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?
It’s so cold out right now that the thought of wearing a three-quarter sleeve cardigan seems ridiculous, but if you’re Blythe, you really don’t have to worry about proper layers.
The Rose Sweater for Blythe works well for variegated or solid yarn colorways. It has one buttonhole at the front top closure, so you can feature an adorbs tiny button that complements your yarn.
Depending on the yarn you use, you can get a slightly different look to this sweater. The pink version is an alpaca/silk blend and has a little more drape than the yellow version, which is made with a merino/silk blend. You could also go up a needle size for an even looser knit with more drape.
This sweater can also be worn reverse-cardigan style for a jumper-style sweater look. I like flexibility in my Blythe clothing, and the option to wear an item two ways is a big bonus for me, so I try to design it into my patterns whenever I can.