A simple knitting pattern for a slouchy oversized jumper – perfect for beginner knitters and those with a little experience.



The simple, oversized jumper knitting pattern is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s simple, both in design and construction, and it’s oversized, but you can knit a size down if you like a slightly less slouchy fit.

It’s the perfect pattern for beginner knitters, and those with a little experience, to transition into making garments and pick up a few new skills.  You’ll knit the front, back and sleeves of the jumper separately and then sew them together. You’ll also pick up stitches around the neckline to create a neat collar to match the ribbing of the cuffs and hem.

This pattern is quite unusual, in that you use two different sizes of knitting needles rather than the pair you would usually use. The larger needle creates a looser stitch, while the smaller needle keeps things neat and prevents the jumper from stretching out. It’s an interesting technique, and it creates a really nice finished texture for the jumper.

Skills you’ll use when knitting this jumper include knit stitch, rib stitch, decreasing, picking up stitches and seaming.


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To knit this pattern you’ll need:

  • DK yarn (yardage/meterage below) – I used Stylecraft Special in Black
  • 1 x pair 4mm straight knitting needles
  • 1 x 8mm straight knitting needle
  • 1 x 4mm 40cm circular needle (optional)
  • 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Tapestry needle

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Bust Waist
A* 28-30 inches 23-24 inches
B 32-34 inches 25-27 inches
C 36-38 inches 28-30 inches
D 40-42 inches 32-34 inches
E 44-46 inches 36-38 inches
F* 48-50 inches 40-42 inches
G 52-54 inches 44-45 inches
H* 56-58 inches 45-47 inches
I 60-62 inches 49-51 inches

* I’ve not been able to find testers for these sizes. If you’d like to knit one of these sizes and would be willing to give me feedback, please email and I can send you the pattern free of charge.



Yards Meters
A 1330 1215
B 1470 1340
C 1625 1480
D 1800 1645
E 1990 1815
F 2190 2000
G 2380 2175
H 2560 2340
I 2695 2465



This jumper is knit flat in pieces and seamed together, with the option to knit the neckband either flat or in the round.


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