Knit My First Big Comfy Sweater with Marly Bird

The My First Big Comfy Sweater is a great first sweater pattern for beginner knitters. You can make this fantastic sweater for you or a loved one with only a few basic knitting skills. Watch the video tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to make this cozy sweater.

Background image of the Big Comfy Sweater knit in light grey yarn. Model in front of a red fence. Video Tutorial link on yellow block.

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My First Big Comfy Sweater:

This sweater is a FREE pattern on Red Heart’s website. Perfect for a beginner knitter with simple stitch patterns and the fact that it is worked from two identical t-shaped pieces. With no shaping, this is the perfect first garment to knit, so let me show you how to make it.

In the Video tutorial, you will learn garter stitch, stockinette stitch, seaming, ribbing, and two ways to work the long tail cast on.

Model wearing Big Comfy Tunic-length Sweater with 3/4 sleeves in Garter stitch, stockinette stitch body, and bottom rib with split hem. Video Tutorial link on yellow text block.

Comfy Sweater Materials:

You Don’t Knit? Try it in Crochet!

For those of you out there who don’t knit, or just like to crochet better, or maybe like the look of one over the other, there is a crochet version of the sweater. Sometimes, you will find an almost exact match for the crochet and knit versions of sweaters. In this case, the crochet version has a different stitch pattern, but the sweater’s fit is the same.

Try out the crochet version of the Big Comfy Sweater today.

Comfy Sweater Video Tutorial

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  1. Debbie says:

    Hi Marly,

    I’d like to make the Big Comfy Sweater, but having a hard time finding the recommended yarn, Red Heart Fashion Soft. Has it been discontinued? If so, can you recommend another comparable yarn?

    Thank you!

Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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