It’s the perfect day for a new pattern- especially this one!
It’s cold, gross, and I’ve just about had it up to here* with this February weather.
It’s the perfect time for my most ridiculous sweater yet!
Introducing, the U-District Pullover!
Why is it ridiculous, you ask?
Well, it’s super oversized- meant to be worn with at least 6 inches of positive ease, but, really just about as much as you want. It’s made from super-soft, bulky merino and beautiful laceweight alpaca held double (color blocking!), so it knits up in about fifteen minutes (give or take) and is super cozy.
And, the sleeves! The sleeves might be the most ridiculous part. There’s zero shaping on the sleeves until you get to the cuffs, when you decrease all the way down, which leaves you with big, poofy, ridiculous (and ridiculously cozy) 80’s-style sleeves.
The pattern is beyond simple (perfect Movie Knitting), but the finished effect is super fun, if I say so myself.
Don’t get me wrong, this might be a ridiculous sweater, but dang if I don’t love it. It’s one of my more out-there designs and I gotta say I’m really pleased with how it turned out.
Oh! And by the way, it’s part of the “Better Together” collection from Knit Picks! I’m currently considering making myself a Riant Pullover or maybe a Continuation Blanket with some of my stash yarn.
Head on over to Knit Picks to pick up a copy of my U-District Pullover!
One for me, and at least two others for gifts next Christmas!