Will be available for Ravelry download on April 15, 2014.
Knitted in buttery-soft Merino wool yarn, this pattern uses simple stitches and a couple of pretty final flourishes to create a flattering jumper.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Bust: 32 (35, 38½, 41½, 45, 48.5, 52) in/ 81 (89, 98, 105, 114, 123, 132) cm.
The sample is size M.
950 (1025, 1150, 1300, 1450, 1550, 1700) yds / 900 (925, 1050, 1200, 1340, 1425, 1575) m sport wt or DK wt yarn. Wool, cotton, linen and blends of the above would work.
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.
Waist shaping adds a graceful look. The sleeves also feature the striped welts. 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. FYI, the top 2 pictures are the same garment, size M, one on a model, and one on the designer!
Pattern has been test-knitted and tech-edited, to give you a pleasurable knitting experience.