Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Patternum Gratis: Safire Minisweater

Working my way through the patterns on my to-do list... Safire (originally created last year) is now available on Ravelry (and below)! As with the others, this is a free pattern so I did not use a tech editor. Though I checked, double-checked, and triple-checked, there may still be errors in the pattern, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you encounter any.



Pattern: Safire (click here if you don't have a Ravelry account)
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
Finished Measurements: 28” (32”, 36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”, 56”) bust
Yarn Requirements: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins of Tess’ Designer Yarns Superwash Merino, or 490 (560, 630, 700, 770, 840, 910, 980) yards of a similar worsted weight yarn
Needles: US 6 (4mm) and US 7 (4.5mm) circular needles, at least 32” long and same size of needles preferred for working sleeves in the round
Gauge: 21 stitches x 26 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch

21 comments:

Ellen said...

Love this! Thanks for publishing the pattern, it's going straight to my queue!

Dorothy said...

Thanks for the pattern!! I've been eyeing this minisweater for a while now. Very pretty!

Renee said...

Lovely!
Thank-you. :)

WingedStrategos said...

Very nice. This is definitely going into my queue.

Susan said...

You are really getting good with getting your patterns up on Ravelry. The free factor is amazing, also. Thanks for that!

Philigry said...

oh, i love this one. great color, too!

Laura said...

So sweet - I love the colour! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

CrookedKnits said...

This is gorgeous...can't wait to make one for myself (after all the holiday knitting of course)

Thea said...

lovely! Congrats on posting a new pattern.... the color is gorgeous.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Thank you for your generosity of time and talent! Now your beautiful sweater will be worn and enjoyed forever :)

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Team Knit ! said...

I LOVE this sweater, and have already added it to my queue!! Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous design.

- Julie

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks for your all your work in posting this - and for free! It's a beautiful, wearable pattern. I still can't get over how much I love that blue.

Sophy said...

omg i totally missed this last week! the pattern looks awesome. i love this sweater -- madame hilary! ;D

Julies knitting corner said...

Hi I am new to your blog and wanted to say thank you for the pattern, love the design. Thanks for sharing. Julie.C

feuille said...

thanks for sharing your pattern ! Mine is done and it was a great and interesting adventure to do it ! A lot of technics and a lot of pleasure ! Thanks a lot !

margaretpollock said...

Hi, Hilary--I'm knitting up Safire, and I'm eager to wear it. Possibly I'm a dunce, but I can't get the increases to add up. For size Small, I count (60 cast on sts)+(24 times 8 increases for the raglan shaping)+(18 times 2 increases for the neckline shaping)=288 sts... but the pattern says I should have only 252 sts. Please HELP!

Kyrga said...

Fantastic pattern, thanks for sharing!

@margaretpollock: I was having the same issue, and I believe it is a typo. It looks like those totals are for just the raglan increases, and do not include the front increases.

On the next page, adding the total body sts with the sts for the arm, you get the correct amount. (172 + 58 + 58 = 288)

Hilary said...

@margaretpollock -- I have a memory of responding to your comment last month, but now I can find no record of it! I apologize for not getting back to you. The 252 stitch count on that page is the number of sts you should have after the raglan shaping is complete -- because for size S you don't start the neckline shaping until after the raglan shaping is done, there are no neckline stitches to add. The wording makes it confusing...I should have said "Total sts after raglan shaping is complete (including sts increased on fronts for sizes L-4XL only). The stitch count is correct on the next page.

@Kyrga -- Thank you for your response! And I'm sorry you had an issue with this, too! I'll be sure to change the wording the next time I update the pattern.

Anonymous said...

@Hilary: Actually, I may have been mistaken in my previous comment! I am pretty terrible at following instructions >.<

Sweater turned out fabulous in the end though! Thanks again for the pattern =)

Hilary said...

@Anonymous -- So glad you were happy with how it turned out! :)