City Sweater Pattern Release & Creative Process

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

You can buy the pattern through my website by clicking the link below, or through Ravelry or Etsy. And to celebrate its release, you can enjoy 25% off the pattern from now until Sunday! Happy knitting!