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ladyamesindy
04-29-2009, 09:10 AM
I am looking for a pattern for a lightweight sweater.

I have a dress for the spring/summer, but at work they always have the air conditioner on so high, I'm usually freezing (office building downtown - we don't have control of the thermostat)! I have looked around in stores and online, but cannot find what I want ... everything I've found so far is usually too heavy.

What I am after is something lightweight - something made out of a fingering weight yarn or lighter. Difficulty of pattern does not matter (I enjoy figuring out tough patterns! :) ) Long or mid-short sleeves is okay.

The key here is to find something lightweight - something to give just a little bit more warmth, but nothing too heavy.

Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm about at my wits end! I love the dress, but I can't wear it often to work.

Mirl56
04-29-2009, 09:51 AM
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/PATTheyteach.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/PATTinverness.html
http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/Knitting-pattern-lace-bobble-jacket/v1
http://www.woollymammothknits.com/bellaseraerrata.html
http://canaryknits.blogspot.com/2007/05/wee-spencer-christened-anne-elliot.html
http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/Knitting-pattern-knit-shrug/v1

Not sure what shape you're after, here are some sweaters and shrugs that might work. You can lengthen or shorten sleeves to your preference.

Jan in CA
04-29-2009, 01:11 PM
Here are some sweaters made from fingering weight yarn.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTarisaig.html
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTserrano.html
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=104&d_id=1&lang=us
http://www.knitrowan.com/editorial-image/pdf/mag_32_georgie.pdf
http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/Knitting-pattern-cabled-jacket/v1

These are in DK weight, but if you used a cotton or blend they would be great as well.
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=68&d_id=8&lang=us
5th one down on the page here.. Miracle drop stitch
http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/pattern_detail.php?patternID=17