Autumn Equinox

Introducing the Autumn Equinox Sweater, the third installment in the Seasonal Selection! This is a lightweight fall sweater, complete with falling leaves! Perfect for a crisp autumn day! The maple leaves are beautifully detailed, tho – fair warning – they’re a little fiddly! I think the fiddly-ness is worth it, tho, because I plan to wear this sweater all fall! Apple picking, leaf-peeping, apple picking, pumpkin picking, did I mention apple picking? 

You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy!

Yarn:

You can use any DK (#3) weight yarn. I used Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK in Dove (MC) and Lion Brand Unforgettable in Sunset (AC). You’ll need 700-1800 yards MC, and 175-400 yards AC, depending on size.

Inspiration:

This top was actually the first one of the Seasonals that I knew I was going to make. I got the yoke done up to and including the leaves, and realized that it was January and it just wasn’t the time for fall leaves just yet. Yes, I’ve been sitting on this design since January, and it’s been KILLING ME to wait to show it to you – but thankfully, that wait is now over!!!

Construction:

This yoke top blouse is worked top down. The leaves along the yoke are made in the round, and secured at the bottom with a half-double crochet, so there’s no sewing, and they lay flat! The main body and sleeves of the sweater is a simple repeat of 3 rows, with increases and decreases worked in. 

This lovely sweater comes in sizes Small (32”) to 5XL (60”). You will need a basic understanding of the crochet stitches chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and half-double crochet. Special stitches, like the Crossed Stitch and the Maple Leaf are fully explained.

Supplies: 

Any DK (#3) weight yarn. I used Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK in Dove (MC) and Lion Brand Unforgettable in Sunset (AC).

5.0mm hook (or size needed to meet gauge)

Pattern written in US terms.

Gauge: 18 sts and 12 rows should be 4” square.

  1. Ch19. Hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and across. 
  2. Ch2. Turn. Crossed Stitch (Skip 2 sts. Dc. Ch1. Dc in first skipped stitch around the first dc) across. 
  3. Ch1. Turn. [sc, hdc, dc] in each ch1 space across. 
  4. Ch1. Turn. Hdc across.

Repeat Rows 2-4 until you have 12 rows. 

Finished measurements: 

S: Fits up to 32” bust (700 yards MC; 175 yards AC)

M: Fits up to 36 bust (850 yards MC; 200 yards AC)

L: Fits up to 40” bust (1000 yards MC; 250 yards AC)

XL: Fits up to 44” bust (1150 yards MC; 275 yards AC)

2XL: Fits up to 48” bust (1300 yards MC; 300 yards AC)

3XL: Fits up to 52” bust (1500 yards MC; 325 yards AC) 

4XL: Fits up to 56” bust (1700 yards MC; 350 yards AC)

5XL: Fits up to 60” bust (1800 yards MC; 400 yards AC)

Sweater is fitted with 2” negative ease. It comes in below the bust, and flares again to fit over the hips. 

You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy!

As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern.  Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!

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