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Knitter: Kristen H.
Size 5 with added length
Knitter: Kristen H.
Size 5 with added length
Knitter: Kristen H.
Size 5 with added length
(L to R) Cindy C., Louise R., Lauren S., Dianne B.
(L to R) Cindy C., Louise R., Lauren S., Dianne B.
(L to R) Cindy C., Louise R., Shana C., Dianne B., Lauren S.
(L to R) Louise R., Shana C., Dianne B.
Knitter: Shana
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
MC: Just Sayin’, CC: Double Your Pleasure
Yarn by Leading Men Fiber Arts
Knitter: Shana
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
MC: Just Sayin’, CC: Double Your Pleasure
Yarn by Leading Men Fiber Arts
Knitter: Shana
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
MC: Just Sayin’, CC: Double Your Pleasure
Yarn by Leading Men Fiber Arts
Knitter: Shana
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
MC: Just Sayin’, CC: Double Your Pleasure
Yarn by Leading Men Fiber Arts
Knitter: Shana
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
MC: Spruce it Up, CC: Don’t Fear the Reaper
Yarn by Leading Men Fiber Arts
Knitter: Shana
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
MC: Spruce it Up, CC: Don’t Fear the Reaper
Yarn by Leading Men Fiber Arts
Knitter: Shana
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
MC: Spruce it Up, CC: Don’t Fear the Reaper
Yarn by Leading Men Fiber Arts
Knitter: Shana
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
MC: Spruce it Up, CC: Don’t Fear the Reaper
Yarn by Leading Men Fiber Arts
Knitter: Adrian S.
Size 9 with extra length modeled on 56″ (142 cm) bust
Mini skeins used for trim
Knitter: Adrian S.
Size 9 with extra length modeled on 56″ (142 cm) bust
Mini skeins used for trim
Knitter: Adrian S.
Size 9 with extra length modeled on 56″ (142 cm) bust
Mini skeins used for trim
Knitter: Adrian S.
Size 9 with extra length modeled on 56″ (142 cm) bust
Mini skeins used for trim
Knitter: Susie W.
Size 5 modeled on 45″ (114 cm) bust
3 colors of yarn used to create fade
Knitter: Susie W.
Knitter: Susie W.
Size 5 modeled on 45″ (114 cm) bust
3 colors of yarn used to create fade
Knitter: Susie W.
Size 5 modeled on 45″ (114 cm) bust
3 colors of yarn used to create fade
Knitter: Vicki G.
Size 7 with added length modeled on 53″ (135 cm) bust
Faded yarn set
Knitter: Vicki G.
Size 7 with added length modeled on 53″ (135 cm) bust
Faded yarn set
Knitter: Vicki G.
Size 7 with added length modeled on 53″ (135 cm) bust
Faded yarn set
Knitter: Rhianda G.
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
Knitter: Rhianda G.
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
Knitter: Rhianda G.
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
Knitter: Rhianda G.
Size 3 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
Knitter: Cera W.
Size 4 with added length modeled on 42″ (107 cm) bust
Mini skeins used for trim
Knitter: Cera W.
Size 4 with added length modeled on 42″ (107 cm) bust
Mini skeins used for trim
Knitter: Cera W.
Size 4 with added length modeled on 42″ (107 cm) bust
Mini skeins used for trim
Knitter: Jennie K.
Size 6 with added length modeled on 52″ (132 cm) bust
Handspun yarn
Knitter: Jennie K.
Size 6 with added length modeled on 52″ (132 cm) bust
Handspun yarn
Knitter: Jennie K.
Size 6 with added length modeled on 52″ (132 cm) bust
Handspun yarn
Knitter: Allena W.
Size 7 modeled on 46″ (117 cm) bust
Handspun yarn
Knitter: Allena W.
Size 7 modeled on 46″ (117 cm) bust
Handspun yarn
Knitter: Jessica G.
Size 5 modeled on 42″ (107 cm) bust
Handspun yarn
Knitter: Jessica G.
Size 5 modeled on 42″ (107 cm) bust
Handspun yarn
Knitter: Jessica G.
Size 5 modeled on 42″ (107 cm) bust
Handspun yarn
Knitter: Jessica G.
Size 5 modeled on 42″ (107 cm) bust
Handspun yarn
Knitter: Laura L.
Size 6 with added length modeled on 49″ (124 cm) bust
Contrast color used for all trim
Knitter: Laura L.
