Such a great little city-to-beach sweater on German model Franziska Frank, and so very, very easy to knit. All it takes is a little bit of modification to this free Berroco pattern called My First Summer Tunic. (With optional necklace! Please opt out.) The process is this: You knit one rectangle for the front and another for the back; seam them together along the tops of the shoulders, then pick up stitches for the sleeves; lastly, seam the sides and underarms closed. To make it look like Franziska’s: Rib the first two inches, then increase one stitch (for an odd number); work in seed stitch until 1 inch short of the top edge; decrease one stitch and switch back to ribbing for that last inch. Repeat for the back. Work the sleeves in seed stitch (from an odd number of stitches) until switching to ribbing for the cuffs. And when seaming the sides together, leave a few inches open at the bottom for the split hem. For the yarn, how about the lovely Blue Sky Alpacas’ Organic/Worsted Cotton in Bone.
See Vanessa’s post for the rest of Franziska’s outfit.
Street style photo © Vanessa Jackman; used with permission