Tuesday 5 September 2017

New design: Apple Leaves Sweater

Today I get to share with you a beautiful new design I was working on earlier in the year and is now available for you to knit, the Apple Leaves Sweater, which can be found exclusively in the October 2017 issue of I Like Knitting magazine.*

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I adore autumn, especially watching the leaves change colour and fall from the trees to form a thick carpet that is so much fun to crunch through. The Apple Leaves Sweater picks up the leaf motif in the form of a central lace panel that runs down the jumper; the jumper is fully reversible, so can be worn with the lace panel at the back (as modelled) or the front.

The jumper is knitted from the top-down in the round, with a placket running along one of the raglan increase lines to allow the neckline to be opened up, making it easy to get the jumper over a baby's head. I used my favourite wooden apple buttons to close the placket, making a feature of the detail. If you wish to make the placket less visible, you could use buttons that blend in with the yarn you choose to knit the jumper in.

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The Apple Leaves Sweater is written in five sizes 3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months, to fit chest sizes 16–20 in (40.5–50.5 cm), with 3 inches (7.5 cm) of positive ease for a relaxed fit.

The sweater is knitted in Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK (100% extra fine merino; shade 0449, Botanist)**, a lovely soft wool that has excellent stitch definition and wonderful colour intensity.

Fancy adding the pattern to your Ravelry queue? The pattern page can be found here.

*I Like Knitting magazine is available electronically, and can be purchased on a subscription basis or as an individual issue. All links to I Like Knitting in this post are affiliate links.
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