After I got so many requests to redesign the children's pattern, Drive-Thru, for adults, at first I thought I never would. I just couldn't envision it on a grown-up woman's body. Not to mention, why grade up a little girls' pattern without taking into account the stuff that makes us feel pretty like a little womanly shaping, a motif that doesn't steal the show, and a fit that can take you from day into night.
So here it is, folks. Fair Enough features just enough fair isle color work to keep things interesting but it won't overpower your knit with too much fuss. Using the beloved Karabella Aurora 8 (comes in too many colors to count!) and knit in one piece from the bottom up a la the typical round yoke sweater format many of you have knit before, you'll knit and purl and use just a little bit of fair isle patterning using two colors at one time. The body is knit in one piece up to the armpits, then the two sleeves are knit in the round from the bottom up. When they're complete, you'll join the sleeves to the body and work even yoke decreases up to the neck. Buttonhole and button bands are added last, then all you have to do is weave in your ends, choose some snazzy buttons, throw on your new sweater and get down with your bad self.
Size shown: 34.25" with approximately 2" of negative ease.
Difficulty: Intermediate Beginner
18 sts and 22 rows=4" in St st on larger needles
MC: Karabella Aurora 8 (100% Merino Wool, 50gm/98yds); #1712, Heather Fuschia 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 11, 12) balls
CC1: Karabella Aurora 8 (100% Merino Wool, 50gm/98yds); #48, Dark Heather Grey 1 ball
CC1: Karabella Aurora 8 (100% Merino Wool, 50gm/98yds); #1148, Black 1 ball
30" or longer US Size 7 (4.5mm) circ needles, or size to obtain gauge
30" or longer US Size 6 (4.25mm) circ needles
Double point needles in each size, for working in the round, optional
10 - 12 7/8" buttons
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