Fifteen Love by Brittany Wilson

Fifteen Love

April 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1080 - 2430 yards (988 - 2222 m)
XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]. Finished Chest: 28[32, 35.75, 40, 44, 47.75, 51.75]
This pattern is available for free.

Fifteen Love has all the elements of a successful summer garment; a lightweight summery yarn, bright and cheery colors, and a fit that is both active and flirty. The design is reminiscent of a 1960’s tennis top or something that Gidget would wear while singing on the beach and dancing with surfers. The simple silhouette is timeless and changing the color palette will make it your own.

The sweater is worked top down, starting with the front, then stitches are picked up along the shoulders to work the back. The stripes are intarsia, but the pattern is simple enough that a chart isn’t needed.

The only challenging part is when you’re working with 5 strands of yarn at once. Pick a good movie, settle down in a comfy chair, and keep the cats and children away while you work through the challenging section. After that it’s smooth sailing.

XSS, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
(shown in size medium with 2 inches of negative ease)

Chest: 28.2532.25, 35.75, 40, 44, 47.75, 51.75 inches
Length: 19 19.5, 20.5, 21.5, 22.75, 23.25, 24 inches