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When the editor I work with at Tuts+ mentioned that they’d like me to write a sweater pattern for them, I was pretty excited about it because I had been wanting to have a resource to show people who were having a hard time visualizing how my favorite seamless construction comes together. It felt like it might be out of place on this blog because most of you are fairly skilled crafters, but Tuts+’s beginner-friendly, step-by-step photo format was perfect for it!

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A Cropped Sweater for Winter is a simple, seamless, cropped pullover with some stranded colorwork details. If it looks a little familiar, that’s because it was inspired by the sweater I knit myself last Christmas. I had a few requests for a pattern for that sweater, but I had been experimenting with a different seamless construction on that sweater, and I didn’t love the results. I didn’t want to knit the same sweater again, but I liked the overall look so I came up with something similar for this pattern. Instead of triangles, I decided to use scallops because I can’t resist them, and I went with 3/4 length sleeves and a deeper neckline. It’s perfect for layering over summer dresses to get some extra wear out of them in colder weather. The pattern is free on Tuts+, and you can add it to your Ravelry queue here.

And on an unrelated note, Untangling Knots on Facebook is finally going to happen. You can follow me there!

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