Way back when we lived in NYC, Maria was our adopted grandma. Since she didn’t have any family there and neither did we, we were happy to make her a part of ours. She was adorably funny and super talented but was taken too soon by a battle with cancer. Stupid cancer. After she passed, one of the ladies who helped clean out her apartment brought me a little bag of Maria’s knitting supplies. In the bag, among the supplies, was a half finished, lavender sweater. I couldn’t bear to get rid of it.
Cut rectangles at top to match. The shape of the sweater is just a rectangle with slits at the sides for arms and a slit at the top for head.
Sew up side seams leaving 5″ open for armholes
Sew across top (shoulders) leaving 8″ open for neck.
Finish neck edge with a bias tape facing.
Bind shoulder seams to prevent unraveling.