My first sweater pattern is officially live! I love this pattern because it finally - FINALLY - gave me a cardigan that I love! And with one simple pattern, you can also get a vest or a pullover & cropped length or tunic length. I hope that everyone can find their own special little garment in all of these options!
With all of the modification options, there are a few special (maybe a little advanced) techniques that you'll need. If you're doing the tunic length, the design includes inset pockets. Inset pockets are beautifully tailored, & a lot easier to do than you may think. Learn how to below:
In addition, if you choose to make a cardigan as opposed to a pullover, you'll want to steek down the middle. Steeking can certainly be intimidating - it's literally cutting your knitting, which obviously is not something people are normally keen to do to their precious handknits. But it's a lot simpler than it seems, & I personally think it's kind of exhilarating! Learn how to steek to turn your pullover into a cardigan below:
My goal in creating this design was to make a bulky sweater that was still cute, & didn't overwhelm the body. I personally think that to balance out the super bulk of this yarn, it's best to either make this pattern sleeveless or with a steeked opening (a cardigan or a vest). It also allows you to not become overheated with all this glorious wool. It's all about a balance!
Knit up in We are Knitters The Wool, this piece is about as soft as a cloud. I kept the cardigan for myself, but I've been knitting up a lot of the other options to sell at Union Handmade. If you want one of these for yourself & you live in Chicago, head on over to check out a few of these (& some more fun handknit pieces). If you don't live in Chicago, or you want to custom order your own, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.