Adult oversized knit sweater pattern with bobbles

A set of oversized knit sweaters - for a kid and for an adult

Oversized knit sweater pattern for adults with bobbles

I’ve recently put my hands on knitting an oversized knit sweater for kids and was extremely happy with its outcome, so I decided to engage in a bigger project, and today present you an oversized knitting sweater pattern for adults. Adult sweater makes an awesomely-looking pair to the kid’s version and will definitely make some of your friends jealous for having a set of these knit sweaters. For knitting an adult version of the oversized sweater I used the same knitting technique, just scaled it to fit a grown-up person. Now is the time to make your hands dirty by making a set of handmade knit sweaters to fight back winter winds, and stay warm during the entire season.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular or straight needles in size US 10 (6 mm) 32”  for main part and circular needles in the same size 16” for neck;

<> Alpacana Lanoso Yarn: 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25%. White color: 100 grams -130 m per skein – about 10 balls.

Finished measurements of oversized knit sweater for adults:

 Length – 66 cm (26") from the underarm. 

Gauge: 14 stitches = 4 inches

24 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

Note for knitters:

<> Each Row has a selvage stitches.

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

dec – decrease

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

bbl - bobble           

k5tog – knit five together (use hook to help yourself)

inc – increase. Yarn over method:

oversized knit sweater pattern: how to increase instructions - step#1

oversized knit sweater pattern: how to increase instructions - step#2

How to knit a bobble stitch:

In the same stitch – knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1 and then drop the stitch from your left needle. 

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Body of the oversized knit sweater pattern for adults – Front part

Cast on 66 stitches.

Row 1: sel s, [k1, p1] – till the end of row, sel s.

Repeat Row 1 seven times or until piece measures 4.5-5 cm.

Continue working in garter stitch (knit all next rows) until the front piece measures 53 cm.

From the next row we start shaping a neckline. For the specified model the neckline is 20 cm wide and 7 cm deep. Current gauge of 28 stitches should be cast off over 19 rows. I start to cast off 4 stitches in the center. Then, in every second row 3 stitches, 2 stitches twice and 1 stitch 3 times.  Knit last 3 rows without decreasing. Check more clear pattern:

Row 1: sel s, k28, cast off next 8 stitches, k28, sel s, turn.

Row 2: sel s, k27, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

shaping a neckline of the oversized knit sweater for adults - step#1

shaping a neckline of the oversized knit sweater for adults - step#2

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Row 3: slip next 2 stitches to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, dec 1 (k1, pass first stitch on the right needle over knit stitch), dec1, k24, sel s. 

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Row 4: sel s, k24, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

Row 5: slip next 2 stitched to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, dec 1, k22, sel s.

Row 6: sel s, k22, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

Row 7: slip next 2 stitched to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, dec 1, k20, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, k20, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

Row 9: slip next 2 stitches to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, k19, sel s.

Row 10: sel s, k19, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

Row 11: slip next 2 stitches to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, k18, sel s.

Row 12: sel s, k18, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

Row 13: slip next 2 stitched to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, k17, sel s.

Row 14: sel s, k17, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

Row 15: slip next 2 stitched to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, k16, sel s.

Row 16: sel s, k16, sel s.

Rows 17-19: repeat Row 16. Bind off.

Turn, attach yarn and repeat the same steps for the right part starting from Row 3.

Body of the oversized knit sweater pattern – Back part

Knit the back part as a front one until the piece measures 53 cm plus knit 6 more rows. Neckline for the back part will not be as deep as for the front part.

Row 1: sel s, k21, cast off next 22 stitches, k21, sel s, turn.

Row 2: sel s, k20, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

Row 3: slip next 2 stitches to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, k19, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, k19, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

Row 5: slip next 2 stitches to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, k18, sel s.

Row 6: sel s, k18, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

Row 7: slip next 2 stitched to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, k17, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, k17, hold yarn in front, slip the last stitch, turn.

Row 9: slip next 2 stitched to the right needle, pass first slipped stitch over the second, k16, sel s.

Row 10: sel s, k16, sel s.

Rows 11-13: repeat Row 10. Bind off.

