The Knitter's Dude

The Knitter's Dude

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The Knitter’s Dude takes inspiration from the iconic Big Lebowski sweater, but it’s designed with the knitter’s enjoyment and inspiration in mind. It’s worked entirely in the round so that the stranded color work never has to be worked on the wrong side, and finishing doesn’t require any seaming.

The fit is relaxed and flattering with compound raglan yoke shaping, a generous collar, and beautiful tubular cast-on and bound-off edges.

The sample is shown on a woman, but the pattern is unisex - there are instructions for modifying the sweater to be more appropriate for men’s/tall sizes, so you can make it work for all the Dudes and Dudettes in your life.

And if you’ve got a tiny one, The Little Dude comes in sizes newborn to age 12! Get The Royal We, the ebook for both patterns.

Read an FAQ about this pattern on my blog.

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Sizes and Finished Measurements 
Chest Circumference: 33 (37.25, 41.25, 45.25, 49, 53, 57, 61) in/ 
84 (94.5, 105, 115, 124.5, 134.5, 145, 155) cm
Cardigan is designed to be worn with +1-4 in/2.5-10 cm of positive ease; shown in Size 33 with zero ease.

Yarn 
Worsted weight yarn in three colors (yarn amounts are approximate): 
Main Color: 960 (1085, 1202, 1319, 1436, 1554, 1671, 1788) yd/878 (992, 1099, 1206, 1313, 1421, 1528, 1635) m
Contrast Color 1: 130 (147, 163, 179, 195, 210, 226, 242) yd/119 (134, 149, 164, 178, 192, 207, 221) m
Contrast Color 2: 151 (170, 189, 208, 226, 244, 262, 281) yd/56 (61, 64, 67, 101, 117, 181, 226) m

Shown in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% Wool; 140 yd/128 m per 50g skein) 
Main Color: Fossil; 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13) skeins
Contrast Color 1: Nest; 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
Contrast Color 2: Cast Iron; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins

Blocked Gauge 
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking. 
20 sts/31 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch Pattern with Size B Needles
20 sts/27 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in Color Work Stockinette Stitch Pattern with Size C Needles

Needles & Notions 
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

Size A (Ribbing): Size US #5/3.75 mm 32 in/80 cm circular needle, two 40 in/100 cm circular needles, and set dpns or needle(s) for preferred small-circumference circular knitting method
Size B (Plain Stockinette Stitch): Size US #6/4 mm 32 in/80 cm circular needle and set dpns or needle(s) for preferred small-circumference circular knitting method
Size C (Color Work Stockinette Stitch): Size US #7/4.5 mm 32 in/80 cm circular needle and set dpns or needle(s) for preferred small-circumference circular knitting method

stitch markers, removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn, coordinating color light fingering weight yarn for reinforcing steek, Size C/2.75 mm crochet hook, 5 1 in/2.5 cm buttons

Skills 
tubular CO and BO (instructions given in pattern), stranded color work, reinforcing and cutting steek, picking up stitches, short row shaping


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