I was out a couple of days ago wearing my favorite blouse that I got from Forever21. I loved the way it flowed nicely and made me look slimmer, I figured this would look good for my next knitting project.
This is my process when it comes to knitting, I get my inspiration then I put it on paper. It will take me a while but I eventually get to the final sketch with initial measurements. It's best to get your gauge and write it down, figure out the math and then start. Beats, starting then altering, too much of a headache.
Also, even if I make my gauges first it always is different when it comes to finally knitting different patterns together, so I usually weave in safety string so I can unravel if I need to make adjustments. I must admit I sometimes like a pattern on paper but hate it when it's knitted for a particular project.
This time, I lucked out. I loved the Raspberry Pattern (Trinity Pattern) It's a simple pattern of 4st repeat.
Row 1 & 3 (RS): K1 (selvage), P to the last (selvage), K1
Row 2 (WS): K1 (selvage), [KPK on the same stitch, P3tog] rep until the last (selvage), K1
Row 4 (WS): K1 (selvage), [P3tog, KPK] repeat until the last (selvage), K1
So far, I have finished the back, it's still depends on my mood on whether or not I'll add sleeves later. I'm liking how it looks right now.