This is an intermediate-level knitting pattern for a casual sweater that can be worn two ways: zipped to the top for maximum cosiness or zipped down for a more relaxed look. The sweater features a subtle texture of slip stitch, contrasted with smooth stocking stitch, which adds interest to the design. The sweater is knit in a single classic shade of Sirdar Country Classic Worsted yarn, a pure merino wool blend, which gives a warm and cozy feel.
The pattern is part of the Men’s Capsule Collection book and if you love this pattern, you will find the complete collection in the great value book of beautiful, timeless menswear to knit again and again.
To complete this pattern, you will need a pair of 4½mm (UK7 – USA7) knitting needles, a pair of 4mm (UK8 – USA6) knitting needles, stitch holder and a 20cm (8 inches) zip fastener. This pattern is suitable for knitters with some experience, who are familiar with basic knit and purl stitches, and want to try new techniques like slip stitches, zip neck sweater and shaping.
The design number for this pattern is 10588 – See the full pattern here.