Been wondering what to do with all those bits of leftover yarn? 50m here, half a skein there? Well wonder no more! This pattern was designed to use up leftover DK yarn – to turn your stash into a treasure!!
If you are concerned about sustainable fashion, then a great place to start is with using the materials you already have! The pattern recommends using remnants, so no two versions will be the same – this is is a great opportunity to create a unique and individual garment knowing that you are making use of the things that you find. (For those of a similar generation to me, think about what Wombles would do!)
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This is a simple batwing sweater made from two panels using a very simple stitch pattern so is a great beginners project.
The pattern is worked mostly with half double crochet (UK Half Treble) and chain stitches with some working in the back loop for the cuffs and hem.
Materials & Sizing
The item you see used a mixture of brands of DK cotton yarn (mostly Paintbox DK Cotton)but the project would also work with other fibres or a mix of both. The finished sweater is oversized so there is some flexibility with gauge to allow for mixing up your yarn!
The sweater uses between 1100 and 1620m of double knit yarn depending on the size you choose (between XS – 3X). The pattern includes a schematic and is written in US terms with UK equivalents given.
I used a 4.5mm crochet hook (Clover Amour are my all time favourites!) to ensure the sweater had a nice drape but you can adjust hook size to meet the gauge.
Pattern available now from Ravelry, Love Crafts (Formerly Love Crochet) or Etsy
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You may sell what you make from this pattern but please credit me as the designer doradoes.co.uk. The pattern is for personal use only and may not be shared or reproduced without prior written consent. Photos may be shared with credit. Copyright Dora Does 2019.