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I have been crafting since I was a little girl, partly because I don't like to just sit still and do nothing! I love the feeling of finishing a project, and I love the reaction when I give a special ...
I have been crafting since I was a little girl, partly because I don't like to just sit still and do nothing! I love the feeling of finishing a project, and I love the reaction when I give a special handmade gift to one of my children or a friend. There is something very special about making something that no one else has.
If you have tried out any of my patterns, the first thing you probably noticed is that they are EASY! Why? While I love a good challenge as much as the next girl, I also like to knit and crochet to unwind after a long stressful day at the office. I often (always) work on my projects while watching TV or a movie or while spending time with my three children who like to talk... sometimes at a very fast pace and all at once. :) An easy pattern is a requirement for me. I hate frogging or as I call it un-knitting. I've made it a bit of a mission to create patterns that look difficult and impressive but actually aren't. I really hope that you enjoy making them as much as I did.
I live in south Florida and I made this tunic sleeveless because I knew that if I made a heavy, thick sweater with sleeves I wouldn't get to wear it much. It just doesn't get very cold here, but when it does, this is the perfect sweater to ward off the chilly wind. If you prefer a sweater with sleeves, you could easily pick up stitches around the arm holes and add sleeves.
This design is nice because it has the decorative cable detail, but the rest of the sweater is just stockinette stitch and doesn't require much attention (or any counting) and I like a project that I can work on while watching a movie.
For size reference, my daughter (pictured) wears a 5/6 in juniors. I made this one for myself and I wear a women's size 12. Even on me, the fit is still very loose and relaxed.
13 stitches and 16 rows = 3 square inches
1024 yards of Worsted weight