I've been writing this pattern since July 2022, and I've finally finished my Ninja Sweater and Ninja Balaclava pattern!
This was my first time writing a pattern, but with Maysa's help, I managed to release it.
The Ninja Sweater has a longer back body covering up to the hips and is very warm. The Ninja Balaclava gently covers the entire head, warms the neck, and looks cute, just like a hood.
The most challenging part of writing the pattern was the sizing. I knit my sweater in size 2 (the equivalent of size M), but writing instructions for other sizes without actually knitting them was super difficult. Since I am not very good at math, calculating all the measurements was challenging and complicated. I re-do the calculations so many times that my notebook has no blank space any more.
The other thing I found difficult was communicating with test knitters to find mistakes and correct the pattern. For each revision, we found more errors to be corrected, and I needed to share an updated version to test knitters. It was a process for sure...
Everything I experienced in pattern-making was excellent learning for me.
It was a lot of hard work, but I am very happy that my sweater and balaclava designs are shared as a pattern. Thank you so much to all the test knitters involved and my partner Maysa.
I hope you enjoy knitting this pattern.
Ninja sweater and balaclava