T-shirt sweater time

by kath_red on 04/02/2011

in Fashion, Features, knitting+crochet+yarn

Maybe its a little early to be thinking of the knitted t-shirt otherwise known at the t-shirt sweater. But if you are deep in winter, then you might want to start thinking about spring, or if like me you are experiencing a strangely cool summer, then a t-shirt sweater is really a practical solution. So here goes a few of my faves – I am dreaming of which one to make. What do you think?

  1. I quite like Wren by Helen G – more of a recipe than a line by line what to knit [Image pictured no.1].
  2. Emmaline by Jennifer Wood is in the Knitty, Spring+Summer 2010. It has really pretty shape and neckline [Image pictured no2.].
  3. Plain and Simple Pullover by Veera Välimäki is a free Ravelry download. I love the neck on this – and the layering options are enormous. [Image pictured no.3]
  4. Silverlode by Kristen Orme has a lovely long line – $5.50 at ravelry. [Image pictured no.4]
  5. Raindance by Heidi Kirrmaier – love the sleeves on this one – $6 at Ravelry. [Image pictured no.5]
  6. Global Warming by Suvi Simola. So cute – love the front pockets. Ravelry download. [Image pictured no.6]
  7. Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier is lovely and drapey – could be an overdress. Ravelry download.
  8. Lazy Weekend Sweater by Nikol Lohr was published on craftzine. It has half length sleeves and a hood. Perfect for that seasonal change. Nikol Lohr’s That Girl! Summer Jacket is also on my list.
  9. This 1930s vintage pattern is called 3-Hour Sweater, There are some great updated pics on ravelry from those that have made this sweater – its totally cute.
  10. Classic Silk Short-Sleeve Top by Cecily Glowik MacDonald is a button up cardi – but what I love about this – apart from the cute shape – is that you can wear it with the buttons down the front or the back. Published in CEY.
  11. Mud Season by Elizabeth F. Smith – is my kind of earthy weekend wardrobe.
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1 Jesse February 4, 2011 at 7:44 am

Great patterns! Thank you for the links!


2 Kate February 4, 2011 at 9:10 am

Lovely ideas, thank you for the roundup! I have never made a knitted tshirt but have wanted to… Maybe this is the year!


3 Seanna Lea February 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Another one for your list: Top with shirred pattern on yoke

I made it last summer and it has a very similar shape to the other sweaters you’ve got up there. It was super easy to make and looked fairly flattering.


4 christine February 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm

3 and 6 are so great. might have to dust off some needles.


5 Kristen February 7, 2011 at 6:46 am

Wow, thanks for featuring my pattern, and amongst so many great designs! I love knitting for spring/summer weather! The projects are so quick!


6 Delica February 7, 2011 at 11:53 am

This is great! Thanks for putting it together for us winter weary readers!


7 Cerise February 8, 2011 at 4:01 am

Oh, I LOVE the third one. I’ve been wanting to knit it for a while. I’ve got some yarn that might work for it…I’ve also been wanting to do that last one too. Thanks for reminding me!!


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