Repeat the same steps for the right part starting from Row 3.

shaping a neckline of the oversized knit sweater for adults - step#7

Sleeves of the oversized knit sweater pattern:

Cast on 31 stitches.

Row 1: sel s, [p2, k1, p2, bbl] – repeat 4 times, p2, k1, p2, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, k2, [p1, k9] – repeat 4 times, p1, k2, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, p2, [k1, p9] – repeat 4 times, k1, p2, sel s.

Row 4: repeat Row 2.

Row 5: repeat Row 3.

Row 6: repeat Row 2.

Row 7: sel s, p2, k1, p2, k5tog, [p2, bbl, p2, k5tog] – repeat 3 times, p2, k1, p2, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, k2, p1, k2, p1, [k9, p1] – repeat 3 times, k2, p1, k2, sel s.

Row 9: sel s, p2, k1, p2, k1, [p9, k1] – repeat 3 times, p2, k1, p2, sel s.

Row 10: repeat Row 8.

Row 11: repeat Row 9.

Row 12: repeat Row 8.

Row 13: sel s, p2, k1, [p2, bbl, p2, k5tog] – repeat 3 times, p2, bbl, p2, k1, p2, sel s.

Row 14: sel s, k2, p1, [k9, p1] – repeat 4 times, k2, sel s.

Row 15: sel s, p2, k1, [p9, k1] – repeat 4 times, p2, sel s.

Row 16: Repeat Row 14.

Row 17: Repeat Row 15.

Row 18: Repeat Row 14.

Row 19: sel s, [p2, bbl, p2, k5tog] – repeat 4 times, p2, bbl, p2, sel s.

Row 20: sel s, [k9, p1] – repeat 4 times, k9, sel s.

Row 21: sel s, p9, [k1, p9] – repeat 4 times, sel s.

Row 22: Repeat Row 20.

Row 23: Repeat Row 21.

Row 24: Repeat Row 20.

Row 25: sel s, [p2, k5tog, p2, bbl] – repeat 4 times, p2, k5tog, p2, sel s.

Row 26: sel s, k2, [p1, k9] – repeat 4 times, p1, k2, sel s.

Row 27: sel s, p2, [k1, p9] – repeat 4 times, k1, p2, sel s.

Row 28: Repeat Row 26.

Row 29: Repeat Row 27.

Row 30: Repeat Row 26.

Row 31: Repeat Row 19.

Repeat Rows 20-31.

Row 32: sel s, p1, inc, k8, p1, [k9, p1] – repeat 3 times, k8, inc, p1, sel s.

Row 33: sel s, [k1, p9] – repeat 5 times, k1, sel s.

Row 34: sel s, [p1, k9] – repeat 5 times, p1, sel s.

Row 35: Repeat Row 33.

Row 36: Repeat Row 34.

Row 37: sel s, k1, [p2, k5tog, p2, bbl] – repeat 4 times, p2, k5tog, p2, k1, sel s.

Row 38: sel s, inc, p1, k2, [p1, k9] – repeat 4 times, p1, k2, p1, inc, sel s.

Row 39: sel s, p1, k1, p2, [k1, p9] – repeat 4 times, k1, p2, k1, p1, sel s.

Row 40: sel s, k1, p1, k2, [p1, k9] – repeat 4 times, p1, k2, p1, k1, sel s.

Row 41: Repeat Row 39.

Row 42: Repeat Row 40.

Row 43: sel s, p1, k1, [p2, bbl, p2, k5tog] – repeat 4 times, p2, bbl, p2, k1, p1, sel s.

Row 44: sel s, inc, k1, [p1, k9] – repeat 5 times, p1, inc, k1, sel s.

Row 45: sel s, p2, [k1, p9] – repeat 5 times, k1, p2, sel s.

Row 46: sel s, k2, [p1, k9] – repeat 5 times, p1, k2, sel s.

Row 47: Repeat Row 45.

Row 48: Repeat Row 46.

Row 49: sel s, [p2, bbl, p2, k5tog] – repeat 5 times, p2, bbl, p2, sel s.

Row 50: sel s, inc, k9, [p1, k9] – repeat 5 times, inc, sel s.

Row 51: sel s, k1, [p9, k1] – repeat 6 times, sel s.

Row 52: sel s, [p1, k9] – repeat 6 times, p1, sel s.

