May 29, 2018

As soon as I saw this pattern I knew I would probably end up making it several times. I bought the pattern on its release date last November and cast on immediately only to hate my yarn choice after knitting close to half way up. It was too heavy feeling for an oversized style so it was frogged and the pattern was set aside. Spring came and I thought I would like to make it in cotton, thinking Rowan's Handknit Cotton would be perfect. Unfortunately my stash of Handknit Cotton wasn't generous enough to make an oversized sweater and I just did not want to buy any. (Sometimes I am oddly frugal and other times I'm strangely extravagant.) After a thorough look through my stash I unearthed some vintage Rowan 4 Ply Cotton in white that would work if doubled. This sweater is so lovely in cotton, was such an easy knit, and is so easy to wear. I love it, my husband loves it, and it looks good with everything, so I've swatched some wooly yarn for a wintery Weekender. 

Sweater details: It's knit in one piece from the bottom up. The body is knit in reverse stockinette in the round, which you knit inside-out, so no purling. There is a slipped-stitch decorative detail on both center front and back. The neck line is a simple boatneck style, maybe more like a slash neck; wide and flattering. The sleeves are knit by picking up stitches at the drop shoulder and knitting stockinette in the round to the cuff with a few tapering decreases. I picked up less sleeve stitches for a more fitted sleeve--my preference. As you might have guessed, The Weekender is very easy to knit and well-written, and everyone is giving it rave reviews.

The Weekender pattern by Andrea Mowry

My Weekender project page on Ravelry

The Weekender pattern by Andrea Mowry
My Weekender project page on Ravelry

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  1. Hi Kristen,
    I have this pattern and yarn in which to knit it with, but need to watch a tutorial for the cast on, as I have never done that cast on method. Neither of the yarn shops close by me will let you bring in yarn from other places to ask for help, which I understand. So You Tube it is. I love even more now that I see it finished. Beautiful work as always and you look stunning.

    1. Hi Diane

      Thank you, and I think you will love knitting it. I only noticed too late that I was supposed to do a different cast on! I had already cast on using long-tail method and it was going fine. I don't know what the difference would be and why bother with a complicated method if it doesn't matter?

  2. Love love love! I am inspired...Thank you so much. I was in a knitting rut if that is possible!!


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