Happy New Year!! 2015 was a huge year for me - truly life-changing! I owe so much of that to all of you! Thank you for your amazing support with all of my patterns, from your likes and favorites on Instagram & Ravelry, to your purchases and amazingly kind emails and messages. From the bottom of my heart - my dream wouldn't be coming true if it weren't for all of you!
That being said, I can think of no better way to celebrate than with kicking off 2016 with my first ever sweater pattern release - White Pine! This pattern was a long time in the making. I began sketching for it last spring, and my testers finished up with it at the end of November! I hope you will love it as much as I do!
I wanted a classic pullover sweater, that was easy to knit, while still remaining interesting! Simple enough for most intermediate beginners, White Pine is knit from the top down, completely seamlessly, while relying on the texture of the body to do all of your shaping for you! The growing garter stripes at the sides of the body not only create the dramatic slimming lines, they also gently shape the sweater into an incredibly flattering subtle A-line shape.
The set-in sleeves are also knit from the top down, utilizing short rows so that you don't have to fight with sewing in your sleeve caps! I really love this technique, and I hope you have have as much fun learning it as I did! Faux seams running up the center front and back give the sweater that touch of timeless style that you can dress up or down. Knit up in your favorite worsted weight yarn, White Pine will fly off your needles!
My beautiful Naturally Straight Forward partner, Annie Rowden (byAnnieClaire), knit up the most stunning gradient shawl to complete our first release of the New Year! This woman has got a way with naturally dyed yarns! I love the texture and all of the color possibilities that are waiting for this bias shaped shawl!