Faux Fur Knit Sweater

Take your wardrobe to a new level of cozy with our faux fur sweater.

Skill Level | Easy
Available Sizes | XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for an ultra cozy, incredibly warm, handmade pullover, this is it. Our faux fur knit pullover is as soft as it looks and it’s surprisingly easy to knit.

With this project you’ll learn how basic shapes come together to create a pullover that’s fitted (to cut down on unwanted bulkiness) and comfortable enough to wear everyday. Don’t let the thought of fuzzy yarn hold you back. Although it has a very low stitch definition, it’s much easier to knit faux fur yarn than it is to crochet it. We kept the stitch pattern super simple – if you know the garter stitch, you’re good to go.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our faux fur knit pullover from start to finish.

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Recommended Supplies


  • Lion Brand Go For Faux Yarn (Colorway pictured: Blonde Elk)
  • XS: approx 430 yds; 7 skeins
  • S: approx 450 yds; 7 skeiins
  • M: approx 505 yds; 8 skeins
  • L: approx 520 yds; 9 skeins
  • XL: approx 570 yds; 9 skeins
  • 2XL: approx 585 yds; 10 skeins
  • 3XL: approx 640 yds; 10 skeins
  • 4XL: approx 685 yds; 11 skeins
  • 5XL: approx 775 yds; 13 skeins
  • US 13 Circular Knitting Needle, 24″ or longer
  • Yarn Needle
  • Lion Brand Color Made Easy Yarn (Colorway pictured: Birch)
  • XS: approx 172 yds
  • S: approx 175 yds
  • M: approx 180 yds
  • L: approx 182 yds
  • XL: approx 189 yds
  • 2XL: approx 193 yds
  • 3XL: approx 208 yds
  • 4XL: approx 211 yds
  • 5XL: approx 233 yds
  • US 7 Circular Knitting Needle, 24″ or longer
  • Stitch Marker

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pattern details

Abbreviations


  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • KFB Knit Front Back
  • P Purl
faux fur knit sweater
pattern notes

Additional Notes


To Fit Bust Measurement
  • XS: 28-30″
  • S: 32-34″
  • M:36-38″
  • L: 40-42″
  • XL: 44-46″
  • 2XL: 48-50″
  • 3XL: 52-54″
  • 4XL: 56-58″
  • 5XL: 60-62″
Gauge

Band:
17 sts x 19 rows = 4″
(1×1 ribbing)

Body Panels:
13.5 sts x 23 rows = 4″
(Garter Stitch)

This knit pullover is made up of two body panels, two sleeves, two body panel bands, to sleeve bands and a collar sewn together. The sleeve instructions are a little different for every size, so you’ll find it written out entirely for each size.

Additional Notes: Instructions for sizes are given as follows:

XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

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Written Instructions


Front & Back (Make 2)

With faux fur yarn and larger of the two needles, CO 47(48, 49, 50, 53, 54, 60, 61, 70).

Row 1: K all sts.

Repeat: Rep last row until panel measures 16.5(17, 17.5, 18, 19, 19.5, 22, 22.5, 26)” from cast on edge.

Bind Off: Work a standard knitting bind off.

Body Panel Bands (Make 2)

With Color Made Easy yarn and smaller of the two needles, CO 108(112, 114, 116, 122, 126, 140, 142, 162).

Rows 1-15: K1 P1.

Bind Off: Bind off in pattern.

Sleeve Bands (Make 2)

With Color Made Easy yarn and smaller of the two needles, CO 46(46, 48, 48, 50, 50, 52, 52, 58) sts.

Rows 1-15: K1 P1.

Bind Off: Bind off in pattern.

Sleeves (Make 2 in your size)

With faux fur yarn, CO 20(20, 21, 21, 21, 21, 22, 22, 25).

XS Only:

Rows 1-5: K all sts.

Row 6: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (22 sts)

Rows 7-15: K all sts.

Row 16: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (24 sts)

Sleeves, size S Only:

Rows 1-4: K all sts.

Row 5: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (22 sts)

Rows 6-12: K all sts.

Row 13: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (24 sts)

Sleeves, size M Only:

Rows 1-5: K all sts.

Row 6: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (23 sts)

Rows 7-13: K all sts.

Row 14: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (25 sts)

Sleeves, size L Only:

Rows 1-4: K all sts.

Row 5: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (23 sts)

Rows 6-11: K all sts.

Row 12: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (25 sts)

Sleeves, size XL Only:

Rows 1-4: K all sts.

Row 5: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (23 sts)

Rows 6-11: K all sts.

Row 12: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (25 sts)

Sleeves, size 2XL Only:

Rows 1-4: K all sts.

Row 5: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (23 sts)

Rows 6-10: K all sts.

Row 11: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (25 sts)

Sleeves, size 3XL Only:

Rows 1-3: K all sts.

Row 4: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (24 sts)

Rows 5-9: K all sts.

Row 10: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (26 sts)

Sleeves, size 4XL Only:

Rows 1-3: K all sts.

Row 4: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (24 sts)

Rows 5-9: K all sts.

Row 10: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (26 sts)

Sleeves, size 5XL Only:

Rows 1-3: K all sts.

Row 4: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (27 sts)

Rows 5-9: K all sts.

Row 10: KFB. K to last st. KFB. (29 sts)

Collar

With Color Made Easy yarn and smaller of the two needles, CO 96(96, 100, 100, 102, 102, 106, 108, 108) sts

Rows 1-7: K1 P1.

Bind Off: Bind off in pattern.

Assembly/Finishing

Step 1: Sew one body band to cast on or bind off edge of each the front and back panels.

Step 2: Lay body pieces on top of one another, right sides facing in with band along the bottom edge.

Step 2: Fold arms in half lengthwise. Align widest edge of arm piece with top edge of the body piece, one on each side.

Step 3: Sew along both edges of body pieces up to the arm pieces.

Step 4: Sew body piece to arm piece on both sides front and back.

Step 5: Fold two ends of collar inward and align at the center point. With a tape measure, identify the center point of the body panel and mark it with a stitch marker.

Step 6: Secure each side of the collar at the center point to the body panel.

Step 7: Sew shoulder seams on both sides.

Step 8: Sew collar to body. Weave in any remaining ends.


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