Bang Out a Sweater: Main Squeeze Pullover

January 22, 2020

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  • I love this idea!!!! I’m doing it!!

  • Yes! I did just make a yummy sound! I want to knit both the cardigan and the pullover!

  • Loved this! I’m a beginner and really enjoyed all of the insight that goes into tweaking a piece to make it your own! Thank you!

  • I love this post and the sweater. As I was reading it, I substitued the word pattern with recipe and knitting with cooking. We are the bosses of our creative pursuits and it feels great when it works!

  • I love this so much! Riveting armchair knitting. This definitely going to be my Main Squeeze version. It’s so helpful to see exactly how you did your measurements.

  • Thank you for the Sand stitch in the round tip!! I saw a project that the sleeves were also knit in Sand stitch and thought I might do that, but didn’t have a clue how to;-)

    • Oh yes! What a great idea!!!

  • Yes! And Yes!

  • Thank you!

  • Oh thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so ready to start this project, and now with your very detailed instructions, I’m even more ready!!

  • Thank you – my yarn arrived today for this version!

  • The Big Squeeze is in my queue BUT… I am spinning the yarn for it. It may be knit in three days, but the spinning will probably take me three months!

    • That’s fabulous! Share spinning pics in the Lounge, pleeeezze! And if you’re on Instagram, definitely tag them #bangoutasweater2020 or #bangoutamainsqueeze.

  • I bought Big Joy mainly because of the Main Squeeze cardigan. I have never made a sweater for an adult, only a baby one. I just love the look of this sweater. BUT….I am chickening out of Main Squeeze. I found Jutka on the Lion Brand site, and have decided to do that one in February. I see it as a practice run for my Main Squeeze. I am so inspired by Danas oodles of sweaters in a year, I guess!

    • Jutka looks gorgeous, and you just might find you have time to whip it up and join the Main Squeezers–the magic of BIG YARN.

  • Love this! Did you make it shorter? Plus, yes to a pocket, always!

    • Lots shorter! The cardigan is mid-thigh length–but now your question is making me thing what a cuddler a looong pullover would be.

  • very impressive

  • HI, Will there be a written pattern developed that will layout the modification and material needed to fit the desired sizes?

    • There are no plans to develop a separate pattern. All the stitch counts you need are in the cardigan pattern. You only need to figure out how long you want the pullover to be from sleeve opening to where the hem falls. And figure on getting half the number of skeins of yarn you would need for the cardigan plus one more. If you don’t feel confident following the mods as they’re outlined here, but you’d like to bang out a great Jen Geigley pattern in Big Wool, we recommend her Simple Sweater: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-sweater-knitalong Hope you’ll join us!

  • I just tried to tag you and show you my results on instagram. I wasn’t able to do it. Please help! I am very excited about this project!

  • Thank you so much for these mods! One question—you decreased the yoke until you had 68 st left. Since I don’t know what size you made, I can’t quite tell how this would work for other sizes. I am making the smallest size, so I am only starting the decreases with 58 stitches… the finished neckband on the small size cardigan is 34 stitches… please let me know where your 68 st fall in relation to the amount of stitches for your size. Thank you!