Happy Friday! Today I can finally reveal you the project I have been working on for several months now. Since the very first knit sweater I was fascinated by the combination of knit and purl stitches and how this slightly different manipulation of the thread in your hands can create such a beautiful contrast. The idea for this design came when I was casually swatching with Daughter yarn in chocolate shade by YOTH yarns. I knew that this yarn will bloom best in a simple pattern, but I still wanted to add this touch of texture that I love so much in knitwear.
That is how the idea to “break” the sweater in two parts came – stockinette and reverse stockinette fabric. But I also didn’t want to divide the sweater with a straight plain line, it just didn’t “click” for me. And then I thought – why not to make the division random and hectic that will create a visual effect of a broken piece.
From there the knit was a breeze, well, almost – I ripped out the whole yoke when I realized that I don’t quiet like the way the line runs along the sweater. I designed the travelling line on the needles, trying different combinations of stitch shifting. And only when I was happy with the visual effect, I put it in the chart.
The rest of the sweater is pretty classic – relaxed body with the minimal shaping, simple 2×2 ribbing for cuffs and the hem, i-cord trim for the neckline.
I am really excited about this pattern and I can’t wait to show you the projects of my wonderful test knitters. The publication is on Monday – I hope I will see it on your needles this holiday season!
Have a wonderful weekend!