Today’s Freebie Friday includes links to the free patterns I used for reference on my WIP (work in progress).
The sweater I intended to make (Lionbrand Granny Square Cardigan) has morphed and is going in a completely different direction. It started with a granny square since that’s where I chose to start the pattern. I soon realized my squares were coming out way too large and most importantly, that I didn’t like them. I found a granny square I liked (springtime square) and made 12 of those. They were still too large but I believed I could compensate. I was happy with my new squares.
I started the instructions for the back panel and quickly came to the conclusion that I didn’t like the stitch pattern for that either. From the jump, I wasn’t happy that there was only one picture of the sweater for reference: the front view. But it looked pretty and I assumed that it was mostly black with grey accents. I should have read the pattern a little more thoroughly. I would have noticed that it was mostly grey with a little black. But no matter, I could easily change the grey to black so I started the back. Ugh! I no likey! So I ripped back all four rows I’d finished and threw the yarn ball back in the bag. I pulled out my finished squares and envisioned a different sweater I could make with them.
To the internet! I found some lovely sweaters made out of granny squares. Granted, I wasn’t necessarily looking for a sweater made up of just granny squares but I wasn’t against the idea either. Here’s what I found for inspiration.
My finished sweater will probably be a combination of all these ideas with a big dose of my own personal flavor. I include the Lionbrand sweater as part of the inspiration because I still think the picture is beautiful and it ‘inspired’ me to finally get started on a sweater.
I am not affiliated with any websites nor do I make any money from these sites. They are simply patterns I like or would like to try myself.