My objective with this design was to experiment with shaping to create a cute, stylish sweater that would flatter any type of body. Biscotti is the result. Fitted through the bust and flowing in the bodice, this is a shapely sweater for virtually any figure. Short rows are used to make darts in front and there are contours on the front and back, creating a fluid and flattering drape.
Biscotti is a basic shell that you can dress up or down. Wear it alone or accessorized, with skirts or slacks or jeans. Its eye-catching shape and beautiful drape makes it look good with just about anything. Biscotti is a design that you can knit again and again using different yarns and always end up with a great fit.
This sweater uses a simple reverse stockinette stitch for enhanced texture, particularly when using a more rustic yarn, such as in the sweater shown here. Edged in twin rib, the front, back and sleeves are knit separately from the bottom-up and seamed. Finally, the neckline is worked in the round.
The front is worked first with short-row darts to add shape and drape. The back (longer than the front) and sleeves are worked separately. Pieces are blocked and joined, then the neck edging is picked up and worked in the round.
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in St st with smaller needles. Take time to check gauge.
Lori Versaci is the designer behind VERSACIKNITS. Interested in the use and mixture of texture, shape and finishing details, Lori has introduced classic garments with a fashion twist since 2009. Lori ...
Lori Versaci is the designer behind VERSACIKNITS. Interested in the use and mixture of texture, shape and finishing details, Lori has introduced classic garments with a fashion twist since 2009. Lori works from studios in New Jersey and Maine, where she also enjoys yoga, sailing, her four children, three dogs and husband (not necessarily in that order). You can find out more about VERSACIKNITS on ravelry, twitter, facebook or at www.VERSACIKNITS.com.View all patterns by designer (32) »