Oversized Coney Island Sweater

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been having a wonderful weekend. I just completed a sweater using this pattern that I showed in progress on my Instagramtopview.jpg

For this project, I’ve used Lion Brand Wool-Ease thick & Quick, Coney Island. I absolutely love the colors in this yarn. I have never been to Coney Island before, but after looking up pictures, I can see why it is the name of this colorway. My only complaint is that it sheds as you knit with it and I got little bits all over the black pants I was wearing. This seemed to improve after I washed the completed sweater. I used about 8 skeins for this project. I didn’t have 9mm circular knitting needles, so I used 10mm instead. So the body of this ended up being the size of one of my boyfriend’s XL sweatshirts to give you an idea.

I followed the pattern in the link almost exactly, except since my sweater was so much thicker, I cast on 30 stitches for the sleeves instead of 34. Otherwise, I increased by 2 stitches every 10 rows. However, I did end up getting sleeves that were too long, so you may want to try 5-10 fewer rows then the pattern specifies.

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It was so nice to finally finish a sweater! This was my third attempt. I am thinking about making another project in the Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Hudson Bay which I have a skein of and love.


I hope that everyone has a wonderful week and I hope you feel inspired to make a loved one something for Christmas! Thanks for reading.

– Hannah

6 thoughts on “Oversized Coney Island Sweater

  1. Good for you! Congratulations! I have been knitting an Einstein coat for the past year and a half. It is nothing but garter stitch and is making me crazy! Just ripped out the second sleeve for the second time, can’t get them the same size. Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhh!!


    1. Oh no! Mine are the same length, but the sweater tends to lean to one side for some reason and one of the sleeves seems really long.


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