Blank Canvas PDF
Blank Canvas from Ysolda is the perfect plain, simple sweater pattern great for those who are looking to knit their first sweater or more advanced knitters who want a literal blank canvas so they can try out customizing the fit. This sweater is designed in a wide range of sizes, is graded well so that it at least fits ‘standard’ figures, is in a flattering style, and lacks decorative design details that might make the design more interesting but complicate modifications.
Worked from the bottom up the body features darted waist shaping that hits a little higher than the natural waistline, which I find is more flattering to the majority of women. Three quarter length sleeves are simply a personal favourite, but could easily be lengthened if you don’t find yourself constantly pushing sleeves out of the way. Sleeves and body are joined and the yoke is worked seamlessly, with a pattern of decreases that creates something between a saddle shoulder and a classic raglan: a ‘raddle’ yoke, if you will. This yoke style follows the contours of the body more closely than a raglan, defining the shoulders in a way that those of you who dislike raglans are likely to find much more flattering. Following the varying decrease rates requires just a little more focus than a classic raglan but the advantages are worth the effort. Not only providing a more refined shape, this construction means that the yoke depth corresponds to the body, rather than being dictated by the construction method.
A basic, blank, canvas: simple and flattering as it is, but just a starting point in your hands.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: 30[32, 34, 36, 38, 40] (42, 44, 46, 48, 50) [52, 54, 56, 58, 60]" bust
Yarn Requirements: 790[840, 920, 950, 1040, 1070] (1140, 1190, 1250, 1320, 1370) [1400, 1480, 1540, 1610, 1660]yds DK weight yarn; shown in Alisha Goes Round Bevy of Swans DK (WEBS does not carry)
Needle(s): US size 5 (3.75mm) 24-32” circular needle & DPNs
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rnds = 4" / 10cm in stockinette in the rnd