Shoulder Season

Shanalines Designs

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Shoulder Season by Shanalines Designs | I’ve fallen in love with the versatility of a fingering weight sweater. A short-sleeved piece is especially great, as I can wear it on its own in warmer months and layer it over a fitted long-sleeved top in cooler months. I’ve combined some of my go-to simple stitch patterns in this design: the same 6-row knit and purl pattern from my Air Hugs Cowl and Air Hugs Wrap with my favorite squishy garter stitch, because I’m me! SHOULDER SEASON is a short-sleeved saddle-shoulder design featuring a pop color at the shoulders with a rhythmic texture and clean finishing details. Pair a fingering weight yarn with a fun accent color for a whimsical and wearable piece that can be styled and enjoyed throughout the year. Subtly different necklines in front and back allow for reversible styling. This size inclusive top is designed to fit with 4”-6” (10-15 cm) of positive ease. It also looks great with zero ease or up to 4” (10 cm) of negative ease. Schematic measurements reflect a design hitting at high hip. Adjust length to suit your personal preferences. Changes in length will impact yarn requirements.

Gauge: 24 stitches & 44 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in 4 rounds stockinette, 2 rounds reverse stockinette, after blocking

Finished Measurements:

32” (36”, 40”, 44”) 48”, 52”, 56” {60”, 64”, 68”} /
81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112) 122, 132, 142 {152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm
Refer to schematic for additional measurements.
87, (97, 110, 119.5) 132.5, 142, 155.5, 165, 178 cm

Materials Used: Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 463 yd / 423 m per 100 g, or similar fingering weight yarn.

Needle Size: 

  • US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle, min. length 32” or 40” / 80 or 100 cm, or size needed to get gauge
  • US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needle in preferred length for working neckline and sleeve trim, or 1 size smaller than your main needle

Pattern Includes: This size inclusive reversible design is a written pattern with photo tutorials and a schematic. The pattern also includes helpful video links.

Skill Level: advanced beginner

Other Details: techniques: Provisional cast-on, knit stitch, purl stitch, picking up stitches, increases and decreases, tubular bind-off.