If you don’t have your very own Molly Weasley to send you one at xmas, use this pattern to make one for Blythe! Blythe’s initial B is front and center and you can make it in your own Hogwarts House Colors or whatever colors you like!
My plan for this sweater was to make something that suits a mohair or mohair blend lace weight yarn and is reversible (can be worn cardigan style or pullover style) – and I succeeded! This sweet sweater is knit using garter stitch, which really works in this type of lofty yarn. It has a collar that looks great no matter which way you wear it, and is a lovely simple canvas for your embellishments. The short sleeves work well with the lightweight feel of the yarn, making this a perfect sweater for spring.
Ahoy! Fashion above deck! This three-quarter length sleeve sweater for Blythe is nautical-inspired but fashionable in any situation. It has a narrow stripe and roll neck and is a classic style. I originally designed this back in 2011 for a swap and recently found my pattern notes and made it again, so here it is!
This cute swing style sweater is a light, airy, fun top for Blythe. It features a colorwork pattern on the front and both sides of the back. This chart is small and is a great way to start out with colorwork. The cropped but not too short style is great for Blythe – it’s short enough to feel the swing shape but not so short as to show her midriff.
Pandas! Who doesn’t love them? They’re adorable and funny and I know so many people who are super into them. I got inspired recently and came up with this panda pattern for a Blythe sweater. It’s got contrast ribbing at the cuffs and hem, and is kind of minimalist in design – but I think it still totally reads as panda.
I was feeling inspired by the 80s lately and came up with this super-cute heart sweater which, like, totally reminds me of sweaters I wore growing up.
Because it’s 80s-style, I made this sweater a little on the side of oversize. It works really well with leggings/tights and you can add a skirt or trousers underneath or not, whichever you like better. The heart pattern is knit all the way around and is charted so it’s super easy to accomplish, even if you’re not very experienced at intarsia (I consider myself a beginner when it comes to intarsia and I still had fun making these!).
When the working day is done, I want a sweater that is comfy, cozy, and most importantly knits up quickly, which this one does as it’s made with fingering weight yarn.
Any retro videogame fans out there? I have fond memories of playing Ms. Pac-Man and Pac-Man as a kid when it was pretty much only available in arcades or places with the odd arcade game (Pizza Hut!).
This is the first AnneArchy pattern with a chart! For a design like this, a chart makes it easy to know what color to use when, and I’m really happy to be able to now offer patterns with charts! Look for more sweaters with designs coming soon – and let me know what designs you’d like to see!
Last week I posted about a new sweater design for Blythe that uses fingering weight yarn. I was so inspired by how well it works and how quickly it knit up that I made a second design with a more fitted shape.
I’m so pleased with the look of this one! It’s sleek and streamlined and fits Blythe really well. The shaping works out just perfectly for her body. The sleeves are exactly perfect for her arms – there’s no room to spare, though, so this one works well as the underneath layer if you’re layering.
As you can imagine, it also knits up super quickly and is done almost before you know it! You can download the pattern on Craftsy, LoveKnitting, Etsy, and Ravelry.
This is yet another sweater I’d totally knit for myself if I had more patience for longer projects. As it is, though, this Blythe sized cardigan knits up quite quickly and suits us short-attention-span folks very well.
I’ve been so inspired to create some new designs for Blythe lately! I suddenly realized the other day that it’s almost the end of the summer and I can look forward to fall arriving soon.
I think these thoughts of autumn are what have me thinking about sweaters. It’s certainly not the humid, hot weather we’ve been having! I set out to design a sweater with ribbing and I sort of winged it at first on this first draft.
I like how it turned out, but not 100%. After finishing up this first draft, I decided that I’d rather make the sweater a pullover (over the body, not over the head, since Blythe’s noggin is so large proportionally), and I want to construct the ribs differently than I did the first time. I’m already working on the next draft, but I’d love to know what YOU think! What things are you looking for in your Blythe sweaters?