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  • I originally wrote this sweater pattern in 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it was tech edited by Kristina McGrath and test knit by 28 wonderful test knitters.

    The pandemic and its impact extended far longer than anyone anticipated—and, in many ways, the pandemic's social impact continues. I put this pattern on hold while tending to other business, personal and health needs. In 2024, I revised the pattern to incorporate more things I'd learned about sweater shaping and to make small fit adjustments based on test knitter feedback.

    Blossom was and is a relaxed fit sweater, and many of the shaping details I added aren't readily apparent, but I think you'll feel them in the finished sweater.

    I want to acknowledge the amazing work of my original test knitters, and share their work below. Please note, however, that the pattern now reflects:

    • Narrowed neck circumference for most sizes and standardized it across the size range
    • Revised neckline shaping for a lower front neckline and more comfortable fit
    • Improved the yoke depth across the size range to make it more consistent
    • Increased the ease for all sizes to approximately 4 inches
    • Increased overall sleeve circumference for all sizes to give a better fit and to standardize ease across the size range
    • Decreased the bicep circumference in sizes 9 & 10
    • Adjusted sleeve length to end at a true three-quarter length based on more extensive sizing information

    Thank you to my original set of test knitters: Ana, Andrea, Angela, Anna, Beth, Betsy, Bev, Buffie, Chelsea, Denise, Donna, Elselynn, Erin, Hanna, Jasmin, Jennifer, Jess, Karalee, Kristin, Leigh Ann, Oleshia, Rita, Rose, Sara, Sarah, Stephanie, Sunbel, and Yiming.

     

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