Summer Sweater Knitting Pattern – Mama In A Stitch

You can find the free ‘Senna Summer Sweater’ knitting pattern below, or the set is available from Lion Brand HERE, and the ad-free, printable pattern from Etsy can be found here. Update: Please note the updated corrections in the form in red (available sizes and row 17).

The Senna Summer Jacket is light, airy and created with a simple construction. I’ve crafted it with Truboo that’s super soft against the leather and has a luxurious look and feel. The beautiful little eyelet detail is easy to sew and makes it look even more luxurious than it is. 😉 Which is definitely cute for summer, in my opinion!

The entire sweater is made with basic shapes (much like My Comfiest Knit Cardigan HERE), so it’s totally doable for the newer knits. Read more about the jacket and how it’s made below!

Last year when I made the Verano Longline Cardigan sweater, there were several knitters who reached out to me asking for a knit version. While there are some differences, I hope this jacket fits the bill!

Like the Verano, it’s made of Truboo Yarn, which is silky, light, and really nice to wear in warm weather. I found it much easier to use metal than wood needles for this project as the yarn tended to “stick” a bit more to the wood needles.

The fabric is so soft and silky!

As you’ll see, you’ll be using a larger needle than the yarn label calls for. Why are you asking? 🙂 I do this in quite a few of my styles and there are several reasons. One is that I like the way the fabric looks, because it makes the stitches really stand out and also gives it a more airy look and feel to the finished fabric. The second reason is that it works faster with larger needles.

If you follow me, you know I admire speed and simplicity. We don’t have to sacrifice beauty to make it a little faster! Some people do not like to use large needles, and some people do. With this jacket, it makes a sense of fantasy and femininity in my opinion.

If you remember My Comfiest Knit Cardigan (one of the most popular cardigans on the blog), you’ll see that there are many similarities here! Both are made with basic shapes so even the newest knitter can enjoy the pattern. And both are made with a larger needle.

You will literally sew three rectangles for the front and back panels, then two lighter sleeves. All knit flat! And don’t be afraid to shape up—it’s just very basic cuts where you stitch two stitches together. bubble!

If you were to ask which is easier, I would say My Comfiest Knit Cardigan is a touch easier. Denim yarn is more forgiving on the needles, and you also don’t have to count rows for eyelet details. These are two slight differences that make this summer jacket a little more sophisticated. It’s a great step up from scarves!

This project has a lighter warm-weather fabric than other knitted sweaters, and it has very small hole detailing (which adds to the airy effect). I didn’t add pockets to this either because that seems to add more weight. The whole goal was to make a light cardigan that we could wear in the hotter seasons of the year. I hope those who live in warmer climates will enjoy this type, because I know a lot of sweaters are for cold winters. It’s so soft!

So let’s start knitting!

As mentioned earlier, you can see the free summer sweater pattern below, or you can choose to purchase the ad-free, printable version here.

Style Description: Drapey, silky, and light, this cardigan is a beautiful blend of subtle femininity and modern design. The loose-fitting bamboo fabric and eyelet details help make this the perfect summer sweater. Wear it with a summer maxi, or dress it up with casual cut-outs and sandals. The sweater is knitted flat and features a slight shaping on the sleeves only, making it a great newer knitting project!

skill level: easy

Material:

US size 10.5, 6.5 mm 29 inch circular knitting needles

4 (5, 6, 7, 8) skeins Lion Brand Yarn Truboo Light #3 yarn in Tan 100g/skein Get the set here Available in many color options

The pattern is used approx 360 (442, 532, 630, 737) total grams

tape measure

needle texture

scissors

Dimensions (approximate):

Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL

Please follow the key throughout the pattern according to the size you are sewing:

S (M, L, XL, XXL) There is little positive ease.

Bust circumference (approximate final measurements):

S-32″

M – 36 inches

L – 40″

XL – 44 inches

XXL – 48 inches

Length:

S – 27 inch

Medium – 29.5 inches

L – 32 inch

XL – 34.5 inches

XXL – 37 inches

Shortcuts and skills:

k – knit

R – purl

u – stitch

U – spinning over

k2tog – connect two together (lower)

Ribbing 3 x 3 – You should know how to make the rib pattern. You will be working on a 3 x 3 rib pattern on the front and back panels.

Stockinette Stitch – Do one row of knitting followed by one row of mopping.

Scale:

Approximately 17 stitches and 15 rows in 4″ x 4″ stock stitch.

