauge: 20 sts and 29 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) needles for gauge, US 5 (3.75 mm) needles for bands
Finished size: 32.25, 35, 38.25, 41 [43.75, 47, 50.25, 53] inches; 82, 89, 97, 104 [111, 119.5, 127.5, 134.5] cm
Bust size: To fit bust up to 3 inches smaller than finished sweater
Notions: seven 15/16-inch (24 mm) buttons, sewing thread and needle, stitch markers, yarn needle
Difficulty:
Easy-Intermediate

Skills: k2tog, ssk, short rows (if sleeve worked top down), one-row buttonholes, cable cast on, picking up and knitting along an edge

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.