Bernie sweater is a soft and stretchy sweater in rib. The sweater is worked bottom up. You first work the body in the round and then separated into front and back. The individual pieces are finished separately by working back and forth. Front and back are knit together at the shoulders and the stitches are cast off with a 3rd needle. The rib pattern hits the correct stitch at the shoulder and you get a neat transition. The Bernie sweater has buttons at the neckline for a nostalgic feel. You than work the button band in double face and is sewn to the sweater with mattress stitch. You then pick up stitches around the armhole openings for the sleeves, which are worked to your desired length. Sleeves are designed to be extra long and folded double.
Choose a size that is approx. 10 cm wider (positive ease) than your chest circumference. As the sweater is rather stretchy, it fits with a narrower or wider range of motion, depending on the desired result.
The pattern is available after payment. It comes as a PDF-file in the order confirmation via mail. You can also find it under “My Account” if you created a user. Remember to check your junk mail. Updates may occur; it is advisable to download and save the pattern.