Live Out Loud
This swoncho is 100 percent MY personality: bright, playful, kind of loud and a little bit crazy! But depending on the colours you choose, you can totally make it YOUR personality. If you’re an all natural kind of person, Earth Tones will be for you! If you’re more mellow and retiring, a pastel pallette might suit you! Kind of moody and sophisticated? Blue tones! Sophisticated and trendy? Try an ombre palette! Whatever your personality might be, wear it out loud on this easy to knit and generously sized swoncho!
Knit with Yarn Indulgences Zed Merino DK, this a relaxed and luxurious garment with plenty of ease and gorgeous drape. It is knit from the top down, seamlessly, in the round. To create the armholes, you will divide the knitting and continue to knit flat on both front and back, then rejoin to finish in the round. Stitches are picked up around the arm openings and cuffs are knit in the round. The pattern features two very simple fair isle bands – one knit in the round and one knit flat (video tutorials are included forboth)! Also included are my step by step instructions for finishing your swoncho when using Superwash wool to avoid excess growth during the blocking process!
As with all Tall Tree Designs patterns, Live Out Loud in written in a clear, instructional style and includes video tutorials to allow anyone with basic knitting skills to learn the techniques to complete the project. It is a Level Two pattern within my Next Level Knitting System.
There are six sizes to choose from, designed to be worn with 8-10” of positive ease. The model is wearing Size 3 with 10” of posive ease. To best determine your size, measure yourself around the widest portion of your chest, including your arms held down to your sides. Determine the amount of ease you would like and choose the size with the chest circumference closest to your final calculation.