Hello Makers! Kathleen here with another gorgeous collection of DIY beauties! Today we are going to take a look at cozy Sweaters! Sweaters are a seemingly daunting project to take on, but with the right inspiration and the right materials, you will be flying through and finishing your very own sweater in no time! Are you ready to cozy up and get your sweater on? Let's go!
I think I can speak for most of us when I say sweater weather is the best weather! Ok, I know that warm weather is amazing as well, but how can you resist cozying up in your favorite sweater, with a warm drink in hand while it is cold outside? Those days are my favorite, and the only thing that could make that any better would be if you made your own sweater! I have made a couple sweaters to date, and there is nothing better than slipping on your own creation and staying cozy on a cold day. If you have never made your own sweater but have always wanted to, why not start now? Treat yourself! Spend some time making something for yourself! Take a look at these two amazing knitting patterns from The Snugglery and Knitatude, along with two amazing crochet patterns from Sierra's Crochet Crafts, and Naturally Nora Crochet.
The Super Chunky Raglan
Who said that sweaters couldn't be sexy? Pattern designer Michelle of The Snugglery proves that sexy sweaters are totally in with her decorative lace detailing on the shoulders and the extra long body, making this the perfect sweater to wear with leggings and your favorite pair of boots. This intermediate sweater uses chunky yarn and large-sized needles, which allows you to work one up in no time at all - super perfect for those last minute invites for a night on the town! This pattern includes directions for sizes S/M/L.
You can find this pattern along with Michelle's other designs on her ravelry: 'TheSnugglery'.
The Spencer Sweater
This sweater is sure to become one of your favorites in no time! Sierra has taken sweater designing to another level with those peek-a-boo shoulders, seriously all of the heart eyes over here! With it's gorgeous stitching and looser fit, this is the perfect go-to sweater when you are on the run or for a special night out on the town. I am sure it will become one of the staples in your wardrobe, and will have your friends asking you to make them one as well! This pattern comes with the directions for three sizes (S/M/L).
You can find this pattern along with Sierra's other designs on her ravelry: 'SierrasCrochet'.
The 'Shit That's Quick' Sweater
You'll love this sweater in no time, and really, who doesn't love chunky sweaters, and on top of that, a chunky sweater with cables?! I'm sold! Perfect for a cozy day at home cuddled up with your favorite sweatpants, or for a day out on the town, you will never want to take this sweater off! Chantal has outdone herself with this timeless piece that I'm sure will become one of your new favorite creations. This pattern is perfect for intermediate knitters who want to start on their sweater making journey, or a great knit for some of you sweater making pros! Pattern includes the directions for two sizes (S/M, L,XL)
You can find this pattern along with Chantal's other designs on her ravelry: 'Knitatude87'.
The Abequa Pullover
By Nicole of Naturally Nora Crochet, this relaxed fit, beautiful turtleneck and gorgeous sleeve detailing sweater is the perfect 'stay home' or 'go out & slay' piece! This one is for intermediate crocheters, comes with directions for all sizes and would be the perfect gift to yourself or a loved one this season! As said by Nicole: "The Abequa Sweater is named for a Chippewa word meaning "she who stays at home." Nicole is one momma maker that I look up to greatly! Her style is impeccable, and her love for her craft & her children radiates throughout her designs and social media presence!
You can also find this pattern and many more of Nicole's designs on her ravelry: 'NaturallyNora'.
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Kathleen, OML dream teamer
Kathleen is the maker behind Country Pine Designs crochet and knitwear and OML dream teamer. Kathleen has been in love with fiber arts since she was young, and has recently turned her passion into what is now the Country Pine Designs shop. Knitting is a way for Kathleen to express herself creatively, and bless others in the process. She recently moved to a cattle ranch in Texas, and spends her days taking care of beloved cattle and knitting to her heart’s content!