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On a Whim by Amy Herzog
Sometimes, a knitter just needs to throw deadlines to the wind and knit something new. At least, that's how I felt when I took a break from mad book deadline knitting and whipped up these simple tees. On A Whim is a super-simple, super-wearable basic tee shirt of a sweater, with a flattering scoop neck and an easygoing a-line shape.
It features a slightly-wider-than-average neckline, and is shown in a long sweater length and 3/4 sleeves on Amy, and tunic length and elbow sleeves on Morgan. But you can choose whatever combination of lengths you like! On A Whim is shown here in two different Indigodragonfly yarns, and the subtle shifts of the color compliment the simple silhouette.
On a Whim is an a-line design, so your sweater pattern will have no waist shaping. The hem will be larger than the bust/chest by at least 4 inches (10 cm), with shaping worked along the side seams. You can adjust the dimensions by clicking 'customize fit specifics'. You can use any measurement set to create this pattern.
Morgan's sample is shown in Indigodragonfly's MCS Sock in the color "Only the exact phrase I used was don't (Inara)". The fingering weight fabric, blended with a generous amount of silk, results in an incredibly floaty garment that is perfect for warmer seasons. For a standard women's size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)" elbow-sleeve sweater in Amy's gauge of 7 stitches per inch, you'll need approximately 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) hanks of MCS.
Amy's sample is shown in Indigodragonfly's Mergoat Worsted, in the special colorway "The Brain in Maine Feigns Trading Pain for Skeins". The worsted-weight version is snuggly, substantial, and perfect for cold days.For a standard women's size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)" 3/4-sleeve sweater in Amy's gauge of 5 stitches per inch, you'll need approximately 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) hanks of Mergoat Worsted.
On a Whim uses the following design choices:
- Style: pullover
- Silhouette: A-line silhouette
- Length: Low-hip length
- Sleeves: Three-quarter-length tapered sleeve
- Neck style: Custom-width scoop neck
- Neck depth: 6"/15 cm below shoulders
- Hem edging and height: 2x2 Ribbing, 1½"/4 cm
- Sleeve edging and height: 2x2 Ribbing, 1"/2.5 cm
- Neck edging and height: 2x2 Ribbing, 1"/2.5 cm