The Two of Wands Magic Hour Sweater is a slouchy v-neck sweater perfect for beginners and knitters of all skill levels. Read more for a more detailed review and photos!
I had a duster/cardigan in my closet that I knit a few years ago and never wore. It wasn’t a bad pattern – I just realized after the fact that I didn’t ended up really needing it in my wardrobe. It sat on my shelf for a while unworn and collecting dust.
I recently pulled it out of my closet and realized that I could probably just unravel it and make something new! That’s one of the beauties of knitting! If I don’t like something I made, I can just turn it into something else. I suppose it’s the knitter’s version of refashioning clothing!
I spent a couple months casually browsing Ravelry to find the perfect pattern. It was important that I found a pattern that worked well with my yarn. I can be pretty picky with my pattern choices when it comes to knitting with multi-colored yarn, so I got to a point where I just waited for something to come along. Eventually, I ended up falling upon Two of Wands on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her knitting patterns! I immediately started browsing her pattern library and finally came across the perfect sweater pattern!
The Two of Wands Magic Hour Sweater
The Two of Wands Magic Hour Sweater pattern ended up being a great match for the yarn I recovered from my old cardigan. Not only is it a cute and easy sweater project, but the recommended yarn for the pattern is the Lion Brand Comfy Cotton yarn. This yarn ended up resembling my stash yarn (more details on that below), so I knew almost exactly how the finished product would look!
In simply looking at the image of the finished sweater, I could tell it would be an easy sweater to knit. First, it is knit using only rib stitch and garter stitch, which are two of the easiest in my opinion. Those two stitches make for great mindless Netflix knitting! Secondly, it is knit in separate pieces then seamed together. This method is similar to the construction of my We Are Knitters Silver Monk Sweater. This construction method is usually pretty easy as I don’t have to deal with knitting in the round.
Upon reviewing the PDF pattern instructions, I really like how the pattern is written out. It looked like it would be easy to follow and the diagrams with the finished measurements are very helpful.
The Knitting Process
Sizing, Adjustments, and Customization
I ended up knitting a size small based off of my measurements (34-29-38). No additional adjustments or any additional customization were necessary. I felt that the length of both the body and sleeves of the Magic Hour Sweater as is were sufficient.
The yarn that I used is Tandem by Tahki Stacy Charles. It’s very pretty and has some shimmer to it, which I love! It’s a very different type of yarn – not like your regular plied yarn. It is structured like a chain, so it adds a nice texture when it’s all knit up.
Knitting my Two of Wands Magic Hour Sweater
This sweater was another very easy project for me. You can never go wrong with a simple garter stitch when you want an easy knitting project. I would say that the most involved I felt in knitting this sweater was during the V-neck and sewing the sweater together. They weren’t super difficult for me, but definitely took a bit more effort and thought in order to shape the V-neck and get the stitches to line up while seaming my sweater together.
Overall, I’m super happy with how my Two of Wands Magic Hour Sweater turned out! I love how it’s a bit slouchy and drapes very nicely. The high-low hem line is perfect if you want to do a French tuck, which is something I almost always do with my tops! The Magic Hour Sweater pattern is also great for beginners or any intermediate/advanced knitter wanting an easier project. It also works so well with variegated yarns!
I can’t wait to wear my sweater more as the weather cools down and look forward to knitting another Two of Wands knitting pattern!