This was the first design I did in this series, and it was my love affair with this combination of Shetland bead lace, simple ribs, and O-Wool Worsted that inspired me to design more pieces and make an e-book. I found it to be the best kind of addictive knitting!
For the sweater, I set out to create a simple, loose silhouette, worn open with a bit of detail - the perfect sweater to throw on over anything. I used a little lace and a lot of stockinette, so it’s an easily modified shape and a quick, satisfying project. Saddle shoulders lend some nice shaping and stability to the loose silhouette, and the beautiful detail at the collar remains the focus. It turned out exactly as I wanted, and the knitting went so fast, I found I needed a little more – so I cast on for a shawl and then, the mitts and hat.
The sample was made with O-Wool Classic Worsted. Color shown, Lake Erie.
A suggested substitute yarn is shown below.