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October 25, 2013

We came up with the design for Flax early in the collection. Jones is wearing a prototype in the Barley hat pictures. We have received many emails from knitters eagerly awaiting this sweater, and now the pattern is here!

The Flax Pullover is designed to be a very simple first sweater. It’s knit from the top down with no seaming, perfect for anyone new to garments. Whether you have been knitting for years or you are just starting out, the Flax cardigan has a wonderful simplicity of design that makes it perfect for the whole family. The combination of garter and stockinette also make this an ideal sweater to show off a beautiful yarn.

::: Learn How to Knit a Sweater :::

This is it, time to knit your first garment! There is a little more pressure with a sweater to get the fit just right. It’s a lot more knitting so make sure to set yourself up for success by following our ‘choosing your size tutorial’, our gauge tutorial, and our ‘let’s knit a sweater’ tutorial.

::: Flax Project Details :::

Pattern: Free Pattern – download now!
SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in ‘Deep Olive’, ‘Tumbled Stone’, and ‘Hush’  280 (320, 360, 440, 600, 700, 850, 950, 1050, 1150, 1250, 1350, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800) yards
Needles: US #6 / 4 mm and US #8 / 5 mm (or as req’d to meet gauge)
0 – 4 yrs: 16” circulars and dpns in each size
4 yrs – XS: 16” circulars, 24” circulars, and dpns in each size
S – 4XL: 16” circulars, 32” circulars, and dpns in each size
Sizing: 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yr, 2-4 yr, 4-6 yr, 6-8 yr, 8-10 yr, XS, S, S/M, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL)
Finished Chest measurement: 18 (19.5, 20.5, 22, 24, 26, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 58)

::: The Yarn :::

Flax is knit in one of our favourite yarns, SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted. It is hard wearing, machine washable and has a firm twist, and comes in amazing hand dyed colors (of course!). That’s a recipe for a timeless sweater that will last for years.

::: The Simple Collection Tutorials :::

If you are new to knitting entirely, used to knit but have forgotten how, or are looking to move past the basics, we have step-by-step tutorials on each of the techniques you will need for the Flax pullover. ‘Lets Knit a Sweater’ covers increasing for the yoke, separating body and sleeves, and sweater finishing techniques.

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With 8 new free patterns (including 2 sweaters!) and clear tutorials, the collection is perfect for newer knitters building skills and confidence, and is also a treat for knitters who enjoy modern lines and simple details. Whether you are knitting your first scarf, cozy socks for your dad, or a sweater for your little man, the Simple Collection will teach you all you need to know to make modern seamless knits for the whole family!

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. Michael Henny permalink
    May 6, 2021 6:39 am

    Hi there, I’m knitting the 6-12 size. For the sleeve where it says to work 4″ even, maintaining garter panel and knitting all other stitches. Where am I measuring the 4″ from? The underarm?

  2. Beth Blacksin permalink
    September 5, 2020 7:32 am

    hi i left a question but got not answer! Please help! Thanks so much.

  3. June 22, 2020 6:43 pm

    I would love to knit the Flax in a DK weight yarn. What modifications would you recommend, or would the pattern work just fine with DK weight yarn?

    • June 29, 2020 12:09 pm

      Hi! You can definitely knit the Flax in a DK, you will just want to adjust which size you knit. We have some advice on knitting patterns at a different gauge here:

      • March 14, 2021 6:42 am

        Amazing . . I’ve been all balled up about wanting to knit Flax with a DK yarn without using an entire skein to make gauge swatches—can’t quite wrap my mind around it. I haven’t looked at your link yet, but how great that it was the first thing I happened upon this morning. It will give me a place to start. Thank you!

  4. Christine permalink
    May 6, 2020 5:23 pm

    Hi there. I’ve reached the part in the pattern where you separate the sweater and the sleeves. I’m confused about how to do that. Do I pull the needle out completely first and then separate and then add the waste yarn and new stitches? I don’t want to pull out the existing needle if I’m not supposed to! Thank you.

  5. Linda permalink
    December 23, 2016 3:04 am

    I left a comment but it seems to of disappeared it was regarding the Flax jumper

  6. October 31, 2013 8:19 am

    Oh! I truly love your patterns and have made so many of them. I am thinking this might be the sweater I make for at least one of my boys this year! Thank you for all your amazing creations.

  7. October 28, 2013 12:51 am

    Un grand merci pour tous vos tutoriels qui sont vraiment d’une grande utilité…très clairs et bien mis en image.Thanks a lot for all your helpfull tutorials….

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