Colum - Man's Ribbed Sweater
An easy-to-wear sweater that moulds itself to the body.
The relaxed round neck makes this a sweater that is easy to slip on and off.
Worked in 2x2 rib on 7 (4.5mm) needles and using aran-weight or heavy worsted yarn, the sweater grows quickly, and the rib stitch creates plenty of elasticity, which will result in a good fit.
Two inches of negative ease are included in each size (for example, the finished 38" sweater actually measures 36" across the chest). For more extreme negative ease, you can work one size smaller, and get 4" negative ease, for a very body-defining look.
This sweater is worked flat, in pieces, and seamed. This construction method gives a good fit around the shoulders and armholes, and results in a stable garment, without biasing.