Sometimes as a designer you come up with a stitch pattern which works! And you can use it in many ways.
That is what happened with the one I have used for this sweater. I came up with it many years ago, and over the years have knitted many sweaters and tunic and jackets using it. Long and short, in aran and DK yarn. With ribbed edges, with garter stitch, with crew necks, polo necks, split collars, cowl collars…
But finally I have written it up so that others can understand it! I have used a ColourMart DK yarn, a wonderful tweedy one. It is a 2/7 DK weight, 50% merino, 30% silk, 10% alpaca, 10% cashmere, and I used the Fuschia mix – about half way down. (And no, I haven’t spelled that wrong – that is what it is called!!) It is a lovely yarn to work with – not cashmere soft, but it feels good and is definitely a next-to-the-skin yarn. It gives the impression of being hard wearing too.
I decided for the published pattern to use garter stitch edgings, and to write it up as a cropped style (very now!), but you can make it any length.
It would be easy to change the edgings to k1, p1 or k2, p2 ribbing, and to change the collar. Similarly you could remove the pocket, or make two – the possibilities are endless!
It is also a style which suits a huge variety of shapes and sizes. The largest I have knit this in was a 60” bust, and the lady looked gorgeous in it – hers was a deep denim blue….
The ColourMart yarn I used didn’t change when it was washed, and it was a standard thickness. So it will work with many different DK yarns.