Love Your Sweater (LYS)


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**If you put the free pattern in your cart, it will only be free if you also purchase the yarn to knit it.**

**Please note, I am still working on kits, but in the meantime, please feel free to put your own colors together! We have soooo many possibilities. Keep reading for the yardage needed. The pattern is free for LYS Day purchases, but I will also extend the free pattern promotion until I can get kits together and online.**

This is my first ever sweater design, and I am super excited to debut it for Local Yarn Store Day 2024. Please keep reading to see how to get the pattern free!

Find the pattern HERE on Ravelry.

Recommended yarns:

Baah Yarn La Jolla

Baah Yarn Halo for contrast color (not online yet)

Emma's Yarn Super Silky


Happy Local Yarn Store Day!

I designed this sweater for Local Yarn Store Day 2024 (April 27, 2024). This is my first ever sweater design, and I’m super excited for you all to knit it.

This pattern has been test knit.

Love Your Sweater is meant to be worn with approximately 2” of positive ease. Take your actual bust measurement, add 2”, and choose the next size up from the list.

The gauge uses a heavy fingering weight yarn at a looser gauge. La Jolla blooms and fulls beautifully when soaked so you end up with a drapey fabric at a looser gauge than is typical for fingering. Be sure to block your swatch. Lighter fingering weight yarns may not work. Sport and dk weight yarns may work beautifully, but please check gauge.

Gauge: 22 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch in the round after gentle blocking.

Needle sizes will differ from knitter to knitter, so be sure to use the needle that gets you the correct gauge.

Finished bust sizes are 34.2 (37, 40, 43.3)46.2, 49, 52{55.3, 57.8, 61}”

Finished length from underarm to bottom of hem is 14” for all sizes. The sweater is extremely easy to add length to, but if you are adding length, you will use more yardage.

Model is shown wearing 46.2” size with a 44” actual bust.

PLEASE NOTE: the colors you use should be high contrast. Also, if you are using variegated yarn, only use it for color A, then use a high contrast solid or tonal for B. Using a variegated for color B will not work in every instance I’ve seen. Your colorwork will completely get lost.

Yarn Amounts:
color A: 800 (800, 800, 800)1200, 1200, 1200{1600, 1600, 1600}y
color B: 100 (100, 100, 110)110, 110, 150{150, 150, 150}y if holding double. If you are not using a yarn held double for color B, you will use approximately half the yardage.

Model Colors:
color A: Baah Yarn La Jolla in “40 Pinks” exclusive colorway to Threadbender Yarn Shop
2 (2, 2, 2)3, 3, 3{4, 4, 4} skeins

color B: Baah Yarn Halo in “Tequila Lime” colorway held double
1 skein for all sizes

For B, if using the same yarn weight yarn as A, you will not have to hold double.

Please note that using different yarns than recommended and not achieving the correct gauge, along with adjusting the pattern will use different yarn amounts. When in doubt, grab an extra skein!

You can find kits very soon. Also, for LYS weekend, please ask your local yarn store if they are able to get you the pattern free with purchase of their yarn!