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!
Time is always a precious resource, and sometimes you want to knit a project without having to sacrifice a lot of it. This is a perfect project for those occasions!
Made with worsted weight yarn, this sweater gives the look of the really chunky knits that have been so trendy lately on a scale that works for Blythe. The pattern includes both short and long sleeves, and is designed reverse cardigan style (and so could be worn reversed for a cardigan look).
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.
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.