In those transitional months, a short-sleeved sweater is the perfect layering piece. It helps keep your core toasty, without overheating you. And for knitters, it is a great canvas for experimenting with colors and textures.
Seed stitch edgings and ribbed accents supply the texture.
It’s a simple knit, with no sewing together at the end, and no picking up stitches. Once it comes of your needles, you can pull it right over your head and wear it out and about with no extra fuss.
For those new to sweater knitting, this would be a nice place to start. The absence of sleeves simplifies the process quite a bit!
The project is geared towards motivated beginners. If you have these skills:
Long-tail and backwards loop cast-ons
Knit and Purl
Increasing and decreasing
then you can do this.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
800 yards worsted-weight wool or wool blend
One US #7 (4.5mm) 16” and one 24″ or 32″ circular needle
The sleeve bind-off and underarm cast-on process should be done over two separate rounds, not in one as written. This has been corrected in the pattern as of 2/23/14.