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New pattern release: Little Twigs

Little twigs sweater by Melody Hoffmann

Oh joy!

I can't even tell you how happy I am to release this little sweater. I purchased the yarn about two years ago when I had just started designing, with the aim to create a sweater with it someday. Well today's the day :D I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out.

I had first envisioned this sweater a while ago when I was still working on my lucky charm shawl. This year I really wanted to explore slipped stitches a little bit more, and I have really fell down a rabbit hole because I'm obsessed. They are so versatile and lovely to work on (both on the RS and the WS of the fabric). I love them.

Little twigs sweater by Melody Hoffmann

Little twigs in a yoke sweater worked from the bottom up. You start off by knitting the sleeves (though that's totally optional, I meant not to not knit the sleeves, but to start off with the sleeves!), and then cast on for the body. You simply knit in the round until you reach the underarm section. There's a couple of short rows there to elevate the back a little bit and make the yoke portion sit better on the shoulders. Then you attach the sleeves to the body by simply knitting a round. A few more short rows, and then the fun part begins. Just remember to loosen yup your tension, or go up a needle size if you're a really tight knitter otherwise the slipped stitches will be all crunched up.

Little twigs sweater by Melody Hoffmann

I have used once again one of my all time favourite yarn: De Rerum Natura Gilliat, which is a 100% woollen spun merino yarn. It is such a round and cosy yarn that blooms beautifully after blocking. It kind of reminds me of Brooklyn Tweed a little bit (I actually get the same gauge when I knit with Shelter, which could be a wonderful substitute if you cannot get your hands on that one) though it's much softer I would say.

Little twigs sweater by Melody Hoffmann

Little twigs is available in 5 different sizes ranging from  35.2 / 39.2 / 43.2 / 47.2 / 52.8 bust size, and it is intended to be worn with 2 to 4 inches of positive ease.

I have choosen the caramel colorway which had just came out when I purchased it! Since then they are released so many more wonderful colorways (my favourite one is the white pepper). Here's some lovely ones.

Yarn

4(4/5/6/6) balls of De Rerum Natura Gilliat 250m/100g OR approx. 1000/ 1000/ 1250/1500/ 1500m of worsted weight yarn

Needle

US 5 (3.75mm) / US7 (4.5mm)

Gauge

20sts and 30 rows = 10cm/4” in stockinette after blocking with the larger needle

Sizes

35.2 / 39.2 / 43.2 / 47.2 / 52.8 bust size (between +2 and +4” positive ease)

The pattern is now available on Ravelry! Don't forget to use the code LITTLETWIGS15 to receive  15% during checkout (valid though November 4th 2017 midnight Riga time)