Sweet As...'Sweet as!' is a common saying among Kiwis (New Zealanders) which can be used in a variety of ways, usually in the place of words like 'awesome' and 'great', is also used to show agreement and to express that something is 'no problem!' (easy). (Guess why I chose it for my patttern name!)
She didn't want to oblige when taking photos - but I think it gives a little character!
Sweet As... was my best-selling pattern on it's first day of release. Probably because it's such a simple, yet versatile, pattern. The lace-work hearts look great with a contrast-coloured top underneath which means you can knit it a size larger to be worn over a long-sleeved top in winter, then it can be worn again the following summer as a t-shirt by itself!
My favourite part of this top is the sleeves. It took me a while to get the puff 'just right', but I'm quite happy with the result. I do love the simplicity in knitting top-down raglan style tops, but you just can't get the same 'professional' look as you do with set-in sleeves (and in my opinion, a raglan, puff-sleeve just doesn't look right). And those that might be worried about having to sew in those sleeves - don't, because there is no sewing or seaming required! (If you're curious about how I do that, you'll just have to get the pattern and try it out!)
Baby sizes will be available soon written in 4ply/fingering yarn (the heart lace pattern worked out too big when done for smaller sizes in 8ply/DK).
I have plans to make this into a long-sleeved version at some stage also.
Sweet As... Pattern Details:
Approx age/chest measurement
8ply/DK yarn: approx 370-550yds/338-503m
22sts x 30rows on size 6/4.00mm needles over 10cm/4" in stocking stitch
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