Size 6 with added length modeled on 49″ (124 cm) bust
Contrast color used for all trim
Knitter: Laura L.
Size 6 with added length modeled on 49″ (124 cm) bust
Contrast color used for all trim
Knitter: Madeline J.
Size 1 with added length modeled on 32″ (81 cm) bust
Knitter: Madeline J.
Size 1 with added length modeled on 32″ (81 cm) bust
Knitter: Madeline J.
Size 1 with added length modeled on 32″ (81 cm) bust
Knitter: Felicia T.
Size 3 modeled on 40″ (102 cm) bust
Knitter: Felicia T.
Size 3 modeled on 40″ (102 cm) bust
Knitter: Felicia T.
Size 3 modeled on 40″ (102 cm) bust
Knitter: Felicia T.
Size 3 modeled on 40″ (102 cm) bust
Knitter: Cindy C.
Size 6 modeled on 46″ (117 cm) bust
Knitter: Cindy C.
Size 6 modeled on 46″ (117 cm) bust
Knitter: Noa B.
Size 2 modeled on 34″ (86 cm) bust
Contrast color also used for sleeve trim
Knitter: Noa B.
Size 2 modeled on 34″ (86 cm) bust
Contrast color also used for sleeve trim
Knitter: Mandy B.
Size 4 with added length modeled on ????
Knitter: Mandy B.
Size 4 with added length modeled on ????
Knitter: Mandy B.
Size 4 with added length modeled on ????
Knitter: Karen P.
Size 3 with added length modeled on 37″ (94 cm) bust
Knitter: Karen P.
Size 3 with added length modeled on 37″ (94 cm) bust
Knitter: Marieke vB.
Size 3 with added length to create a dress modeled on 35″ (90 cm) bust
Knitter: Marieke vB.
Size 3 with added length to create a dress modeled on 35″ (90 cm) bust
Knitter: Marieke vB.
Size 3 with added length to create a dress modeled on 35″ (90 cm) bust
Knitter: Marieke vB.
Size 3 with added length to create a dress modeled on 35″ (90 cm) bust
Knitter: Lauren S.
Size 2 with added length modeled on 34″ (86 cm) bust
Knitter: Lauren S.
Size 2 with added length modeled on 34″ (86 cm) bust
Knitter: Wendy N.
Size 1 with added length modeled on 34″ (86 cm) bust
Knitter: Wendy N.
Size 1 with added length modeled on 34″ (86 cm) bust
Knitter: Jessica C.
Size 2 with added length modeled on 32″ (81 cm) bust
Knitter: Jessica C.
Size 2 with added length modeled on 32″ (81 cm) bust
Knitter: Jessica C.
Size 2 with added length modeled on 32″ (81 cm) bust
Knitter: Erin L, modeled by her daughter
26″ (66 cm) bust
Contrast color also used for neck and sleeve trim
Knitter: Erin L, modeled by her daughter
26″ (66 cm) bust
Contrast color also used for neck and sleeve trim
Knitter: Holli P.
Size 2 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
Knitter: Holli P.
Size 2 modeled on 35″ (89 cm) bust
Styled with top backwards over a long sleeved shirt
Knitter: Katie M.
Size 6 modeled on 46″ (117 cm) bust
Knitter: Jess L.
Size 4 modeled on 40″ (102 cm) bust
Knitter: Jess L.
Size 4 modeled on 40″ (102 cm) bust
Knitter: Jess L.
Size 4 modeled on 40″ (102 cm) bust
Knitter: Pam S.
Size 4 modeled on 44″ (112 cm) bust
Knitter: Pam S.
Size 4 modeled on 44″ (112 cm) bust
Knitter: Kimberly H.
Knitter: Jen G.
Size 10 with added length modeled on 60″ (152 cm) bust
Contrast color also used for neck and sleeve trim
Knitter: Jen G.
Size 10 with added length modeled on 60″ (152 cm) bust
Contrast color also used for neck and sleeve trim
Knitter: Jen G.
Size 10 with added length modeled on 60″ (152 cm) bust
Contrast color also used for neck and sleeve trim
Knitter: Kathrin K.
Size 5 modeled on 41″ (104 cm) bust
Knitter: Kathrin K.
Size 5 modeled on 41″ (104 cm) bust
Styled over long sleeved shirt
Knitter: Alicia A.
Size 7 with added length modeled on 52″ 132 cm) bust
Contrast color used for all trim
Knitter: Alicia A.
Size 7 with added length modeled on 52″ 132 cm) bust
Contrast color used for all trim
SHOULDER SEASON
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I’ve fallen in love with the versatility of a fingering weight sweater. A short-sleeved piece is especially great, as I can wear it on its own in warmer months and layer it over a fitted long-sleeved top in cooler months.

