1974 Knitting Pattern
1974 Knitting Pattern
1974 Knitting Pattern
1974 Knitting Pattern
1974 Knitting Pattern
1974 Knitting Pattern
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1974 Knitting Pattern

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Please note this is a KNITTING PATTERN ONLY. You will not receive a finished sweater. You will receive a downloadable PDF file (in English) that provides written instructions and some links to helpful video tutorials of techniques so you can knit this sweater yourself.

I designed 1974 to celebrate all things retro while still serving as that timeless piece in your wardrobe with a simple silhouette and classic stripes. The colors I chose to work with—brown, yellow, orange and red—give me alllll the vintage vibes and have been some of my favorites for as long as I can remember. But you might be more of a pink person or go gaga for greens. Do your thing! Let this pattern serve as a blank slate for your perfect palette. Maybe you’ll discover the color combo you pick screams 1984, 1994 or even 2004—you really can’t go wrong with whatever you decide!

Construction                                                                                                                   

This sweater is worked in the round seamlessly from the top down.

Sizes                                                                                                                         

Instructions for each size in this pattern are indicated throughout as follows: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) [7, 8, 9, 10]. It is written for a full chest circumference measuring 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50) [54, 58, 62, 66]”/75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125) [135, 145, 155, 165] cm, and is designed to be worn with approximately 1.5” (4 cm) of positive ease. Portrait photos are shown on a 38” (95 cm) full chest circumference with 1.5” (4 cm) of positive ease. See tables shown in listing photos with schematic to pick the best size for you based on your body measurements and desired garment ease.

Suggested Needles                                                                                                         

US 7 (4.5 mm), or size needed to meet stockinette gauge: 16” (40 cm) circular needles; 24” (60 cm) circular needles; and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.

US 6 (4 mm), or size needed to meeting ribbing gauge; 16” (40 cm) circular needles; 24” (60 cm) circular needles; and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.

Gauge

17 sts and 24 rnds (blocked) per 4” (10 cm) stockinette square using larger needles

17 sts and 28 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in 1x1 ribbing stretched using smaller needles

20 sts and 22.5 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in 1x1 ribbing unstretched using smaller needles

Yarn

Worsted weight yarn in four contrasting colors. If your gauge is different than what is called for in the pattern, yardage will vary. Substitute yarn yardage also may vary.

Main Color: 687 (776, 864, 956, 1053, 1178) [1299, 1437, 1574, 1702] yds/629 (710, 791, 875, 963, 1078) [1188, 1314, 1440, 1557] m

Contrast Color 1: 14 (15, 16, 18, 20, 21) [24, 26, 27, 29] yds/13 (14, 15, 17, 19, 20) [22, 24, 25, 27] m

Contrast Color 2: 46 (51, 57, 63, 70, 75) [82, 90, 97, 103] yds/43 (47, 53, 58, 65, 69) [75, 83, 89, 95] m

Contrast Color 3: 61 (69, 76, 85, 94, 102) [110, 121, 130, 139] yds/56 (64, 70, 78, 86, 94) [101, 111, 119, 128] m

Sample Shown In

Wool-Ease by Lion Brand Yarn (80% acrylic, 20% wool), 197 yds (180 m) per 3 oz (85 g)

Main Color: Umber

Contrast Color 1: Arrowwood

Contrast Color 2: Koi

Contrast Color 3: Cranberry 

Notions

Removable stitch markers, at least 2 unique

Scissors

Scrap yarn or stitch-holder cords

Tapestry needle

 

Feel free to sell small quantities of finished sweaters that are made using this pattern, but please give credit to flynnknit for the design.

Please do not share, distribute or sell any part of the pattern itself. Please tag @flynnknit and use #1974sweater and #flynnknit on social media with any photos of your work created with this pattern. I’d love to see your progress photos and finished sweaters! I appreciate your support sooooo much!