Copasetic Sweater - Free Knitting Pattern

The Copasetic Sweater is here! I have to start out by begging you all to not even attempt this pattern because its knit or worked from the top down. I know it may look intimidating but I seriously can’t express how simple it really is! I included as many photos as I could and a video tutorial of the tubular bind off (one of my absolute favorite bind offs) and I am ALWAYS here to answer any questions you may have throughout making your project.

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The Copasetic Sweater was inspired by my obsession of the vintage 1950’s skirts. I can’t for the life of me figure out what the actual name of this fashion trend was but you can compare them to the currently Halloween costume “The Poodle Skirt.” With the skirts the women would always wear some kind of cropped sweater. They looked so girly yet sophisticated at the same time. I just had to design my own sweater and dress up like a 50’s girl for you all (at least my excuse to dress up lol!)

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Materials -

US 6/4.00mm Needles

US 7/4.50mm Needles

24-32” Cord

3-6 skeins Lion Brand Jeans in Faded yards Medium (4) weight yarn

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Stitch Marker

Gauge -

Stockinette in the Round

22 Sts = 4”

32 Rows - 4”

Abbreviations -

CO - Cast On

K - Knit

P - Purl

KFB - Knit Front and Back (Increase)

St(s) - Stitch(es)

PM - Place Marker

Notes -

Length adjustments can be made throughout pattern.

Size adjustments are listed as such - (30”, 34”, 38”, 42”46”, 50”, 54”)

It is strongly recommended to highlight your size (rows and stitch counts) before starting this project.

Pattern begins at the neckline, increasing down the yoke, splitting between the body and sleeves to work separately.

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Pattern

Using your preferred method and US 6/4.00mm Needles cast on 132, 144, 152, 168, 176, 192, 200 stitches. Place your stitch marker on your right-hand needle and join

Ribbing

R1-R8 - K1, P1 (132, 144, 152, 168, 176, 192, 200)

Yoke

Using US 7/4.50mm Needles

R1-R(11, 12, 8, 15, 11, 7 , 8) - K each stitch around (132, 144, 152, 168, 176, 192, 200)

Increase 1

R1-R(12, 13, 9, 16, 12, 8, 9) - *K(4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 7, 6), KFB* repeat around, K into remaining sts (161, 182, 183, 220, 215, 218, 229)

K11, 12, 8, 15, 11, 8,  8 MORE rounds

Increase 2

R(23, 25, 17, 31, 23, 15, 17) - *K(5, 4, 5, 4, 5, 8 , 7), KFB* Repeat around, K into remaining sts (190, 220, 214, 272, 254, 244, 258)

K11, 12, 8, 15, 11, 8,  8 MORE rounds

Increase 3

R(34, 37, 25, 46, 34, 23, 25) - *K(6, 5, 6, 5, 6, 9 , 8), KFB* Repeat around, K into remaining sts (219, 258, 245, 324, 293, 270, 287)

K11, 12, 8, 15, 11, 8,  8 MORE rounds

Increase 4

R(45, 49, 33, 61, 45, 31, 33) - *K(7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 10 , 9), KFB* Repeat around, K into remaining sts (248, 296, 276, 376, 332, 296, 316)

Sizes 30”, 34”, 42” - K (3) more rounds, continue to separate sleeves and body.

Sizes 38”, 46”, 50”, 54” continue

K8, 11, 8, 8 MORE rounds

Increase 5

R(41, 56, 39, 41) - *K(8, 8, 11 , 10), KFB* Repeat around, K into remaining sts (307, 371, 322, 345)

K8, 11, 8, 8 MORE rounds

Increase 6

R(49, 67, 47, 49) - *K(9, 9, 12 , 11), KFB* Repeat around, K into remaining sts (338, 410, 348, 374)

Sizes 38”, 46” - K (5) more rounds, continue to separate sleeves and body.

Sizes 50”, 54” continue

K8, 8 MORE rounds

Increase 7

R(55, 57) - *K(11, 12), KFB* Repeat around, K into remaining sts (374, 403)

K8, 8 MORE rounds

Increase 8

R(63, 65) - *K(12, 13), KFB* Repeat around, K into remaining sts (400, 432)

K8, 8 MORE rounds

Increase 9

R(71, 73) - *K(13, 14), KFB* Repeat around, K into remaining sts (426, 461)

K8, 8 MORE rounds

Increase 10

R(79, 81) - *K(14, 15), KFB* Repeat around, K into remaining sts (452, 490)

Sizes 50”, 54” - K (1, 9) more rounds, continue to separate sleeves and body.

Separating Body and Sleeves

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Knit into next (35, 41, 46, 51, 55, 61, 65), Place next (54, 66, 76, 86, 94, 104, 110)sts on hold using scrap yarn, cast on (12, 12, 12, 14, 16, 16, 18)sts, Knit into next (70, 82, 93, 102, 111, 122, 131), Place next (54, 66, 76, 86, 94, 104, 110)sts on hold using scrap yarn, cast on (12, 12, 12, 14, 16, 16, 18)sts, Knit into remaining (35, 41, 47, 51, 56, 61, 66)sts.

Body

The body can be knit as long as you’d like. The great part about knitting the top down method is you can try on your work as you go. Feel free to knit and try on until you have reach 1” before your desired length.

Ribbing

Using US 6/4.00mm Needles

R1-R8 - *K1, P1*

Bind off using the Tubular bind off method, video tutorial below.

Sleeves

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Using US 7/4.50mm Needles pick up (54, 66, 76, 86, 94, 104, 110)sts left on the scrap yarn. Pick up (12, 12, 12, 14, 16, 16, 18)sts along the underarms. Place marker between underarm stitches.

R1-2 - K each stitch around

Decrease - K1, K2Tog, K around until 3 sts remain, SSK, K1

Repeat decrease rate for your size.

30” - Every 5th round

34” - Every 4th round

38” - Every 4th round

42” - Every 3rd round

46” - Every 3rd round

50” - Every 3rd round

54” - Every 3rd round

Add extra rounds once finished if you would like a longer sleeve.

Ribbing

Using US 6/4.00mm Needles

R1-R8 - *K1, P1*

Bind off using the Tubular bind off method, video tutorial above.

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