I am the youngest of seven children and each year for Christmas I knit one of my siblings a gift. I’ve learned it’s best to get their input on the pattern and color. I’ve gone a few rounds of showing ideas and have gained some clarity on what my sister wants.
structured not flowy
set in sleeves (no raglan or in the round styles)
new request: v-neck, not square (she has some very firm style preferences! )
It’s been tough to find something she likes. Any ideas for me?
If you end up wanting to do a little personal designing, check out Ann Budd’s sweater books that are available in both bottom up and top down styles. She offers versions of cardis and jumpers with all styles of sleeves and necklines, with tables of the key counts and instructions for all youth and adult sizes, by gauge. One book, a gazillion sweaters!
This is beautiful. I just looked up the pattern on Ravelry, and I like your version much better than the ones shown there. Among other virtues, yours seems to have more body. Can you tell us the yarn you used?
I noticed the pattern is not sold separately on Ravelry. It’s from the designer’s book Essentially Feminine Knits: 25 Must-Have Chic Designs which you can find used online (for about the price of only one pattern).
I agree with @Novaskillsinc. Anyone who gets tired of looking through dozens of patterns for the one that has all the right features should have one of Ann Budd’s books.