The Berry Patch Sweater is a child's sweater inspired by berry picking in the summer--though when you go berry picking with kids, not many berries make it home! It's made out of fingering yarn to be a lightweight sweater, and has a 'patch of berries' running down the shoulders and arms.
It is a modified drop shoulder construction that is knit from the bottom up. The main body is knit with seed stitch (or moss stitch if you're from the UK) and the saddle shoulder uses the blackberry stitch to create the 'berry' look.
This pattern is Intermediate in difficulty. Stitches include: bobbles, ktbl, k2tog, k3tog, p3tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl, ssk, and ssp. All techniques are explained in the pattern, except for picking up stitches.
Sizes: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10)
Actual Chest Measurement: 21 (23, 25, 26.5, 28) inches 53 (58.5, 63.5, 67, 71) cm
Finished Garment Chest Measurement: 22 (24, 26, 27.5, 29) inches 55.75 (61, 66, 69.75, 73.5) cm
- Pattern includes written instructions
- Intermediate in difficulty, all stitches are explained
- Measured in inches and centimeters
Materials you need at home:
- 960 [1180, 1360, 1550, 1750] yds /880 [1080, 1240, 1420, 1600] m
- 3mm circular needles; 16”/40 cm for the smaller sizes, 24”/60 cm for the larger sizes
- 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle, measuring tape, and waste yarn.
Golden Pine Creations
I first learned to knit to avoid homework, and now I knit and crochet to avoid housework :D
I first learned to knit so I could take a break from my college classes with something productive. I gradually improved and found I enjoyed designing my own patterns. Everything I design is something I would wear, or would have my children wear. I love simple and elegant designs, and I strive to make my patterns doable for those with little experience knitting or crocheting.