Design | The Leslie Sweater

September’s pattern is the Leslie Sweater. Named after my dad. This sweater is a mix between menswear and chic, classy, and casual. I can see this being worn with leggings, skinny jeans, or even a skirt. It’s oversized, it drapes, it stays in place. Basically, it covers all bases.

The Leslie Sweater is not hard to knit. I have done a few patterns from yarn companies rated easy, and they were harder than this one. You’ve got to have the basic knitting skills down, make one increase, knit two together decrease, and picking up stitches. That’s all there is to it.

The cotton yarn I used for the Leslie Sweater is shiny happy cotton from Wool and the Gang. We Are Knitters “the cotton” is a lighter cotton, but will otherwise knit up the same result. Another cotton yarn I have seen many use is Paintbox Yarns cotton. I haven’t used that before, so I’m not exactly sure how it turns out, but others love it and it works with my cotton knitting patterns.

I think overall, the Leslie Sweater is my all time current favorite. My daily outfit usually consists of skinny jeans or leggings and sweatshirts, and this sweater has all the comfort of my favorite sweatshirts. It’s going to get a lot of loving!

If you’d like to purchase a copy of the Leslie Sweater knitting pattern, click here.


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