There are FAR better yarns to choose from KnitPicks these days for this sweater! I would recommend a lighter blend like Comfy perhaps. Just a thought.
A note about gauge for this pattern. The amount of negative ease for this pattern makes obtaining gauge difficult. This is both good and bad. It helps because it makes it easier to produce a garment that will fit (room for error and all that). It’s bad because it is difficult to tell whether you are getting a size you want until you’ve knit quite a bit of it.
My advice is to go down a size from where you would normally be. Also a significant gauge swatch is helpful with this pattern.
Sizes: pattern for XS to 2X
XS S, M, L, 1X, 2X
To fit chest circumference: 29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49 inches
It is not easy being a knitter during the winter when you live in the desert. “Sweater envy” doesn’t begin to cover the torture. The hats, the mittens, the afghans – can a sister get some snow?
While I was on my yearly sojourn to Yosemite this year, I began to envision a short-sleeve fitted sweater that could easily be worn year round in most climates. Success!
The garments I usually knit must fit two criteria: can I wear it in the desert, and do I have to do much seaming? I am not really a lazy knitter, as I will knit something that is fairly complicated, all in the name of minimal finishing. This pattern is fairly simple, super practical and a really quick knit!
Knit in the round in a cable rib to the split for the collar. From there, it is knit flat, working all parts at the same time. It is a shawl-collard, short sleeve sweater, but can easily be converted to a long sleeve garment. This sweater is fitted and comfortable.