|After I saw Knitty's cheesylove sweater, I loved it. I looked again, and realized the pattern was all wrong for my body shape. I still loved it. What would I do? I decided I was going to make it, using DK weight yarn I got online for no other reason than it was a bargain. Thus, icylove was born.
This sweater has given me nothing but trouble. Originally I made it with a K2P2 rib, and then decided to smooth it out by using stockinette. The hearts were never placed where I wanted the, and I always got the v-neck off center. Still, I perservered, and thankfully, cotton forgives.
If you have my measurements and want to try, please, be my guest. This is a fun, light shirt, good for warm spring and fall weather. Hope you like it! And if you do and you look as fabulous as me, email me a picture of your fabulous self.
Size: Large (42"-37"-42")
Requirements: 1 size 4 30" circular needles
1 size 6 30" circular needles (OR size needed for gauge)
1 tapestry needle
8 skeins Patons Cotton DK in sky blue (Main Color)
1 skein Jaeger Aqua DK in pink (Complimentary Color)
1 tapestry needle
Gauge: 22 stitches and 28 rows = 4"
CHECK YOUR GAUGE!
Work the 12 Fair Isle pattern rounds. Work in straight stockinette until piece reaches approximately 13." 6 stitches before the beginning of the row, BO 12 stitches. Knit until 6 stitches before the second marker and BO 12 stitches (204 stitches or 102 per side).
**Purl across back of the work. K1, ssk, knit until 3 stitches from the end of work, k2tog, k1. Repeat from ** 9 more times (82 stitches). Work even for 1.5".
Shoulder Shaping: BO 5 stitches, k 15. Place middle 42 stitches on holder, use new yarn, k 20. BO 5 stitches, purl 15. With other yarn, purl 15. BO 5 stitches at the beginning of each row until no stitches remain. Cut yarns.