I tend to be pretty traditional in the knitting projects that I choose. I like pullovers and open cardigans. Sometimes I’ll knit a cardigan with buttons but I usually don’t use them.
While there’s a bit of intimidation factor involved in installing a zipper into a knit project, it’s really not that hard to do and it gives a project a great, polished look.
The Coastal Zip Up by Winter’s Weather Knits is a great option for fall and winter wear. It includes that zipper closure and lots of great details like double-layer cuffs, collar and hems, big pockets and raglan shaping.
It comes in nine sizes for bust measurements from 36 to 68 inches, and 5-7 inches of positive ease is recommended so you can wear it as outerwear.
You can download a copy of the pattern from Ravelry.
[Photo: Winter’s Weather Knits.]