The Weekender, originally designed for worsted weight yarn and released a few years ago, is Andrea Mowry's popular pattern to date and has now been released in a lighter weight version! While these 2 patterns are very similar, The Weekender Light has been adjusted for its very different gauge and with a larger range of size options. The Weekender Light is available in 10 sizes, is knit up in super fine weight yarn and has a few adjustments that I hope will result in another favorite sweater for your handknit wardrobe!
Kit includes pattern and selected yarn. Sizes with similar skein counts have been combined for kit purposes only. Pattern includes all 10 sizes. For yarn winding services, click here. Please PRE-ORDER any color not in stock, and allow at least 7 business days for shipping to your location.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Loft by Brooklyn Tweed (100% Targhee-Columbia Wool; 50g/275yds): 5 (6, 6)(7, 8, 9)(9, 10) Skeins. Shown in Faded Quilt.
ALTERNATE YARN: Harvest Fingering by Urth Yarns (100% Superwash Extra Fine Merino Wool; 100g/435 yds): 3 (4, 4) (5, 5, 6) (6, 6) Skeins.
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Organic Washable Merino Wool; 100g/394 yds): 3 (4, 5) (5, 6, 6) (7, 7) Skeins.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Fingering by Brown Sheep Co. (100% American Wool; 100g/310yds): 4 (5, 6) (6, 7, 8) (8, 9) Skeins. 100% American wool spun into yarn in Nebraska! This yarn is a very economical choice and is available in so many colors. Please select any color not in stock here.
SIZE: XXS (XS/S, M) (L, XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL/5XL) Modeled with 10" positive ease
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust- 36 (40-44, 48)(52, 56, 60)(64, 68-72)” Intended to be worn with approx. 10” positive ease. To pick your best size, measure your full bust and add your desired ease, then pick the finished bust circumference closest to that number.
YARDAGE: 1182 (1347/1485, 1650) (1843, 2035, 2228) (2393, 2585/2750) yds
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm 32-40” Circular Needle & set Double Points, US 5 / 3.75mm Double Points, & US 2 / 2.75mm 40” circular and Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge. (Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, going down two US sizes for the ribbing.)
OTHER TOOLS: 4 Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders or waste yarn, Tapestry needle
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Tubular Cast-on & Tubular Bind-off, Ribbing, Slipping stitches, Short rows, Three needle Bind-off
GAUGE: 24 sts x 38 rows = 4" in Stockinette St on largest needle
Sweater images courtesy of Drea Renee Knits. Yarn photos by Blue Sky Fibers and Yarn Loop