Today, the last day of January and the last day of this “blog post a day” schedule, I’m announcing a new sweater design – Sweater ONE. Sweater ONE is a very easy, basic, perfect first sweater for a new knitter. It is knit in worsted weight, in pieces and is sewn together. There is almost no shaping which makes the knitting even easier. There are ribbing patterns in strategic places to make the sweater less boxy and more modern.
The above is a part of the sleeve I’m knitting. The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Worsted. Andy is going to make a sample sweater in Cascade 220 Superwash in a size to fit himself. The pattern is written for 8 sizes from blocked sweater size 35, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60 inches (89, 97, 104, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152 cm).
As soon as the 2 sample sweaters are finished I will be searching for test knitters. I hope that I can find as many and as wonderful test knitters as I have for Mandy’s Heart. They have been so helpful! Since this sweater is designed for the first time sweater knitter, I’d love to find test knitters who have never knit a sweater before or only 1 sweater before. It’s not so easy for me to judge the difficulty of patterns since I’ve been knitting so long and have managed to knit from any kind of pattern you want to throw at me.
So, stay tuned for more information about Sweater ONE. I’m hoping to get test knitters working before April.