Isn’t the Flowers and Diamonds Summer Top just gorgeous? I am thrilled that Sulaimon Toyyibah, the designer behind Toyslab Creations, has honoured us with a guest designer post for this pattern! A little bit about the designer: Hi, I am Sulaimon Toyyibah, the designer behind …
Today I am introducing you to the Trinity Sweater. To be honest I wasn’t sure whether to call it a sweater or a tee …. it’s somewhere in-between!
Those shorter sleeves make the trinity sweater the perfect transitional piece and is a must for any woman’s wardrobe. It will take you seamlessly through the cooler Spring days into the start of Summer and then again from the end of summer into fall. I just love it!
It is also a very practical top! My mum has asked me to make her one for work. She is a carer in a residential home for severely disabled children and young adults (up to age 18) and it is policy that she cannot wear full sleeved tops for work.
I have had this design in my head for over a year! Do you remember my trinity stitch tutorial? This one has been niggling at me since then. That washcloth really did start something! I started crocheting it up in July but had to put it to one side to meet some deadlines. It has been taunting me ever since and I decided it needed to be finished and deserved to be published!
The trinity stitch does the talking
This is not a complicated garment to make up. The front and back panels are rectangular with no real shaping until you get to the neckline and the sleeves are worked directly on the sweater after you have sewn the body together.
With the trinity stitch you do not need to show it off with much shaping or fancy flurries in the design. Sometimes simple is actually better … and I LOVE it when the stitch does all of the talking. I do not think this design calls for any frills or fancy hook work. Of course, you can embellish your top any way you want to! I just like the practicality and simplicity of this design and I am very much a jeans and simple top type of a girl.
For me I knew that I wanted to use WeCrochet’s Cotlin yarn for this project. I was lucky enough to get some of their reflections, but it looks like this particular one may be discontinued now. It is a DK yarn and the perfect mix of cotton (for warmth and durability) and linen (for the gorgeous drape – even when using a smaller hook and tighter stitch combo!)
If you would like to check for suitable alternative yarns I would recommend using www.yarnsub.com
For this top I would try to stick to a DK or #3 weight yarn / cotton mix so that you don’t loose any of that gorgeous drape.
Sizing and yardage
The Trinity sweater has been designed in 9 sizes – women’s XS to 5XL.
|XS||up to 30″||950|
You can purchase the PDF Pattern in any of my shops.
Spring Exclusives 2022
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