Free pattern Friday: On the Beach March 20, 2014 – Posted in: Free Pattern Fridays, Project Ideas

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Clockwise:
Project by knittimo (Merino and Silk/Mohair blend)
Project by sachi-hiro (Linen)
Project by louisap (DK weight cotton)
Project by julia34 (Merino blend)
On the Beach by Isabell Kraemer is a no-frills sweater pattern that essentially provides a blank palette for personal expression both in terms of colours / striping and yarn choice. All four photos above are based on the exact same pattern but, beyond the basic silhouette, they couldn’t look more different.  This simple v-neck sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down in one piece and is knitted on larger needles to obtain a loose gauge and drapey fabric. A great sweater for all seasons but especially lovely for summer in cotton or linen! I’ll be working up a store sample shortly in Shibui Linen but I think it would also look great in Rowan Creative Linen or Cascade Ultra Pima.
– Melissa