When I saw this pattern I instantly thought ... how perfect for a Summer Knit Along! Designed by Cheryl Kubuat of Tangled Hand Knits in Newburyport, this sweater becomes the perfect project for on-the-go summer knitting! Its a pieced sweater, so you can easily pop a sleeve-worth, or gusset-worth, or of yarn in your beach tote instead of carrying a whole sweater. Its simple, colorful and you can make it truly unique! I have put a selection of our Downeast worsted yarns together to help with color ideas. You can visit the shop and choose as well. The front and the back of the sweater can be different or the same. I have seen three examples of the finished piece in blue, brown, and a neutral rose shade. The arms and side gusset are done in stripes.
The pattern suggests a small/medium finished measurement as 38" and a medium/large as 43". After doing a little math, and measuring myself -being a bit of a curvy person who likes their sweater's a little loose fitting, the finished measurement for me would be 46" . Being more of an A-line sweater my total yarn needed is 8 skeins of Downeast. I'm choosing Chocolate Mocha as my front and Thunder as my back. Coordinating colors for my stripes will be Cherry, Green Apple and , Red Grape and Plum for my stripes and possibly Dark Green ... the possibilities are endless!
So if you would like to join us in the Summer Knit Along please choose your colors in our Downeast worsted weight yarns. I will have the pattern here for sale at the shop or you can email me.
I have put the colors above in a bundle for the XL size. You can also get it in the SM-LG size.
All orders for the KAL ship for $4! yay!
Be sure and join our Romney Ridge Facebook Group so we can help and encourage each other along the way!
We will begin the KAL on June 15th! Yarns will ship or can be picked up on June 1st! We will end the KAL on September 30th. A class/piecing party will be available at the shop in September to help you piece your sweater together should you need help. :) There are lots of wonderful top-down sweaters out there, but why not challenge yourself with a simple, fitted, easy to take along project as you bop around during the summer months! Please pre-order soon as all yarns will be freshly dyed for the KAL!