Make It Your Own: Flax Sweater
In this series, we will be exploring the most popular online knitting and crochet designs, and highlighting yarns available at Morris and Sons that can be used to create your own unique and beautiful pieces! We will look at all styles of patterns, from a variety of designers around the world. Leave us a comment below if there is a particular pattern you would like to see featured in this series.
We start the series with the ever-popular Flax Sweater by Tin Can Knits. This pattern is regularly brought in by customers, and is the perfect option for your first garment!
With its unisex design, and sizes from newborn up to 6XL, you really can knit one for every family member. You can also tailor the fit! Knit a size with more or less positive ease than suggested, to give a tighter or looser fit to the jumper, depending on your style preferences.
The key feature of this design is its simplicity. It is a basic raglan jumper with a garter stitch detail along the shoulder, and down the sleeve. Its construction is top-down - you cast on at the neck, and work the raglan increases in the round, throughout the yoke. You then split for the sleeves and work the rest of the body. Once the main body is complete, you return to the sleeve stitches you have on hold, and work them down to the cuffs - no seaming necessary! The pattern is great for all skill levels, but especially for beginners, as there are accompanying tutorials for each step available.
The Flax Sweater is knit in a 10ply yarn, and we have some beautiful suggestions that work really well for this design.
Morris Estate 10ply is part of our essential range. Beautiful, durable and cost-effective, it is an excellent option for a sweater. With its amazing range of 60 colours, you are bound to be inspired. Included in the palette is a heathered range, featuring colours such as Rustic Aubergine and Sage, both very popular for sweaters. Estate is also machine washable up to 30°C, making it a very practical option.
|Size||0-6 mo||1-6 mo||6-12 mo||1-2 yrs||2-4 yrs||4-6 yrs||6-8 yrs||8-10 yrs|
|Finished Chest (Inches)||18”||19.5”||20.5”||22”||24”||26”||28”||31”|
|Yardage for regular length:||270||300||310||440||500||680||700||800|
|Balls of Estate 10ply||4||4||4||6||6||8||9||10|
|Skeins of Manos Maxima||2||2||2||3||3||4||4||4|
|Skeins of Manos Alegria Grande||2||2||2||3||3||4||4||5|
|Balls of Rowan Felted Tweed Aran||4||4||4||6||6||8||9||10|
|Balls of Rowan Kid Classic||2||3||3||4||4||5||5||6|
|Finished Chest (Inches)||31”||33.5”||35”||37”||39”||43”||47”||51”||55”||58”||62”||66”|
|Yardage for regular length:||800||850||1000||1050||1100||1400||1500||1600||1700||1800||2000||2100|
|Balls of Estate 10ply||10||10||12||13||13||17||18||19||20||22||24||25|
|Skeins of Manos Maxima||4||5||5||6||6||7||8||8||9||9||10||11|
|Skeins of Manos Alegria Grande||5||5||6||6||7||8||9||9||10||10||12||12|
|Balls of Rowan Felted Tweed Aran||10||10||12||13||13||17||18||19||20||21||23||25|
|Balls of Rowan Kid Classic||6||7||8||8||8||10||11||12||13||13||15||15|
Please note, the Flax Sweater pattern is not available on the Morris and Sons site. To download your copy, you will need to visit the Tin Can Knits site, here.
Has this post inspired you to consider the Flax Sweater as your next project? Leave us a comment below if you plan to make this design, and which yarn you'll be using. We love to hear about what you are creating!
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