Pattern of the Week: Time-Honored Sweater

The Time-Honored Sweater from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 is one of those sweaters that exceeds expectations of what crochet can do. You might not expect to see cables in summer, but this top combines post-stitch cables with chain stitches and open mesh to create a stunning stitch pattern. Adventurous crocheters will want to start this project as soon as possible.

Designed by Natasha Robarge, the Time-Honored Sweater is sure to join the long list of projects that our readers love. The stitch pattern may seem complex, but we’ve included a chart of the stitches to help you visualize it as you create. Natasha designed the sweater with minimal shaping and drop-shoulder sleeves, so you can focus on the stitch pattern and not worry about excessive shaping.

Because the shaping is so minimal, this pattern is easy to customize! I’m thinking I might add more length to the front and back panels and create shorter sleeves so I can turn it into a T-shirt dress for summer. Whether you follow the pattern exactly or customize it in a special way, this sweater is perfect for layering over beautiful summer sundresses or pairing with your favorite pair of jeans.

Will you tackle the summery cables and stunning stitches in the Time-Honored Sweater?

Time Honored Sweater

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Natasha Robarge

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 38 (43, 46, 51, 54)” bust circumference. Sample shown measures 38″, modeled with 5½” positive ease.

YARN Manos del Uruguay Milo (distributed by Fairmount Fibers) (65% wool, 35% linen; 380 yd [350 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): natural, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins.

HOOK Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle; stitch marker (m), 6.

GAUGE 20 sts and 8½ rows in filet patt = 4″; 1 cable patt rep (26 sts and 12 rows) = 4¼” wide and 6″ tall; blocked.

Try some summer cables . . .


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