Salina Sweater is one of my newer self-publish crochet patterns. I. love. this. sweater! So does Drama Queen, who is the lucky owner of this cozy sweater. Get your own copy of the pattern here.
I originally designed this sweater for WEBS to use in marketing their yarn, as the sweater is crocheted in their yarn Valley Yarns Longmeadow, a DK weight, cotton/microfiber blend with great softness. However, they wound up changing directions with the patterns they were looking to publish, and gave me the opportunity to self-publish the pattern instead (thank you!).
This pattern is made to fit with generous ease throughout the body, and a little more snugly in the arms.
The pattern is written with bust circumferences of 33, 39, and 45 inches (or 84, 99, and 114.5 cm). You'll probably want to choose a size 2 to 6 inches larger around than you are, and choose 2 colors that you love together.
Unfortunately, I have just discovered that Longmeadow has been discontinued. However, their yarn, Southwick is also DK weight and similar fibers, so you might try that as a substitute if you can't get your hands on enough Longmeadow.
I am excited to offer a free copy of this pattern to one lucky winner. You'll be entered by sharing this blog post on Facebook or Twitter! If you'll tweet it and tag me with @BananaMoonStdio, you'll be entered, or if you'll go to my Facebook page and share my post about the pattern, you'll also have an entry. Just be sure to make your Facebook share public, otherwise, Facebook won't let me see that you've shared it. I'll choose a winner in one week and get a hold of you to send you the pattern!