I have been heavily influenced by bohemian flair in sweater designs. Loose silhouette, movement, drape, contrasting bright color… Everything about the bohemian influence really agreed with my roots in California. Since we never really get winter here, I wanted to design something that is easy to wear even in our warmer winter season, that can be worn with mini skirts and boots or wide-legged jeans with heels. I love incorporating cables in my designs, especially the stitch patterns that you can commit to memory, which makes the knitting go quicker and more fun.
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Finished Size 34 (37.5, 40, 43.5, 47)” bust / chest circumference. Sweater sample shown in 37.5”.
Yarn Sweet Georgia Yarns, Trinity, 70% Merino Wool 20% cashmere 10% silk; 200yds/115g: Willow, 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.
Needles US Size 8 (5.0 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn); US Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” cir. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 16 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in St st.
The Designer: Ever since she was little, Jean Chung has been obsessed with making clothes. The idea of making something wearable out of strings and two sticks appealed to her more than anything. After few bumpy starts, the fiber arts obsession started around 2007 when she needed a creative outlet outside the schoolwork. She has been designing since 2011, and founded her business, Candy & Bagel, to share her love for handcrafted fashion with everyone. For questions about this pattern please contact Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org.