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May 18

Stitchcraft Freebie: The Sports Sweater

Today’s free pattern is such a cute, sporty top from the May 1951 Edition of Stitchcraft.

This is the color image from the front cover:

But I think this B&W image shows the stitch definition better:

Click on the following link to download this free pdf pattern: Sports Sweater Pattern.

Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites.

I was surprised to see that this vest-type top is made with a fingering weight yarn.  It looks like a worsted-weight knit, but the rib pattern is what makes it so thick.  This wouldn’t be terrible to be wear in the spring or early summer since it’s made with the light weight yarn, but I’m not certain I would wear this while playing sports.  :)

My subconscious must really be longing for the water/sea since this would also be a perfect nautical piece for a boat ride.  Don’t you think?

I hate to brag but I’m totally looking forward to my weekend which is starting right this minute!  :)  With NATO in town, the building I work in has shut down and I have off for not 2 days but 4.  I have a NATO holiday. Woooot!

I’m stoked to be heading to my sewing room on a Friday morning, coffee in hand to plot my embroidery layout on my dress.  :)  Hope you all have a great weekend yourselves.

Ohhh… and please let me know in the comments if you’d like to see any particular knitting patterns.  I have tons of magazines and I’m open to suggestions whether it be men’s patterns, patterns by era (ie more 40’s or more 60’s), or accessory patterns.

  1. Lauren / May 18 2012

    Oh wow, this is super cute! I really love how they styled it. Thank you for sharing this :)

  2. Tasha / May 18 2012

    Very nice! I like the stitch pattern. I almost mean to try out vests, but haven’t been able to swing it yet. I guess it’s a little too far out of my comfort zone, even though I think they’re really cute. :)

  3. maddie / May 18 2012

    It’s times like these that I wish I knew how to knit!

  4. Bobbi / May 18 2012

    Thanks for this one – it’s so cute! Now to dive into the stash for just the right yarn.

  5. Sherry / May 18 2012

    This is lovely! I agree it is quite nautical, it would look lovely in red or blue, and it looks like you could easily incorporate a stripe there too Thanks for sharing Liz – I want to knit everything you put up!

  6. Meg / May 20 2012

    Oooo…I was home on Friday as well! I am loving this NATO holiday!

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