Finished Knit: We Are Knitters Pacific Sweater

We Are Knitters Pacific Sweater | knittedbliss.com

I’ve finished my We Are Knitters  Top, and I love it!

Pattern: Pacific Sweater Kit

Yarn: We Are Knitters The Cotton Yarn

Needles: 6 mm (US 10)

We Are Knitters Pacific Sweater | knittedbliss.com

I’ve been really loving the idea of summer sweaters lately, no doubt partially due to our lackluster summer thus far.  This top is perfect for hot days, and the cut is super forgiving for a wide variety of body shapes.  Which is great, since I’m only getting bigger! I’m still at that stage where I just look like I’m gaining weight,  I haven’t had the official ‘pop’ yet, but I can tell the Pacific Sweater will fit well beyond that. Got to love a knit that still looks good if your shape is fluctuating!

As I mentioned in my previous Knit-in-Progress post, the kits start with the pattern, and you have your choice of receiving the pattern in English, French, German or Spanish.  Then you choose your colours- I had 16 different colour choices for the Pacific Sweater, and they have added 4 more new colour choices (I’m loving the  Light Salmon), and it took me ages to decide, but in the end I landed on the can’t-fail classic, Natural.  Not only because it basically goes with everything, but I already knew I was pregnant when I picked it out, and figured that if I played my cards right, this top would be perfect for the summer during pregnancy, and next summer when I’m nursing (this is totally going to hide spit up), as well as beyond! This sort of style is going to be great for all stages.

You can also choose to receive their custom (and so freaking awesome!) beechwood needles (straights, no circulars). They come in the size recommended for the pattern gauge. As for shipping, that’s always one of my first questions when considering ordering from another country, and We Are Knitters offer some extremely reasonable shipping on kits into Canada and the US- under $10 shipping for most kits, and on orders more than $140, free shipping (sadly no Australian shipping, though!).

We Are Knitters Pacific Sweater | knittedbliss.com

I made one modification- I added i-cord ties at the back, because my life is way too busy for perfect posture that will keep it on my shoulders, and I didn’t want to be constantly adjusting it. They worked out perfectly- I love how they look, and the top stays perfectly in place.

We Are Knitters Pacific Sweater | knittedbliss.com

The pattern is very simple and easy to follow, but it counts rows, so that means row gauge must be checked! Also, the pattern only comes in one size- I think that this would work for anyone who would knit a sweater size 34″- 45″, but if you were bigger, I’d recommend going up a needle size or two and ordering a couple extra skeins; and if you are smaller, go down a needle size or two. The yarn is fantastic to work (so many cotton yarns are splitty, but this one didn’t split once) with and really forgiving and when wet blocked, you can block in a bit of length or a bit of width, depending on your needs.

We Are Knitters Pacific Sweater | knittedbliss.com
Getting photos for the Pacific Sweater was challenging, as there was a sulky toddler trying to escape just out of the shots- An Outtakes Post is coming soon!
* This is part two of a short series of sponsored posts for We Are Knitters. I chose the pattern kit and the colour, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

31 comments

  1. It’s so lovely! 🙂 I plan on making a summer sweater for next summer— although it would really be more fitting for this summer. What a lack lustre summer it has been here, too. At least my plants are happy. I think the i-cord ties are a great idea. They add a little something to the back, too. 🙂

  2. Becca   •  

    Ooh, this is dreamy! Love the shape and the deep V on the back! 🙂 x

  3. Jane   •  

    That looks gorgeous! The batwing/drop sleeve silhouette is always so lovely on you.

  4. Kat   •  

    This looks great! I love the i-cord ties on the back-what a good idea! This definitely looks like a sweater you’ll get a lot of mileage out of 🙂

  5. Katharina   •  

    The i-cord ties – brilliant idea! Makes the sweater so much more wearable!

  6. Tanis   •  

    You look terrific! The i-cords are great, I assumed they were part of the original design they are so perfect.

