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Gone to Seed - Digital Pattern Walk

Today, I wanted to talk just a bit about the construction of Gone to Seed, since it's different from my other designs. I'll also share some tidbits about what's in the pattern!

Jen sits at the foot of a bed, wearing a delicate handknit tee with lace detail and a plunging neckline.
You're not two rectangles. Neither is this dropped shoulder/dolman tee.

Fun Construction

To make Gone to Seed, you'll start by making two lace panels, one for each shoulder. From there, you'll pick up and knit down for each front. You'll knit a little ribbed panel for the back neck, and seam it to the lace panels. Then you'll pick up all the way across the back and work down for the body. Seam up the sides and add some slender trim, and she's ready for buttons!

Packed with Resources

I believe a pattern should include everything you need to create the garment.

Two pages of a knitting pattern, with Abbreviations, blocking instructions, and notes on the German Short Rows, SLoped Bind off, and Garter Stich Selvedge.

The pattern spells out how to work the German short rows, how to choose a size using your

Jen stands on one foot, her arms up to balance. She wears brown hemp yoga shorts and a comfortable, loose fitting handknit top
I call these photos my 'juicy body photos' because I, for once, actually love the way my curves and bumps look in this top.

upper bust, and how to pick a cup size for the optional bust shaping. Ready for a refresher on seaming? I include a link to my favorite seaming resource, too.

Finally, you'll get a detailed schematic so that you can block to measurements - making seaming a whiz and ensuring you get a nice symmetrical garment.

Designed to FIT

I love a boxy, drapey design as much as the next knitter. But dang, my body is not shaped like two rectangles!

Neither is Gone to Seed.