Throw all the rules out the window and throw all your wildest fiber dreams into this Loosey Goosey sweater. Grab your US 15 / 10mm needles and feed the fabric with your scrap yarns of different weights and fibers. The sweater is meant to fit with loads of positive ease and there are three sizing options. The body and sleeve lengths are customizable so you can make it cropped or turn it into a floor length Loosey Goosey gown. At 2.5 sts/inch this sweater will fly off the needles. Mix your lace weight weight mohair with worsted weight silk, stripe those fingering weight wool blends with drapey linen, and throw in some cashmere, alpaca, and possum while you’re at it! Be bold with vibrant contrasting colors or shop your stash for a version with different shades of one color. Color block it, stripe it, solidify it with colorful accents. This sweater is your fiber and color playground!
Sizes: Small Medium, Large
Finished Measurements: 48 54, 60” / 122 137, 152cm chest circumference. 20” / 51cm fitted neckline circumference (gray/cream version) or 31” / 79cm loose neckline circumference (pink neckline version). Measurements taken after blocking. This garment is designed to fit with lots of positive ease for a loosey goosey fit. Medium size samples are modeled on a 41” / 104cm chest circumference. Body and sleeve lengths are customizable.
Yarn: Lace to Worsted weight
I recommend playing with a variety of stash yarns and accompanying them with special fibers from your local yarn store. The thickest yarn weight I used was worsted weight. I also used fine lace weight yarns to achieve a delicate see-through effect. Try striping the thicker worsted weight yarns next to a fine and fuzzy mohair or alpaca yarn. For the smaller gauge hems and neckline, I used sturdier, crisper yarns like fingering weight wools. I combined all sorts of fibers like silk, wool, alpaca, mohair, linen, cashmere, and possum. Unusual fancy yarns from Habu would be ideal to mix with your other yarns. There are no rules for what yarn you can use. Unleash your imagination and have fun!
Yardage: Yardage will vary depending on the size and length you knit your Loosey Goosey sweater. Gather a wide variety of scrap yarns of different weights and fibers and enjoy the improvisational process of color play!
Needles: 40” US 15 / 10mm circular
40” US 4 / 3.5mm circular
Magic loop method is used for working sleeves and neckline in the rnd.
Notions: 1 stitch marker, 1 split ring marker, tapestry needle