  7. Awesome photos Julie. I love that mural in the background. You are the perfect sweater model, bump or no. I will look forward to outtakes very much. You knit that baby up quick!

  8. Carla   •  

    What a great idea to add the cords. Much more comfortable than having something slipping down on you. Looks beautiful on you

  9. Sam   •  

    This is lovely Julie. I really like the addition of the I-cord ties to the back, I would think the sweater would be quite annoying to wear without them.

  10. Keren   •  

    It looks beautiful on you! The back is very unique. Great choice of (non?) color as well!

  11. Bekah   •  

    That looks so comfy! Nice to find some knitwear that can be worn in the summer! 🙂

  12. Ellen   •  

    you look beautiful!!! and you don’t look fat at all!! I love your sweater, great job!! can’t wait to see more out takes. those are always so fun!!

  13. Jennifer   •  

    this looks wonderful, Julie! Those icord ties in the back make it for me – they make the top so much more wearable, in my opinion!

  14. Andi   •  

    Stunning knit, Julie! I love it when there are patterns like this. A pattern that is simple enough to knit, but the wow factor is immeasurable.
    Brilliant idea to add the I-cord.

  15. miss agnes   •  

    Looking great and comfortable at the same time. I like the i-cord idea to avoid constantly having to bring the shoulders back up. And the baby bump is slowly showing, how exciting. A great knit you’ll enjoy wearing a long time, I’m sure.

  16. Brandy   •  

    Beautiful. You made a great choice. And the i-cords in the back are genius. Slipping shoulders would drive me crazy all day long and turn a beloved knit into a hated garment, but you took care of that in such a stylish way. And I love the graffiti wall you took your photos at!

  17. Sarah   •  

    dang, that’s a great looking sweater! I think the color choice really suits you too!
    looking forward to the outtakes!

  18. Nele   •  

    That looks SO good on you Julie! What weight is the yarn?

  19. yvette   •  

    This may sound silly but I love the graffiti art wall behind you. What a great backdrop to shoot a simple knit in front of. Wonderful photo.

  20. Snow   •  

    Beautiful! The sweater too 😉 Icord was a brilliant mod and the natural color choice can be dressed up (pull out your best pearls and satiny evening pants) or down with bright colored superstretchy tanks. Great length for hiding maternity stretch panels in pants. A very versatile wardrobe piece.
    The photo in front of the bright wall was an awesome choice.
    Hope you had a great holiday in SF.

  21. val   •  

    Wow, the back (with your clever mod) totally makes the sweater. Gorgeous! Love how you’ve styled it too, with the strappy top underneath. Brings a fresh twist to a classic shape and pairs perfectly with the fun grafiti backdrop!

  22. Bronchitikat   •  

    Nice jumper. The i-cord ties are a great mod.

    BTW – where did you find that amazing wall?

  23. Lynne   •  

    Love it, Julie! Love the added i-cord! Love narrow horizontal black straps of top under sweater too. Appreciate your styling. 🙂 Beautiful photos! You look great! Mamas glow 😉

  24. Jenny   •  

    This looks like a terrific sweater Julie and it suits you so well! And you look absolutely gorgeous 🙂 I see a lot of We Are Knitters around on social media and the like, will certainly consider buying one of their kits one day! jenny x

  25. Alicia   •  

    That i-cord tie is the perfect touch! I must have missed the post where you announced you were pregnant, if so, here’s a delayed congratulations!!!

  26. Alina   •  

    You look absolutely amazing! Love this ivory shade on you!

  27. Jennifer C.   •  

    Love the I-cord ties! Genius idea!

  28. Loulou   •  

    It looks beautiful, as do you, my friend. xo

  29. Tahnee   •  

    The I-cord is such a clever addition to the pattern. I really really love how this came out, looks perfect for summer!

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  31. tanna   •  

    Love this! And, I really appreciate your idea of the i-cord tie. There is nothing more miserable than struggling with a piece to keep it on. Gorgeous! blessings ~ tanna

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