|Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest ...
I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I am Goodstuff on Ravelry, and blog from time to time about knitting and life here: http://www.knitandtravelandsuch.blogspot.com/.
I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Knitpicks, Creative Knitting magazine, KNIT magazine (Yarn Forward), Yarn magazine, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, The Sanguine Gryphon, and Three Irish Girls Yarns.
Knitted in buttery-soft Merino wool yarn, this pattern uses simple stitches and a couple of pretty final flourishes to create a flattering sweater.
The sweater is knitted in the round, top down, with raglan shaping. The bottom edge has "stripes" of alternating stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch, forming 3-dimensional welts. An i-cord is used to gather up the welts into soft folds at each side and is tied in a bow. The i-cord is easily removed if not wanted. (This welted design feature helps disguise an imperfect tummy area.)
The body is knitted in a "broken rib" pattern. Its texture adds interest and its stretchiness ensures a smooth fit.
The neckline and sleeve edges are trimmed with a delicate picot edging, adding a touch of elegance to this pretty, easy-to-wear top.
**Note**: You can easily customize the sleeve length and total length to your taste.
**Pattern has been test-knitted and tech-edited, to give you a pleasurable knitting experience.**
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 in/10cm in broken rib stitch
1094 yards of DK weight