Tip-Top Sweater

Dudes want a sweater that’s comfortable and washes up without fuss. The sideways construction creates vertical ridges that give it the look of a classic knitted Shaker sweater. Working into the back bars of the half double crochet rows gives the crochet sweater widthwise stretch so he can haul wood with ease.

Designer: Brenda K. B. Anderson
Finished Size: 40 (44, 47, 51, 54)” chest circumference. Finished Length: 251/2 (26, 261/2, 271/2, 28)”. Garment shown measures 46″, modeled with 4″ ease.
Yarn: Berroco Vintage DK (50% acrylic, 40% wool, 10% nylon; 288 yd [266 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #2105 oats, 9 (9, 10, 11, 11) skeins.
Hook Size: F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Row counter (optional); stitch markers (m); yarn needle.
Gauge: 20 sts and 21 rows = 4″ in back bar stitch pattern.


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