I love the Knitting Pure and Simple patterns -- they are always easy to read and to make up. They are accurate to the measurements on each one, but not necessarily consistent from one pattern to another. In other words, don't just assume you always wear a medium and skip the measuring part -- you will be disappointed about the fit. The way the neck begins is confusing, as stated right away in the instructions, but just as they said, it becomes evident as you go along. Voila!, the neck is shaped just as it should be ... lower in the front than in the back. The one-piece construction is easy and appealing to even a beginning knitter and the sweater is very cute!
Love, love, love this sweater. I made it out of Berroco Remix (A perfect yarn for this sweater!) I decreased stitches on the underarm of the sleeves as I knit along so they'd be tapered a bit, only 10 stitches in total and I'm glad I did.
If you have narrow shoulders you may have to adjust the amount of stitches you pick up for the ribbing. I also wear this sweater with a turteneck and with a scarf. Very versatile style.
I chose this sweater and made it in a deep cranberry colored worsted wool.
I'm really torn about the review. The sweater is really simple to knit, but it looks awful on me. If you're ample in the bosom area, consider some other pattern maker. The raglan sleeves really enhance the bust line. Also, these patterns seem to have been designed when sweater lengths were shorter, so double check the measurements and adjust accordingly.
I love the simplicity and ease of working the KPS patterns, but unfortunately they look terrible on me.