Showing posts with label lion brand jeans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lion brand jeans. Show all posts

Mountain Breeze Pullover Knit Pattern

Friday, January 17, 2020

Wow! I can't believe I'm sitting down and writing this blog post on the Mountain Breeze Pullover.  I started designing this oversized knit pullover pattern almost a year ago. Yes, it took me that long. In September of last year (2019), I sat down and thought to myself that I should probably finish up this work in progress.

The Mountain Breeze Pullover made it's first appearance on my socials in October, tested in December and now finally debuting as my very first knit designed garment. What do you think?

The sweater was made using Lion Brand's Jeans yarn. It's a thinner worsted weight yarn so if you're looking for an advanced beginner knit pattern, look no further and try this pattern out. The yarn itself is very soft and it comes out beautifully knit.

The knitted pullover is easily a favorite that can be worn out or as a night in sweater. Looking for cozy? The Mountain Breeze Pullover is for you!

For an inexpensive ad-free version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.
To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.

-5.5mm circular knitting needles
- 5 (6, 7) Lion Brand Jeans in color Stonewash
-tapestry needle                                                                

Every 24 rows and 18 stitches equals 4 inches.

Measurements are rough estimates as reading can vary depending on how you spread your work. The pieces can stretch fairly easily so as long as your work is roughly around the measurements you’ll be okay.

Back Panel= S/M (27.3” length, 28.25” wide) L/XL (27.5” Length, 29.25” Width), 2XL/3XL (27.8” length, 30.25” in width) 

Front Panel= S/M (22.5” length, 28.25” wide), L/XL (22.8” length, 29.25” width), 2XL/3XL (23” length, 30.25” width)

Sleeves- S/M (16.3”), L/XL (16.3”), 2XL/3XL (16.6”) 

Armhole depth- S/M (7.75”), L/XL (8.75”), 2XL/3XL (9.75”)

-The sleeves are purposely designed to be longer than the normal arm length. If you would like them to be at wrist length, simply knit fewer rows. 
-Everything is customizable for lengths. You can simply knit more or less rows to achieve your desired length.
-This pattern has a positive ease of 8-9 inches. If you’d like a smaller positive ease, size down.

Remember to tag me on my socials with your very own Mountain Breeze Pullover. I look forward to seeing it!

Happy knitting!



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Norma Jean Sweater Crochet Pattern

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Norma Jean Sweater is a very relaxed boyfriend style pullover which is great for any casual outing. This crocheted sweater utilizes the blueberry stitch. It was the first time I ever used it and it was quite fun. There's a lot of movement involved and crocheting this stitch didn't bore me like how some stitches do. The Norma Jean Sweater calls for Lion Brand's Jeans and I have to say that I really love this yarn. It is so soft and when it's crocheted, it is heavenly to wear.

If you have been following me from the start of my crochet/knit designing journey, then you probably know that this one took me ages to design. There was a lot of frogging involved in the designing process. I started off with the granite stitch but it was not working out for me. After the 3rd time frogging, I called it quits and moved onto the blueberry stitch. I'm happy with how this sweater turned out despite all the struggles I had with designing it. Doesn't it look great?

I hope that the Norma Jean Sweater will be a pattern that you end up crocheting, enjoying and wearing.


To purchase the inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern, visit Etsy or Ravelry.
To pin this for later, visit Pinterest.


5 (5) Lion Brand Jeans in Stone Wash
3 (3) Lion Brand Jeans in Faded
5.0 and 5.5mm hook
stitch markers
tape measure


Measurements are rough estimates as they can vary depending on how you lay your work (try not to stretch your piece into position as this can give you a false reading).  As long as you are within a half-inch from the suggested measurements, you should be okay.
S/M : 28” length, 26” width, 15” widest part of the arm
L/XL : 30” length, 28” wide, 16.5” widest part of the arm


Every 16 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches


-Please check your gauge. I recommend doing a swatch before beginning. Adjust your tension or hook size to achieve the gauge.
-If you are finding your panels turning out smaller than anticipated, simply crochet more rows.
-Sizing available in S/M and L/XL. The pattern is written as follows with L/XL in parentheses: S/M (L/XL).
-Beginning chain counts as a stitch unless otherwise noted.
-Front and back panels are worked from the bottom up.
-Sleeves are worked from cuff to the widest part of your arm.
-If you’d like to customize your size, start your FDC in multiples of 6 + 3.

Happy crocheting!



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