Sunday, June 5, 2011

Crazy Aunt Purl's Summer Sweater - Photos

Here is the sweater & a link to purchase the pattern:

This pattern is available for $5.50 USD

(Purchase is secure via PayPal)
This pattern includes two sets of instructions, one for top-down, seamless construction and the second for bottom-up, seamed construction - you choose which way you would like to knit this summer sweater.
Yarn Note: This sweater is worked in Sport or DK weight yarn at a looser gauge than the yarn calls for. This creates a nice and sheer fabric which is perfect for summer. Many different yarns can work for this sweater, but for best results use a yarn that has some silk, hemp, linen or acrylic with cotton.
Please feel free to join the Knit Along Group here on Ravelry:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
32 (36, 38, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” finished garment chest measurement
Linen/Cotton/ Cotton-Acrylic, Cotton-Silk, Bamboo-blends Sport or DK Weight Yarn – 700 (750; 800; 850; 900; 1,000; 1,100; 1,200) yards

Needle Size: U.S. 6 (4 mm) or needles to get gauge

Gauge: 16 sts/4"
Version #1: Top-Down Seamless Construction
This sweater is worked from the top down in seamless construction, with set-in sleeves that are knit onto the armhole edging.
Version #2: Traditional Bottom-up Seamed Construction
This construction follows the conventional construction of knitting the sweater’s back, then knitting the front and the two sleeves separately from the bottom up. Once all four pieces are knit, they are sewn together to make the sweater.
Neckline: The sweater looks cute with an unfinished neckline, however instructions are included how to knit a neckline ribbing finish.

Here are some photos of the finished sweater: 
 Keep in mind that I am using a “mannequin” that is a size S and I knit a XL, so the V-Neck looks a bit larger than it will look like in "real life". 

I left my sweater’s neckline unfinished. I am thinking about crocheting a slip stitch around the neckline because I like this look or I might just leave it unfinished.

Me wearing the sweater this morning:


  1. I'm not normally one for pullovers, but this looks great! Excellent job.

  2. What size needles is this knit on?

  3. GOR-GEOUS!! I just bought my pattern. Can't wait to make my very own amazing CAP Summer Sweater! Thanks again for all your hard work to make this happen. :)

  4. Gorgeous....just may have to knit this.. Thanks so much for including the larger sizes!!

  5. Love it - buying the pattern now! Thanks for doing this so quickly! I'm planning on using the Rowan Panama as I love the textured look of it. And maybe the Elann yarn on special for $22/10 too!

  6. Has anyone told you you are freaking amazing?! Seeing a sweater and 'POOF" coming up with a pattern for it?! Well done!

  7. Thanks for all the compliments! :)

    We have a ravelry group now for a knit along. Please come and join us. The group is called: Crazy Aunt Purl's Summer Sweater KAL

  8. Wow, that is amazing. Awesome job!

  9. Very lovely, indeed! I'll have to buy the pattern now so I can join the KAL.
    Blogless Mary Lou

  10. Absolutely amazing! Great job!

  11. Wonderful job! I'm off to purchase now :)

  12. Oh! It looks fantastic! Glad I decided to join in =-)