This pattern was released in May and quickly climbed up the knitter social media charts. We asked our friend Kathy to make us a shop sample and it's now gracing the prom dress by our front door. We've got oodles of options to make this one for yourself and are here to tell you all about them. But first, don't think this layer is only for when you want to be super fancy! We'd prefer that you think of it as a fairly quick top down sweater on size 10 needles that can be dressed up or down, and as a project that is written for baby-to-adult size range, which the Tin Can Knits design team is known for. Family photos, anyone?!?
The pattern is written for two strands of fingering/lace weight yarn to be held together, allowing for all kinds of amazing combinations. We also have a fantastic new yarn for fall which we think would work really well by itself in this design. We'll start with suggestions for yarns held double.
Here's the yarn we used in sample - Perennial sock yarn from Kelbourne combined with Rowan's Kidsilk Haze (any of these blush-y shades would work!!)
And do any of these inspire you???
The photo below shows color options for Metal Tweed from Gedifra, which you would knit by itself for this pattern. There's a bit of shimmer in there, which didn't photograph well . . . For most sizes, the pattern would only require 3 balls, which means that the yarn cost would be about $40.
If you don't like the halo concept in our suggestions, there are other options. Come on in to see the sample for yourself and maybe decide to cast on. Thanks for reading along. Cheers to hand knit sweaters!