[updated 13 Mar. 10]
The new Popknits issue is live, and they've published my pattern "Harper."
This sweater-poncho is named in honor of Harper Lee (b. 1926), Pulitzer-prize winning author of everyone’s favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird. The 1940s and 50s were a great era for sweaters, with the rise in machine knitting and the slim-fit “sweater girl” trend. Less racy sweater-wearers opted for full knits that revealed a little less bust, with elegant, draped silhouettes.
Harper features an airy yet simple lace stitch, buttons under the arms to create “sleeves,” and a hand warmer pocket on the front. The Valley Yarns Northampton (shown here in Merlot Heather) is an economical yet sturdy yarn choice for a large project like this one.
Direct link to Harper pattern here.