A playful twist on a holiday sweater, Burning Embers features a statement bow closure over a modern, peek-a-boo cutout on the lower back. The festive, oversized bow is not only a striking detail, but serves an important function: a way to incorporate simple waist shaping to hug your natural waistline. This cropped sweater is designed to be close fitting, especially at the waist, so that the bow will stay taut against your back.
This pattern is part of the chapter Dressed to Impress—In Your Holiday Best; and while the other patterns in this chapter infer a celebratory theme in more ambiguous, subtle ways, this design undeniably captures the essence of the holiday season. This sweater was designed for parties, date night and anything in between. Once the holidays pass, camouflage it seamlessly into your everyday wardrobe by making one in your favorite color and wear it year-round.
Note on Yardage: Different colorways of Red Heart Soft have varying yardage. Make sure to check the yardage listed on the label of your desired colorway to ensure you have enough yarn before beginning.
Yardage listed here is based on the length provided for your size in the chart on page 5. If you would like a longer sweater than written for your size, additional yardage will be required.
Hook: Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, several locking stitch markers