My knitting rampage continues with marled yarns (again) and these boxy boyfriend sweaters. I’m always super nervous to knit sweaters because 1) time 2) $$$$ 3) risk of looking like a frumpy handmade gift from your Aunt Linda. That’s why I’m doing some super research to determine what makes the difference between a beautiful product vs a gross blob. Here’s where I’m focusing:
Use great yarn, only the best. Can be plain but high quality
Sweater style — I’m going for a straight crew neck pullover, with either a saddled shoulder (top middle photo) or raglan sleeve (top right photo)
Add an interesting detail // marled yarn (all of the above), contrasting shoulder color (top middle photo), minimal pattern (top left)
And here are the knit sweater patterns that I’ve tracked down, and hopefully one of them will turn out to be not awful!
Mix No. 1: Crew neck pull-over. Basic, straight bodice. I would shorten the sleeves. $8 pattern
Stonehaven: Basic saddle shoulder sweater. I would omit the garter details on the front “pocket.” $6 pattern