Village Sweater Wrap by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Village Sweater Wrap

by Rosemary (Romi) Hill
March 2015
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch - blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2000 - 2260 yards (1829 - 2067 m)
petite/small, medium/large
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An incredibly versatile garment, this sweater - a bonus pattern in the Year 4 ebook - can be worn either with the garter lace side up, or the garter openwork side up to completely change the look and feel of your outfit. Worn with the lace side up, the sweater looks dressy; with the openwork variegated side up, the look is more casual. The openwork section can be folded into a shawl collar to provide a more tailored look. The long front gives a beautiful elongated line to the body, while the shortness of the back panel makes it almost impossible to sit on the back and stretch it out. This means the sweater will look as great after a whole day as it did in the morning when you put it on!

This sweater was on display at Stitches West, and looked great on everyone who tried it on, from petite to extra large people!

Pattern includes full written and charted instructions.

If you bought a kit at Stitches West 2015, please note the following errata:
In Middle Section C1 - work left front, Rows 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 should read repeat row 5.
Row 14, right before main Section 5 should read: Join all pieces together: knit across stitches of left front, CO 12 using backwards loop method, knit across back, CO 12 using backwards loop method, knit across right front - stitch counts are correct
Section 8, transition round should read: p2, p2tog 3 times, purl to 8 sts before marker, p2tog 3 times, p2, sl marker, p1, p2tog 3 times, knit to 8 sts before end of round marker, p2tog 3 times, p2 - stitch counts are correct
The repeat on Chart B has been corrected to include rows 5-12
sk2p tbl: sl 1 st knitwise, k2tog tbl, psso

Note: If you wish to buy the eBook app for iDevices, please do so before you buy the eBook subscription here! There is a code inside the app to purchase the pdf eBook for $5.

Purchase choices

If you want the PDF eBook file only as in past years (and you are not interested in purchasing the app), it is available here on Ravelry for $20. The single pattern PDF is available for $6.50.

If you are interested in purchasing the app: note that the patterns will all be included in the app and you do not need to purchase the Ravelry PDF separately if you do not wish. If you want the app plus the PDF in your Ravelry library, you should follow these steps:

  1. Buy the app from the Apple Store for $24.99.
  2. Download it to your device.
  3. Start the app and enter your name (they just use this to personalize the app; it isn’t shared back to them).
  4. On the main screen (where you see Romi and Jeanne’s Cowl) tap the “gear” icon in the upper right corner. Then tap the ‘Sync Options’ icon on the lower right hand side of the screen for the Ravelry Code.
  5. Take that Ravelry code and use it when buying the PDF on Ravelry to get the eBook PDF files in your Ravelry library for $5.

If you buy the PDF on Ravelry without the code you don’t get the discount. The code is IN the app.

About this pattern and the series:

It takes a village, and this sweater wrap is dedicated to my Ravelry group moderators and members, test knitters, tech editors, sample knitters, supporters, and friends who dye yarn, design apps, run Ravelry, knit with me, and all around make the fiber world such an amazing place to call home. Thank you all!

Village is a loose fitting cardigan that is more wrap than sweater. Worked in three gorgeous colors of yarn from my friends at A Verb for Keeping Warm, you can wear it two ways: with the lace edging on top, or the plainer garter edging on top. It’s chic and easy to wear with jeans or a more dressy outfit, and I love the fact that there is no sewing involved.

Welcome to year four of my subscription series! The idea for my first ebook subscription (year one: the pleiades) was born in 2010 while reading posts on Ravelry: people knitting 10 shawls in 2010. I decided to design and knit 10 shawls that year, and at the time I released my first subscription, I had 7 left to do. I reached my goal that year, and the next year I was back for more challenge. After that, I realized that I simply love doing these subscriptions. I won’t even pretend that there’s any other reason to do them! 7 is one of my favorite numbers, and so I am still doing 7 small (and not so small) shawls with 3 (my other favorite number!) accessories thrown in.

When we reached 5,000 people, we had a little contest in my Ravelry forum, and so the Year 4 shawls are named after 7 winners, and the accessories are named after…well, you’ll see! I am so looking forward to getting to know the winners a little bit more and coming up with the perfect design for each of them!

The patterns for this eBook will be delivered to subscribers within a subscription period ending March 30, 2015. There is no specific delivery time for each pattern. Patterns will have charts and written instructions, and you will be able to make them out of one skein of sock yarn or an amount of sock yarn comparable to that needed for a pair of socks. Some will be two colors, and maybe even three! But you won’t need more than one skein of any color. There will be a few little extras sprinkled throughout and all patterns will be available to purchase separately!

The App

As in the past 3 years of subscriptions, the patterns will be sold as an eBook here on Ravelry with the PDF files delivered throughout the year as I release them. But this year, we have an exciting new way to knit the 7 Small Shawls!

Sally slyknits (of knitCompanion fame) and I have teamed up to bring you a Romi App for i-Devices!! Please note that you will still be able to purchase the eBook here exactly as in years past if you do not wish to use the new app.

The Y4 app is a separate stand alone app from knitCompanion. Since this is a living app, patterns will be added all year as I release each new offering in the Y4 series.

Please note, you do not need to purchase the regular knitCompanion app in order to purchase and take full advantage of Romi’s 7 Small Shawls app and all its capabilities. It is a stand-alone app, and won’t affect or interact with your regular knitCompanion app at all.

  • All patterns will use the knitCompanion capabilities so you never need to lose your spot, and patterns are easy to follow.

  • Patterns will be set up and ready to knit, with options like charts, sizes, etc (as appropriate). No setup work on your part required!

  • Video by me (Romi), offered only through the app for special techniques required by each design. Video will be linked in the pattern right where it is needed. And is is indexed for easy access as well.

If you purchase the app you will get a Ravelry discount code so you can add the PDF to your Ravelry library for only $5 if you would like that as well. (Note, if you don’t want the app, you can always purchase just the PDF at its listed price).

Device Requirements

This app will only work on Apple i-Devices, it will not work on Apple Macs, Windows or Android phones, etc. Sally is working on a version of knitCompanion for Android, but it isn’t there yet. The app will work with any iDevice that is iOS 6 or later (i-Pad and i-Pad mini preferable so you can see the charts). The only i-Pad that can’t be upgraded to iOS 6 is the original iPad, aka iPad 1. You can see your iOS version on your iPad under Settings, Version.

Find out more here!

Note that purchasing the eBook represents a significant discount over purchasing each pattern separately. No refunds can be given for buying the patterns separately and then, at a later date, purchasing the complete eBook. If you have made a single pattern purchase in error and wished to purchase the book instead, please contact me within a week to resolve the issue. Thank you!