Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Free Knitting Pattern Candy Corn Sweater (adult Size)

Indulge in the festive spirit of Halloween with this eye-catching free knitting pattern Candy Corn Sweater. This adult-sized sweater features a playful candy corn pattern that is perfect for the fall season, especially for Halloween celebrations. The sweater is designed to be worked from the top down, making it easier to handle and allowing for try-ons during the process.

Yarn Weight and Type:
For this pattern, you will need yarns in gray, yellow, white, and orange colors to bring the candy corn design to life.

Materials:

  • Yarn: Alize Baby Best, (90% acrylic, 10% bamboo), 3.35 oz (100 g), 262 yards (240 m), in the following colors and quantities: yellow 250 (34skeins), gray 119 (22skeins), orange 336 (1 skein), and white 55 (1 skein).
  • Double pointed needles (DPNs) sets, sizes US 6 (4 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • Circular needles, sizes US 6 (4 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm), 16″ (40 cm) long.
  • Circular needles, sizes US 6 (4 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm), 32″(80 cm) long.
  • Ring stitch marker.
  • Regular stitch marker.
  • Tapestry needle.

Needle Size:
The pattern calls for circular knitting needles to accommodate the number of stitches and to facilitate the top-down construction. The size of the needles is not specified in the source, but typically, a US size 7 (4.5 mm) to US size 9 (5.5 mm) would be appropriate for worsted or aran weight yarns.

Gauge:
Gauge is crucial to ensure that the sweater fits as intended. However, the gauge for this pattern is not provided in the source. As a general guideline, for worsted weight yarn, a common gauge is around 18-20 stitches per 4 inches (10 cm) on US size 7-9 needles. It is recommended to knit a gauge swatch before starting the project to determine the correct needle size for your tension.

Sizes Available:
The pattern includes instructions for multiple sizes, with the final stitch counts for the increase rounds indicating that it caters to a range of adult sizes. The specific measurements for each size are not listed, so you may need to adjust the pattern based on your gauge and desired fit.

Yardage: 
  • Size S/M: 1025 – 1030 yards (935 – 940 m).
  • Size L/XL: 1130 – 1135 yards (1035 – 1040 m).
  • Size 2XL/3XL: 1240 – 1245 yards (1135 – 1140 m).

Special Techniques Used:
This pattern involves several techniques that add texture and visual interest to the sweater. You will work with color changes to create the candy corn chart, which is knit right to left. Increases are made evenly spaced in certain rounds to shape the sweater. The pattern separates the increasing rounds from the candy corn pattern to simplify the steps. It is essential to be comfortable with knitting in the round, colorwork, and reading charts to successfully complete this project.

Additional Notes:

  • The pattern is designed for personal use, and the creator kindly requests that it not be used for commercial purposes.
  • The sweater is worked in sections, with the candy corn chart adding a fun and festive touch to the design.
  • The pattern may require techniques such as cutting yarns after color changes and picking up stitches for the neckline and cuffs.

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Before beginning, ensure you have all the necessary materials and understand the techniques involved. Happy knitting, and enjoy your Candy Corn Sweater!

Free Knitting Pattern Candy Corn Sweater Instructions

Neck:

With gray color and 4 millimeter short circular needles, cast on 90 (96, 108) stitches, join in round. Don’t know how to join in the round? here is a short tutorial on how to do it (from 0:26 – 1:15 minute):

Put a ring stitch marker at the beginning of rounds. Work as follows:

Rib round: knit 3, purl 3 to end.

Work rib round 7 times. Change to 4.5 millimeter short circular needles, then purl one round.

Yoke:

Note: put a regular stitch marker at the beginning of purl round. The yoke is measured from this stitch marker.

First increase round: knit all stitches, increasing 30 (34, 38) stitches evenly spaced. 120 (130, 146) stitches
Knit 5 (8, 11) rounds, change to 4.5 millimeter long circular needles.

Second increase round: knit all stitches, increasing 30 (36, 40) stitches evenly spaced. 150 (166, 186) stitches

Knit 5 (8, 11) rounds.

Third increase round: knit all stitches, increasing 30 (38, 42) stitches evenly spaced. 180 (204, 228) stitches

Work the candy corn chart 1 right to left using the gray, yellow, white and orange yarns. Cut white and orange yarns.

With gray yarn knit one round.

Fourth increase round: knit all stitches, increasing 30 (36, 42) stitches evenly spaced. 210 (240, 270) stitches
With gray yarn, knit one round. With yellow yarn, knit 3 rounds. With gray yarn, knit one round.

Fifth increase round: knit all stitches, increasing 30 (36, 42) stitches evenly spaced. 240 (276, 312) stitches
With gray yarn, knit one round.

Work the candy corn chart 2 right to left using the gray, yellow, white and orange yarns. Cut gray, white and orange yarns.

With yellow yarn, knit one round. Keep on knitting with yellow yarn.

Sixth increase round: knit all stitches, increasing 30 (42, 54) stitches evenly spaced. 270 (318, 366) stitches

Knit 5 (8, 11) rounds.

Seventh increase round: knit all stitches, increasing 30 (42, 54) stitches evenly spaced. 300 (360, 420) stitches

Knit 1 (4, 7) rounds, or until the yoke measures 23 (27, 31) centimeters.

Dividing round:

From the ring stitch marker, knit 45 (56, 64) stitches for half back, *place the next 60 (68, 82) stitches on piece of yarn or slip them into spare 4.5 millimeter short circular needles for the sleeve.

Cast on 6 (8, 10) stitches for the under arm*, knit 90 (112, 128) stitches for front and repeat between ** one more time. knit the last 45 (56, 64) stitches to the end of round. 192 (240, 276) stitches

 

Body:

With yellow yarn, keep on knitting in rounds until the body measures 24 (25, 26) centimeters from the dividing round.

Work the candy corn chart 3 right to left using the gray, yellow, white and orange yarns. Cut yellow, white and orange yarn.

With gray yarn knit 3 rounds, change to 4 millimeter long circular needles. Repeat rib round 9 times. Bind off all stitches.

Sleeve:

Slip the 60 (68, 82) stitches into 4.5 millimeter set of double pointed needles, or 4.5 millimeter short circular needles (as you prefer). Join yellow yarn and pick up one stitch out of each of the body under arm 6 (8, 10) stitches. 66 (76, 92) stitches

Put a ring stitch marker in the middle of the picked up 6 (8, 10) stitches to start knitting the sleeve.

Sleeve shaping: *Knit 7 (5, 3) rounds.

Decreasing round: knit one round to 2 stitches before stitch marker, slip slip knit before ring stitch marker, knit 2 together after ring stitch marker.

Repeat from * 9 (14, 16) times. 48 (48, 60) stitches

Knit until sleeve measures 30 (27, 25) centimeters from the dividing round.

Work the candy corn chart 3 right to left using the gray, yellow, white and orange yarn. Cut yellow, white and orange yarn.

With gray yarn knit 3 rounds, change to 4 millimeter set of double pointed needles, or short circular needles. repeat rib round 9 times. Bind off all stitches. Weave in loose ends. Block and enjoy wearing.

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