Here’s a perfect end-of-summer knit. . . Nimbus, from Berroco’s Design Team. Whether you’ve been hesitant to knit a sweater in pieces and face assembling it, or if you just need a quick-knit gift for a good friend (or yourself) before fall hits, Nimbus fits! It’s a quick knit on size 11 needles, and the bulky Peruvia Quick yarn is perfect for practicing seaming, setting in sleeves, and weaving in ends. There’s even a video on Berroco’s YouTube channel that covers the set-in sleeve part!
Nimbus is a cropped sweater jacket featuring elbow length sleeves, a shawl collar, and single button. I layered two buttons to get the effect seen here! The only shaping is for the sleeves, and is pretty minimal — your basic knit two together and slip, slip, knit. Simple garter stitch bands keep the edges from rolling, and tie in nicely with the subtly curved collar. You’ll get to try your hand at seaming stockinette and garter stitch, and the large gauge makes it easy to see the difference.
This particular sweater was always intended for my sister Hannah, but served as a demo for a class I taught a few years ago — and so it sat, in half-assembled pieces and missing a sleeve in my UFO collection (that’s UnFinished Object, btw). No longer! Now I can totally justify a new yarn purchase!