Basic Men's Sweater

This basic crewneck sweater was the first project I made on a knitting machine.  It turned out very well for a learner's project.

The pattern is adapted from Ann Budd’s “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns.”  Hands down one of the best knitting books I have.  It presents basic sweater patterns by gauge (4,5, 6, 7 stitches per inch) and chest circumference (in children’s and adult sizes).  You can choose a variety of shoulder (drop, set in, saddle) and neck patterns (crew, v-neck) as well.

The yarn is 100% undyed wool “Fishermen’s Wool” from Lion Brand Yarns in the color “nature’s brown.”  I used just over 2 skeins, at 465 yards each.  The listed gauge is 16 stitches and 22 rows to 4” on a size 9 needle.