I’m so excited to introduce my latest design, Ice Breaker! This top/vest/popover is perfect for winter layering. And knit up in bulky-weight yarn, it’s a fun, fast knit too. Let me tell you about my favorite parts of this design, as well as share some of the fabulous photos from my preview knitters!
Ice Breaker is knit completely seamless from the bottom-up. It has drop-shoulder construction, making this an easy-to-wear and easy-to-layer piece (learn more about drop-shoulder construction, click here!).
Simple Eyelet Details
Along the bottom hem of Ice Breaker is a series of simple eyelet stitches. They’re easy to make and add just a bit of visual interest to the body of Ice Breaker.
Deep V-Neck with Mitered Rib
Probably my very favorite part of Ice Breaker is the v-neckline that features a mitered rib stitch. This is where you have a center stitch at the point, and decreases are worked on either side to create the symmetrical angles. I’ve also created a new video tutorial that walks you through how to pick-up and knit these v-neck stitches!
This is such a fast knit! If you’re looking for a quick, satisfying project to knit up, this may be just the thing. I used the beautiful Manos del Uruguay Cardo yarn which is so warm & cozy (full color-range shown below). I also knit up another sample in Berroco Remix Chunky if you want something a bit lighter (for those in warmer climates!). I also made this piece at a looser gauge of 11.5 sts = 4″, and so this gauge helps to make the bulky-yarn feel a little less dense.
LOTS of tips provided
I created an Ice Breaker Tips Page (you can access it here) where I provide LOTS of tips & tricks that will be helpful for making your own Ice Breaker (most of my patterns include a “tips” page where I provide tutorials, tips and other helpful resources specific to that pattern). Here are just a few of the topics/tutorials I include:
My Ice Breaker Preview Knitters
Check out the great photos below from my preview knitters! Over the last month or so they’ve been busy knitting away this new design before its’ release. Make sure to click the arrows to see all the photos from each of them!
Maria knit hers in Sandness Garn Konfetti and wearing with 9.75″ of positive ease (and some added length!).
Peggy of Coastal Purl yarn shop in Elizabeth City, North Carolina knit this shop sample out of Kraemer Yarns Perfection Chunky and she’s wearing with 2″ of positive ease and some added length too.