Texture and visual interest in knitting can be created by changing various elements or in this case directions. For this seamless sweater, I used wrist to wrist knitting to create horizontal cables that change pattern at an off center point on the chest and back. Then I knit the body in the round and added garter stitch accents to keep it interesting. To echo the body a funnel neck collar is knit in garter stitch. Finally, to make this piece infinitely customizable and fun to style, I used 3 different colors. The colorblocking and shape give this sweater a mod look that easily fits into a wardrobe today. What I loved most about knitting this piece is that the sleeves and chest/back are knit using fewer stitches than other sweater shapes meaning the sweater can be ‘knit on the go’ for a longer period of time.
The casual, easy to wear vibe comes from wearing the piece with 3″+ of ease as shown on the model. Or wear it with no ease for a tailored fit.
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Finished Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown in 40″ with 3” of positive ease.
Yarn Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123yds/50g: Dove (Color 1), 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) skeins; Wonderland (Color 2), 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins; Jade (Color 3), 3 (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable marker, row counter; tapestry needle.
Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10cm) in St st.
The Designer: I learned to knit as an adult about 10 years ago and I was immediately hooked. I love the creativity and care that goes into making something by hand. For me, designing knitwear is an opportunity to introduce knitters to pieces that are unique but practical and fashionable. I want my patterns to inspire knitters to make it their own. I’ve never been one to be idle so along with my designing, I teach middle school, have two elementary school aged sons and an awesome husband. My two cats basically care for themselves as cats are known to do. Find me on Ravelry as fattie and disturbingthefleece, Instagram as disturbingthefleece and Twitter as dtfdesigns. For questions about this pattern please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.