Whimsy by Kate Oates


August 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 1675 yards (640 - 1532 m)
30.5 (34.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5){50.5, 54.5, 59.5}(63.5, 68.5, 72.5)"
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My very first Capsule Collection is here! Whimsy is one of three tops meant to work with each other and so much more. Read on for more and check out the entire collection.

Cropped sweaters done right are everything. They can accent your favorite dress or pair with a blouse or tank (Allure! Moxie!). Whimsy features side openings with braided closures, top-down set-in just-the-right-puff seamless sleeves and ribbing à la Moxie. That deep u-neck is perfect for showing off whatever you’ve got underneath that day. In fact, some of the images here show it layered over my Allure cami, I just love the little peeks! And if I still haven’t convinced to you to try a crop, just keep knitting to whatever length brings you the most joy. Sweater is shown in Size 3 with 3”/7.5 cm at Upper Bust. Pattern is written for intermediate level knitters ready to tackle this construction method; video tutorials are also available to help you knit this style with ease. I love my Whimsy test knitters; they have sure helped to make this sweater pattern excellent. Check my gals out!

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I have a variety of free tutorials on my website and several are great resources for this particular project:
Top-down, Seamless Set-in Sleeve Set-up Round
Separating Sleeves from Body
Calculate your perfect sleeve length by incorporating the patterned yoke depth & ease
Calculating extra yardage if you plan to modify the length

1 (2, 3, 4, 5){6, 7, 8}(9, 10, 11)
30.5 (34.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5){50.5, 54.5, 59.5}(63.5, 68.5, 72.5)“
77.5 (87.5, 98, 108, 118){128.5, 138.5, 151}(161.5, 174, 184) cm
Sizes 6 (4 mm) & 8 (5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles and longer length suitable for finished chest circular needles, crochet hook suitable for provisional CO, Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn for provisional CO
16 sts and 28 rows per 4”/10 cm in stockinette on larger needles
Heavy Worsted
700 (800, 900, 1000, 1100){1200, 1275, 1350}(1450, 1550, 1675) yards
640 (730, 820, 910, 1010){1100, 1170, 1230}(1330, 1420, 1530) meters
Julie Asselin Journey Worsted 4 (4, 5, 5, 6){6, 7, 7}(8, 8, 9) skeins in Alpin

Sizing Note: For sweaters that feature my topdown, set-in seamless sleeve construction, use your Upper Bust measurement instead of the typical Full Bust. Choose the size that is just larger than your Upper Bust measurement for the best fit or even up to 1”/2.5 cm smaller.

Whimsy is part of the 3-pattern Mood Collection. Be sure to check out the other two tops, Moxie & Allure, to make the most of your work. Each design plays well with others and was created with layering in mind, both within the collection itself and amongst your wardrobe. Mood is simultaneously current and timeless, featuring functional detailing for excellent fit and irresistible aesthetic detailing for individuality.