DETAILS The Weekender Crew is born of the wonderful requests receive from amazing knitters! Topping the list has always been an alternate neckline for those who aren’t comfortable in a boat neck, followed closely by a DK weight option, and something made in a warm-weather friendly yarn! But Andrea didn’t stop there, she also decided to bring the drop shoulder down the sleeves for an extra polished finish, and of course - pockets!
This sweater is worked from the bottom up, seamlessly, except for a small seam at the underarms. Starting with a split hem, the body is joined in the round and worked that way until the divide for the sleeves. The remainder is worked flat, and the shoulders are finished with an exposed seam created using the 3 needle bind off.
Intended to be worn with approx. 8 - 12” positive ease.
DK weight yarn as per pattern or Sport with modifications.
Before class make a stockinette swatch. Gauge per pattern is 21 sts & 33 rows = 4” after blocking
SUGGESTED NEEDLES Main Fabric: US 6/4 mm - 32” circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or Double Pointed Needles)
Ribbing: US 4/3.5 mm - 32” circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.
Plus a spare needle for the 3-needle bind off on the shoulders. (Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, going down two US sizes for the ribbing. If changing to sport weight, needles used are typically 1 size smaller than those suggested in pattern.)
TECHNIQUES you need to know OR need to learn:
*These will be offered separately with a fee as needed* Tubular Cast On (optional) Tubular Bind Off (optional) Short Rows Attaching Patch Pockets Picking up stitches 3-Needle Bind Off