On A Whim is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern via my CustomFit custom pattern generator. Upon purchase, you’ll receive a credit for a custom version of On A Whim and instructions on how to create it.
Sometimes, a knitter just needs to throw deadlines to the wind and knit something new. At least, that’s how I felt when I took a break from mad book deadline knitting and whipped up these simple tees. On A Whim is a super-simple, super-wearable basic tee shirt of a sweater, with a flattering scoop neck and an easygoing a-line shape.
It features a slightly-wider-than-average neckline, and is shown in a long sweater length and 3/4 sleeves on Amy (in blue), and tunic length and elbow sleeves on Morgan (in red). Both Amy and Morgan are wearing set-in sleeve versions of this design. But you can choose whatever combination of lengths, silhouettes, and constructions you like! On A Whim is shown here in two different Indigodragonfly yarns, and the subtle shifts of the color compliment the simple lines.
On A Whim is available as a custom-gauge, custom-size pattern for the yarn and measurements of your choice via CustomFit. You can make this design in any of CustomFit’s silhouettes, constructions, lengths, and fits for men, women, and children.
Amy is shown wearing the sweater in a “women’s average fit”, and Morgan in a “child’s average fit”, both in an a-line silhouette and set-in sleeves.
Your own customized version of the On A Whim pattern will be written to your gauge, whatever it may be. This design works well at any gauge.
Morgan’s sample is shown in Indigodragonfly’s MCS Sock in the color “Only the exact phrase I used was don’t (Inara)”. The fingering weight fabric, blended with a generous amount of silk, results in an incredibly floaty garment that is perfect for warmer seasons. For a standard women’s size 0 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm elbow-sleeve sweater in Amy’s gauge of 7 stitches per inch, you’ll need approximately 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) hanks of MCS.
Amy’s sample is shown in Indigodragonfly’s Mergoat Worsted, in the special colorway “The Brain in Maine Feigns Trading Pain for Skeins”. The worsted-weight version is snuggly, substantial, and perfect for cold days.For a standard women’s size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm 3/4-sleeve sweater in Amy’s gauge of 5 stitches per inch, you’ll need approximately 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) hanks of Mergoat Worsted.
For other yarns, CustomFit will give you a yardage estimate before you finalize a custom pattern, but you can also use Hannah Fettig’s Stashbot app or pamphlet to estimate yarn requirements when purchasing yarn.
On A Whim is worked in pieces from the bottom up and then seamed, with set-in or modified drop shoulder sleeves.