A lightweight, more poised version of the Sugarplum Off-the-Shoulder Yoke (found here), Amber Magic is crocheted with an identical construction using a luxurious fingering weight yarn. Demonstrating how yarn choice can totally transform a design, I wanted to include both a bulky weight and fingering weight version of this sweater in the book, each one producing a completely unique fabric to mix with different outfits, suitable for different occasions. This delicate, airy version offers an entirely different drape and sophistication despite sharing an identical construction.
Equally playful and poised, this off-the-shoulder piece was designed with a stretch-less neckline so you can wear it with confidence knowing it won’t slip off your shoulders. Keep it centered to expose both shoulders or shift it off one shoulder to flaunt a tasteful, slouchy look. The three-quarter-length sleeves are fitted in the upper arm and transition to a more relaxed fit. I recommend wearing this sweater on its own with a strapless bra or wear this piece over a tank top or dress for a peek-a-boo, layered effect.
Note: Yardage is for a slightly cropped sweater and three-quarter-length sleeves as shown in the sample and the sizing chart. Additional yardage will be needed if you would like a full-length sweater or longer sleeves.
Substitute Gloss Fingering with any similar fingering weight, category #1 yarn that matches gauge. Any fiber should work out fine, just be mindful of how much your chosen fiber grows upon blocking or washing.
Yarn Note: This design is comprised of center single crochet stitches throughout, encouraging you to get creative with your yarn choices. Simple stitches like this are great opportunities to use any special, unique yarns you may have on hand that you want to show off without getting lost in a distracting stitch pattern. Speckled, variegated, self-striping and hand-dyed yarns pair best with a blank canvas of simple stitches to really let the yarn shine.
Hook: Size U.S. G/6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge Note: 4 mm hooks are sometimes labeled as F/5, and sometimes G/6.
Notions: Tapestry needle, five locking stitch markers