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4 Mini Sweaters in 4 Weeks

Starting August 11, 2017

Learn the skills you need to create the sweater of your dreams!

I am hosting a challenge over at SweaterSisters.com!  We will spend four weeks working one different mini sweater construction each week.  Sign up for the challenge at Sweater Sisters and beginning August 11th, you will receive an email each Friday with a different mini sweater pattern.

There will be a weekly prize drawing.  To enter, simply post your finished sweater in my Facebook Group WayfaringYarns Designs, in the Facebook Group Fall Sweater Challenge or on Instagram with the hashtag #MiniSweaterChallenge


Sweaters have a circumference of about 10″/25.4 cm and measure about 5″/10.25 cm from shoulder to hem.


@40 grams/95 yds. of sport weight yarn per sweater *(see QUESTIONS below for other yarn weights)

Size US 5/3.75 mm needles – DPN’s or your preferred way of working small circumferences in the round, circulars or straight needles for working back and forth in rows.

Waste yarn or small yarn holders

Several stitchmarkers (4 should be removable!)

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Week 1 – Bottom Up Drop Sleeve Sweater (worked with garter stitch trim)

Week 2 – Top Down Seamless Yoke (worked with a K1, P1 rib trim)

Week 3 – Bottom Up Set in Sleeve (worked with a seed stitch trim)

Week 4 – Top Down Raglan (worked with a rolled trim)

To be eligible for the weekly prizes, post a picture of your completed sweater on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #minisweaterchallenge.

QUESTION – How long does it take to complete each sweater?

Each sweater takes approximately 4-8 hours to complete, depending on your knitting speed and how many new skills you’re learning with each sweater.

*QUESTION – Can I use other yarn weights?

Yes, just keep in mind the larger the yarn weight, (DK, Worsted, etc.) the larger the dimensions of the sweater will be.  If you decide to use a different yarn weight, make sure you adjust your needle size accordingly so your stitches aren’t too tight. Feel free to use whatever yarn weight and corresponding needle size you enjoy working with most!


Fall Sweater Challenge Prizes

I’m thrilled to be a sponsor in this year’s Fall Sweater Challenge, where everyone who finishes gets a one-of-a-kind hand knit/crocheted garment.

Teton Village Sweater
Teton Village Sweater – It’s a quick knit and the pattern is  FREE!

It’s so easy to play along, simply sign up here and post your progress with specific hashtags on Instagram, Facebook or in the Fall Sweater Challenge Ravelry Group.  You don’t even have to start a new sweater, any work-in-progress will do!

The challenge culminates October 14th & 15 with the start of the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival in New York, but you don’t have to be there to win.

There will be lots of fabulous prizes from companies such as The Buffalo Wool Company, Koigu, Jimmy Beans Wool and amazing designers including Marly Bird, Le Tissier Designs, and East End Design Co.  This year I will be offering five of my knitting patterns as prizes:

Dreaming of Edinburgh fingerless mitts
Palisades Lace Cowl
Palisades Lace Cowl
Sedona Lace Scarf
Sedona Lace Scarf
Caribou Wildflower Cowl
Caribou Wildflower Cowl
Rendezvous Snowflake Mitts
Rendezvous Snowflake Mitts

It’s not too late to join in the fun!