**Important: Adjust needle size and/or tension as needed in order to get the gauge and make sure the size is output correctly**

Notes:

To make this beautiful sweater, you will be sewing the back panel, two front panels, and the sleeves. Each front and back panel is knit from bottom to top and all sweater pieces are flat knit. All these panels are sewn and fastened together to the end. If you are experienced and want to sew the sleeves in the round to avoid welding, you can do this. The collar is created by picking up the stitches along the inner edges of the front panels and the back neck area of ​​the back panel.

This is a very indulgent style and you can adjust the size to make it your own! Feel free to knit more or fewer rows to make it longer or shorter (consider your yarn needs). To adjust width size, throw in more or less stitches while keeping multiples of 3 stitches.

Consider testing a variety of needle types on a rack before getting started. You may find it easier to knit this thread on metal needles than on wood needles, or vice versa. The needle is larger than the thread on the label calls for, and this gives the fabric a more airy and lighter feel.

All panels and sleeves are knit flat although the pattern calls for circular needles. Circular needles are necessary to hold all stitches. In some of the smaller sizes, you may be able to fit the stitches on long, straight needles. In that case, feel free to use your strait!

Cinnamon tree summer jacket Style Instructions

back panel

Cast on 69 (78, 87, 96, 105) The number of stitches remains the same in the back panel pattern

Rows 1-12 Make a 3 x 3 rib pattern.

row 13 Your love every street across the row.

row 14 Purl every street across the row.

Grades 15-16 Repeat rows 13 and 14.

row 17 *K3yo k2tog. Repeat from * across the row to the last two stitches, k2.

row 18 Purl every street across the row.

Next, repeat rows 13 through 18 until the piece measures approximately 10 inches, ending with row 18.

Next, work the stockinette stitch, knitting one row followed by the next row, until the entire board is about 27 inches long (29.5 inches, 32 inches, 34.5 inches, 37 inches).

Cast and weave at the ends.

front panel style (make 2)

Cast at 27 (33, 36, 42, 45) The number of stitches remains the same as the front panel pattern

Grades 1-12 Make a 3 x 3 rib pattern.

row 13 Your love every street across the row.

row 14 Purl every street across the row.

Grades 15-16 Repeat rows 13 and 14.

row 17 * k3, yo, k2tog. Repeat from * across the row to the last two stitches, k2.

row 18 Purl every street across the row.

Next, repeat rows 13 through 18 until the piece measures approximately 10 inches, ending with row 18.

Next, work the stockinette stitch, knitting one row followed by the next row, until the entire board is about 27 inches (29.5 inches, 32 inches, 34.5 inches, 37 inches)

Cast and weave at the ends.

Sleeve Style (make 2)

Cast on 60 (64, 68, 72, 76) sts

grade 1 Your love every street across the row.

Class 2 Purl every street across the row.

Grades 3 – 6 Repeat rows 1 and 2 in this order.

class 7 K2tog, knit for the last 2 sts, k2tog.

grade 8 Purl every street across the row.

row 9 Your love every street across the row.

row 10 Purl every street across the row.

Repeat rows 7-10, ending in row 7, until there are 48 (52, 56, 60, 64) sts left on the needle.

Next, knit in a stockinette stitch, without decreasing, until the sleeves are about 18 inches (18 inches, 18.5 inches, 18.5 inches, 19 inches) long.

ribbed cuff

Next, make a 1 x 1 rib pattern so the sleeve measures about 21 inches (21 inches, 21.5 inches, 21.5 inches, 22 inches).

Cast and weave at the ends.

Block in shape and size if desired either before or after assembly.

Assembly and closing

Lay the two front panels directly on top of the back panel, leaving room at the center and outside edges to align.

Stitch the panels together at the shoulders with a simple whip stitch or your preferred closing method.

Fold the sleeves and sew them together using mattress stitching.

Sew the sleeves on the cardigan.

Front and back panels seam sides with mattress stitch.

collar

Pick up the stitches evenly along the entire collar area, along the inside edges of both the front panels and the neck of the back panel (pick up one stitch in each row). If you haven’t caught a mogul before, you can find some great tutorials and videos by doing a simple search online.

Work into a 1 x 1 rib shape until collar is approximately 2.5 inches wide

Go loose (loosely!) and weave in the ends.

Enjoy your new and beautiful summer jacket!

And that’s it!!

Isn’t this a simple and fun little sweater? I hope you enjoyed it and would love to hear if you create one on Instagram @mamainastitch!

XO,

Jessica

Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% of my own.

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