After several months of work, Rain pattern is finally here! When I published finished sweater details back in September, I received so many wonderful words from you that inspired me to sit down and put my knitting notes/scribbles into order. Thank you for all the encouragement!
For me every single project starts with the yarn and it is important to me to showcase the aesthetics and the vision of the yarn company I am working with. I love We Are Knitters for their relaxed, fun and modern approach to knitwear. When I got my hands on the gorgeous Pima cotton skeins in Denim shade (you can read the full yarn review here – We Are Knitters. Pima Cotton.), I saw a simple sweater with just a tiny bit of texture that you can throw on on a lazy Sunday morning and stay in it all day long.
Rain is a seamless top-down compound raglan with the lines following your natural shoulder curve.
The elongated slip stitch pattern both on the main body and the sleeves adds the graphic element to the sweater basic stockinette stitch fabric.
Minimal shaping in the body will get you into relaxing zen knitting rhythm and the slip stitch pattern will keep you interesting throughout the project – is so satisfying to watch how these “stitch drops” are growing on your needles…
I would love to say huge “Thank you” to my wonderful test knitters for helping me to make the patter better and easier to follow! Can’t wait to see all their versions!
General Pattern Information
B O D Y S I Z E S:
- XS 29 – 30″ [73.5 – 76 cm]
- S 33″ [83.8 cm]
- M 36″ [91.5 cm]
- L 40″ [101.5 cm]
- XL 43″ [109 cm]
- XXL 46″ [116 cm]
- 3XL 49″ [124.5 cm]
F I N I S H E D M E A S U R E M E N T S:
Chest/Bust at Underarm: 33½ (36¾, 40, 44, 47¼, 49½, 52¾)” [85 (93.5, 101.5, 112, 120, 125.5, 134) cm]
Upper Arm circumference: 11 1/4 (12, 12 3/4, 13 1/2, 14 3/4, 16 1/2, 18)” [28.5 (30.5, 32.5, 34.25, 37.5, 42, 45.75) cm]
20 sts x 27 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch after blocking.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.
- US size 6 [4 mm] 31″ [80 cm] circular needle or size to obtain correct gauge.
- Optional – US size 6 [4 mm] double-pointed needles (set of 4) for the sleeves. You can use US size 6 [4 mm] 31″ [80 cm] circular needle to work the sleeves using the magic loop method.
- Spare circular needle.
- Stitch markers of different colors
- Cable needle
- Stitch holders or scrap yarn
- Tapestry needle
List of techniques used:
- Elongated slip stitches (written explanation, charts and instructions are provided)
- I-cord bind off and neckline trim (the links to the tutorials provided)
Rain Sweater Pattern is available for $7.00
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