|This is a different dress than the original inspiration, but the color matched the Knit Picks collection better, so I went with this one for the photos.|
I ordered the yarn and had begun sketching what I wanted the sweater to look like when I got an email calling for pattern designs for an upcoming Knit Picks collection. After reading through the guidelines and descriptions of the collection, I realized that my sweater would fit nicely.
|A close up of the lace pattern.|
And so I did some gauge swatches and some math and got started. I wrote the pattern as I went and figured out all of the increases and decreases. With a bit of trial and error I finished my first version of the sweater. There are a few things that I want to tweak on the pattern to make it fit a bit better, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!
|The front of the sweater.|
I now have a wonderful sweater that I can pair with several of my sundresses and I have submitted my pattern proposal to Knit Picks for consideration! If it is accepted I will have a bit more work to do editing the pattern and making different sizes, a perfect summer project. I can hardly wait till the end of the month when they make the decision about what pieces they will include in the collection. For now I'll just enjoy wearing the first sweater that I've ever designed!