I kept the details fairly simple with this design because I wanted it to be approachable by newer sweater knitters. This sweater is worked in pieces from the bottom up. The polar bear motif is worked using intarsia and is charted. The drop shoulder and generous fit make the finished garment easy to wear, style and cozy up into.
It is meant to be worn with a few inches of positive ease. These photos are of the second size on two different body types to show versatility. Be sure to leave the 2″ of ribbing unseamed when putting the sweater together to allow for a more flattering fit around the hips!
This was my first time working with Mrs. Crosby’s yarn and I totally loved it! The fiber content (merino, silk and cashmere) is perfect and the yarn has beautiful drape and stitch definition. As with other tonal and hand-dyed yarns, be sure to alternate skeins as you work so that the colors blend evenly.
35 (40, 45, 50)”/89 (101.5, 114.5, 127) cm bust circumference
24 sts x 31 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needle
US 3 (3.25 mm) straights and 16″ circs
US 6 (4 mm) straights
Mrs. Crosby Plays Hat Box – 5 (6, 6, 7) skeins of Squid Ink, 1 skein Creme Fraiche