To knit a sweater

Seamless Pullover with Contiguous Sleeves

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Heartland – Glacier Bay. I’ve used this yarn to knit a sweater before and you can see it here. This yarn is budget friendly, machine washable, and a soft yarn to knit with. This yarn is also very warm making it a good alternative for those who don’t use wool or other fibers.

Project detail: The pattern I used for this pullover is Avril in April by Reiko Kuwamura. I modified the pattern by using a 2 x 2 ribbing, longer sleeves, and a higher neckline for this pullover. I also added a cable pattern in the front from Liliane Poncho by Liliane Young.

To knit a sweater 

There are so many different ways to knit a sweater. It can be knit in separate pieces and then seamed together or knit seamlessly (or with minimal seaming) either bottom up or top down. Other sweater construction styles include knitting sideways from sleeve to sleeve, front to back, and so on. The sleeves can be raglan shaped, yoke, contiguous, dolman, drop shoulders etc. Fortunately, there are many patterns available on Ravelry and other sites for the different sweater construction styles that can be knit in separate pieces and then seamed or knit seamlessly (top down or bottom up).

Take a vote and see which is more popular – seamless or seamed sweater construction style.

Happy Sweater knitting to all!