I’ve combined some of my go-to simple stitch patterns in this design: the same 6-row knit and purl pattern from my Air Hugs Cowl and Air Hugs Wrap with my favorite squishy garter stitch, because I’m me! SHOULDER SEASON is a short-sleeved saddle-shoulder design featuring a pop color at the shoulders with a rhythmic texture and clean finishing details. Pair a fingering weight yarn with a fun accent color for a whimsical and wearable piece that can be styled and enjoyed throughout the year. Subtly different necklines in front and back allow for reversible styling.

This size-inclusive top is designed to fit with 4”-6” (10-15 cm) of positive ease. It also looks great with zero ease or up to 4” (10 cm) of negative ease. Schematic measurements reflect a design hitting at high hip. Adjust length to suit your personal preferences. Changes in length will impact yarn requirements.

Find full gallery images here.

YARN
Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 463 yd / 423 m per 100 g, or similar fingering weight yarn.
This base is available in 100, 50, and 20 g skeins, so it’s easy to put together the right amount for your size.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4) [5, 6, 7] {8, 9, 10}

FINISHED BUST
32” (36”, 40”, 44”) [48”, 52”, 56”] {60”, 64”, 68”} / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112) [122, 132, 142] {152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm
Refer to schematic for additional measurements.

MAIN COLOR (MC)
689 (770, 907, 995) [1149, 1241, 1408] {1507, 1696, 1802} yd / 631 (705, 830, 910) [1051, 1135, 1288] {1379, 1551, 1648} m
149 (166, 196, 215) [248, 268, 304] {325, 366, 389} g]

Allow for approximately 11 (12, 13, 14) [15, 16, 17] {18, 19, 20} g of yarn for each additional 1” / 2.5 cm of length on the body.

CONTRAST COLOR (CC)
38 (47, 56, 65) [75, 84, 93] {107, 121, 130} yd / 35 (43, 52, 60) [69, 77, 86] {98, 111, 119} m
8 (10, 12, 14) [16, 18, 20] {23, 26, 28} g

NOTE: Yarn requirements use CC for shoulders only as shown in the samples. Many testers used CC for all of their ribbed trim.

GAUGE & NEEDLES
24 stitches & 44 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in 4 rounds stockinette, 2 rounds reverse stockinette, after blocking.
NOTE: the upper portion of the piece is worked flat at the same gauge (4 rows stockinette, 2 rows reverse stockinette).
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle, min. length 32” or 40” / 80 or 100 cm, or size needed to get gauge
US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needle in preferred length for working neckline and sleeve trim, or 1 size smaller than your main needle

TECHNIQUES
Provisional cast-on, knit stitch, purl stitch, picking up stitches along selvedge, increases and decreases, tubular bind off.

PATTERN ATTRIBUTES
This size inclusive reversible design is a written pattern with photos and a schematic. The pattern also provides links to useful video techniques.

CLICK for SCHEMATIC

EXPLORE ON INSTAGRAM
#ShoulderSeasonTop

Tech Editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Test knitting: Alicia A., Mandy B., Noa B., Cindy C., Jessica C., Jessica G., Vicky G., Rhianda G., Jen G., Kim G., Marietta G., Mary H., Kimberly H., Kristen H., Madeline J., Annette K., Jennie K., Kathrin K., Beth L., Erin L., Jess L., Laura L, Katie M., Wendy N., Holli P., Karen P., Louise R., Adrian S., Lauren S., Pam S., Felicia T., Katherine T., Marieke v.B., Allena W., Cera W., Emily W., Susie W., & Patty Y.

From Mary H.

After admiring Shana’s designs for a long time, I was excited to actually knit one of her patterns, and it did not disappoint! I am always interested in new construction and unique knits and this was a pleasure to knit up. Fun, engaging and easy to modify — Shoulder Season is a great pattern!

Mary was a test knitter for Shoulder Season.

From Madeline J.

I have made two different Shanalines tops and one I made twice (and I generally don’t like repeating patterns!).

Her patterns are super clear and easily customizable. She offers a lot of size options, but also shows you how to make adjustments.

She is an architect by trade and you can absolutely tell – the patterns I made (Recalibrate and Shoulder Season) are modular and interesting. They are not your typical sweater construction, but the design makes sense and the pattern is not difficult to follow.

She’s very open to feedback and quick to help if you run into an issue. Cannot wait to see what else she comes out with!

Madeline was a test knitter for Shoulder Season, and has also knit Recalibrate.