Swink! by Amy O'Neill Houck


July 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12.5 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (US), TBL
8.0 mm (L)
525 - 875 yards (480 - 800 m)
bust sizes 28 [30, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 50] inches
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This pattern is available for free.

Swink! was inspired by the Japanese fashion of layering loose pieces of varying lengths. I wanted to make a slightly unstructured sweater that was maybe even more of an accessory than a garment. You can throw it on over lots of things for a little warmth and it will spice up or change the look of an outfit. The name came about when I showed the sweater to my sweetie, and he said something like, “It’s just a wink of a sweater… it’s a Swink!“ Swink! is crocheted from the neck down using the neckline measurement as a starting point. The sleeve caps and length are crocheted to fit. Try it on as you go, or size it to match a sweater or top that looks great on you.

This pattern is in worksheet format—that means there’s no guessing about what size to make or how your Swink! will fit. Making Swink! just requires the same things you need for any garment—a swatch, and your measurements. After that, we walk you step-by-step through a few easy calculations that make this pattern zoom along and fit great. There are a few things you don’t have to worry about with Swink!: you’ll never count rows, and you don’t have to keep track of which size or measurements to follow because this pattern was written JUST FOR YOU.