Striped Boyfriend Sweater

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“This oversized pullover is a feminine take on the boyfriend sweater. With a deep V-neckline, wide drop shoulders, split hemline and fun bold stripes, I can see it being worn year-round for almost any occasion. It’s seriously comfortable, too. Have fun choosing your favorite color stripe combinations!” – Julie Hoover


Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 645 (750, 840, 900, 975, 1135) yards of Color 1 (C1)
  • 870 (895, 1030, 1170, 1315, 1350) yards of Color 2 (C2)


Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):

  • 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins C1; 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins C2
  • Version A photographed in colors Fossil (C1) and Old World (C2)
  • Version B photographed in colors Woodsmoke (C1) and Embers (C2)
  • 24 stitches & 34 rows/rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Note: It is recommended that both flat and circular gauges be checked before beginning garment


Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPN)* in size needed to obtain gauge
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing):

  • One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles, and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (for Tubular Cast On and Neckband):

  • One 32″circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On, due to variances in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop Method for small-circumference circular knitting.

Finished dimensions
  • 45¼ (49¼, 53¼, 57¼, 61¼, 65¼)” circumference at bust (seamed)
  • Intended Ease: +12–16″ at chest
  • Sample shown is size 49¼” with +15¼” ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern


  • Cast on of choice (for 2×2 ribbed fabric)


  • Tubular Cast On for flat and circular knitting (2×2 ribbed fabric)
  • Backwards Loop Cast On
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