This style of sweater is called a “cold-shoulder” sweater for obvious reasons, and the tastefully exposed shoulders lend a modern, edgy look. The wide, feminine sleeves land just before the wrist and become more tapered as you move up the arm, artfully drawing your eyes up to the cheeky, exposed shoulder. This design experiments with negative space, accentuating the exposed area where the sweater doesn’t exist.
The height of the front and back necklines can be adjusted to suit your exact taste—whether you prefer a high neck or low neck. Can’t choose? Make both! This sweater is reversible, so you can work the front and back to different heights and wear either side as the front for two distinct looks. Garnet Bay can be a charming holiday sweater, a breezy summer top, or omit the sleeves completely for a cute tank top.
Yarn: Sport—Premier Cotton Fair in Succulent
- 52% cotton, 48% acrylic
- 317 yds [290 m] per 3.5-oz [100-g] ball
- Find this yarn on premieryarns.com or visit yarnsub.com to find comparable substitutes.
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Substitute Premier Cotton Fair with any similar sport weight, category #2 yarn that matches gauge. You do not necessarily have to use a cotton yarn for this pattern to work; most fibers will produce a beautiful sweater.
Yardage: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) (7, 8, 8, 9) balls or 1450 (1600, 1700, 1900, 2025) (2150, 2325, 2425, 2575) yds [1326 (1464, 1555, 1738, 1852) (1966, 2126, 2218, 2355) m]
Hook: Size U.S. E/4 (3.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, locking stitch markers
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