Row 53: Repeat Row 51.

Row 54: Repeat Row 52.

Row 55: sel s, k1, [p2, k5tog, p2, bbl] – repeat 5 times, p2, k5tog, p2, k1, sel s.

Row 56: sel s, inc, p1, k2, [p1, k9] – repeat 5 times, p1, k2, p1, inc, sel s.

Row 57: sel s, p1, k1, p2, [k1, p9] – repeat 5 times, k1, p2, k1, p1, sel s.

Row 58: sel s, k1, p1, k2, [p1, k9] – repeat 5 times, p1, k1, p1, k1, sel s.

Row 59: Repeat Row 57.

Row 60: Repeat Row 58.

Row 61: sel s, p1, k1, [p2, bbl, p2, k5tog] – repeat 5 times, p2, bbl, p2, k1, p1, sel s.

Row 62: sel s, inc, k1, p1, [k9, p1] – repeat 6 times, k1, sel s.

Row 63: sel s, p2, [k1, p9] – repeat 6 times, k1, p2, sel s.

Row 64: sel s, k2, p1, [k9, p1] – repeat 6 times, k2, sel s.

Row 65: Repeat Row 63.

Row 66: Repeat Row 64.

Row 67: sel s, [p2, bbl, p2, k5tog] – repeat 6 times, p2, bbl, p2, sel s.

Row 68: sel s, inc, k9, [p1, k9] – repeat 6 times, inc, sel s.

Row 69: sel s, k1, [p9, k1] – repeat 7 times, sel s.

Row 70: sel s, [p1, k9] – repeat 7 times, p1, sel s.

Row 71: Repeat Row 69.

Row 72: Repeat Row 70.

Row 73: sel s, k1, [p2, k5tog, p2, bbl] – repeat 6 times, p2, k5tog, p2, k1, sel s.

Row 74: sel s, inc, p1, k2, [p1, k9] – repeat 6 times, p1, k2, p1, inc, sel s.

Row 75: sel s, p1, k1, p2, [k1, p9] – repeat 6 times, k1, p2, k1, p1, sel s.

Row 76: sel s, k1, p1, k2, [p1, k9] – repeat 6 times, p1, k2, p1, k1, sel s.

Row 77: Repeat Row 75.

Row 78: Repeat Row 76.

Row 79: sel s, p1, k1, [p2, bbl, p2, k5tog] – repeat 6 times, p2, bbl, p2, k1, p1, sel s.

Row 80: sel s, inc, k1, [p1, k9] – repeat 7 times, p1, k1, inc, sel s.

Row 81: sel s, p2, [k1, p9] – repeat 7 times, k1, p2, sel s.

Row 82: sel s, k2, [p1, k9] – repeat 7 times, p1, k2, sel s.

Row 83: Repeat Row 81.

Row 84: Repeat Row 82.

Row 85: sel s, p2, k1, [p2, k5tog, p2, bbl] – repeat 6 times, p2, k5tog, p2, k1, p2, sel s.

Bind Off.

knitting the sleeve of oversized knit sweater pattern for adults

knitting the sleeves of oversized knit sweater pattern for adults

Repeat the same steps for knitting for the second sleeve of oversized knit sweater pattern.

Knitting the neck edge of oversized knit sweater pattern:

Now join all seams together starting from the shoulders.

Knitting the neck edge of oversized knit sweater pattern - step #1

Knitting the neck edge of oversized knit sweater pattern - step #2

Knitting the neck edge of oversized knit sweater pattern - step #3

Using US size 8 (5cm) 16’’ circular needles, pick up stitches around the neck. Make sure it is an even number. Place marker and join to work in the round. 

Round 1-6: Rib k1, p1.

Bind off. Weave in ends.

Knitting the neck edge of oversized knit sweater pattern - step #4

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3 thoughts on “Adult oversized knit sweater pattern with bobbles

  1. Azzeddine Dia

    Hi I’m Azzeddine from Morocco, I found it a great, and warming with nice decoration and style, I wish to see it with mix colours..
    and thank you for sharing your experiences and your works..

    • editor

      Thank you Azzeddine.

  2. Coralyn Bell

    Nice sweater, thank you

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