Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sweater Weather

Drop Stitch Sweater, Drops Design Number 146-18

Well, it's not quite sweater weather in our neck of the woods yet, but we know that cold weather will roll around again, and we have the perfect sweater for it. 

We made this sweater at Nordic Mart from a Garnstudio pattern.  You can find the original pattern here. We made it a little differently than the original, and want to share our project with you! It's a drop stitch sweater made with some BIG needles and three super awesome yarns held together. The big needles make this project go fast, and it is a great project for beginners! This was the first sweater ever knit by the knitter.

Let me just lay out this yarn yumminess for you....


1 strand of super soft Merino Symphony


1 strand of comfy and warm Alpaca Boucle



1 strand of shiny Cotton Viscose

 Combine these three and you have a soft, elegant, luxurious, wonderful sweater!

We changed the colors of yarn used for this project.  As you can see, the pattern was made in a creamy off white color. We also changed the length a little bit. Instead of knitting the back piece to be a little bit longer than the front, we kept them both the same length, just out of personal preference. Never be afraid to alter a pattern a to fit your tastes!

While the creamy white colors look more summery and beach-ready, the dark steel grays in our version look more wintery and city-ready.
Check out the color card on our Webstore for
Symphony
Alpaca Boucle
and Cotton Viscose
and don't be afraid to show us what you come up with! We would love to see a cuddly cozy army of drop stitch sweater wearers in all different colors :)

BEWARE, you may never want to take this sweater off...
It is seriously the SOFTEST sweater you've probably ever felt.

Happy Knitting!
XO,