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Sweater Diary

Textured Sweater Pattern

I am continuing my recently started Sweater Diaries, where I show you the snaps of the process from the very beginning when the idea was just forming into my head. I love coming back to these moments and I hope you will enjoy them as well!

Amber

Sweater Diary

Textured Sweater Pattern

Have a wonderful day today!


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By | 2018-12-05T08:04:44+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Knitting, Sweater Diary, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Knitwear Inspiration. Ryan Roche.

Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting.

This month I would like to share with you one knitting company which vision and aesthetic is so appealing to me. Ryan Roche is a knitwear designer based in Woodstock, New York. Ryan’s work is all about femininity, comfort and quality. Described as “modern minimal romance”, Ryan Roche brand is supporting the responsible manufacturing via sustainable low-impact production. The center piece of all her collections is cashmere – timeless fiber that she is using in dresses, comfy cardis, oversized soft sweaters…

Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting. Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting.

The color palette is neutral, the lines are simple with just enough detail. Those pieces can be worn for many years, preserving their quality and style.

Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting. Knitwear Inspiration. The Gift Of Knitting.

For more inspiration, visit the brand’s website ryan-roche.com

Have a great day today!


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By | 2018-11-29T07:47:33+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Knitting Inspiration|2 Comments

Amber. Textured Sweater Pattern.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Amber sweater pattern is live on Ravelry! Thank you so much for your patience, I’ve been back and forth editing the pattern file, changing things, just to make sure that you will have everything you need to knit this sweater worry free.

Amber is knit on 6 mm (US 10) needle, so by the time you are done with the second cable repeat, you will be binding off the sweater body. It makes the whole process more engaging and keeps things fresh.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting. Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Because of the nature of the cable, it looks different depending on the angle – whether it is a diamond shape formed on each side, or an hourglass on the front, or simple cable twists on the shoulder. That is my favorite detail of this sweater.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

The fabric created by Daughter is soft, holds the shape greatly and has a nice flow to it so even a heavily textured sweater won’t look bulky.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

General Pattern Information

CONSTRUCTION

Amber sweater is knit bottom up in the round to the underarm, then divided for front and back to be worked flat. The modified drop sleeves are picked up and the cap is created with the help of short rows, eliminating all extra fabric for a better fit. The sleeves are knit in the round top down which allows to modify their length.

DESIGN DETAILS

Texture

Traveling voluminous cables are knit against a simple knit/purl textured background. The cable looks different depending on the angle – whether it is a diamond shape formed on each side, or an hourglass on the front, or simple cable twists on the shoulder. Rich in texture body creates a contrast with plain stockinette stitch sleeves.

Sleeves

Sleeves are knit in the round top down, starting with a cap shaped with simple short rows. The length is adjustable.

Neckline

A classic neckline is trimmed with 1×1 ribbing.

Sizing

The sweater is graded for 8 sizes with approximately 8″ of ease. The sample is shown in size Small with 8″ of ease.

B O D Y  S I Z E S:

XS 31″ [78.5 cm]

S 34″ [86.5 cm]

M 37″ [94 cm]

L 40” [101.5 cm]

XL 43″ [109 cm]

XXL 46″ [116.5 cm]

3XL 50″  [127 cm]

4XL 52″ [132 cm]

F I N I S H E D   M E A S U R E M E N T S:

Chest/Bust at Underarm: 41 1/2 (43 1/4, 47, 49, 51 3/4, 55 1/2, 59 1/4, 61 1/4)” [105.5 (110, 119.5, 124.5, 131.5, 141, 150.5, 155.5) cm]

G A U G E

17 sts x 22 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Moss rib.

Y A R N

4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins of Daughter by YOTH (150g/330 yds) in Natural Vanilla.

List of techniques used:

Moss Rib – written instructions are provided.

Traveling cables – chart and row by row written instructions.

The pattern has been edited by a professional technical editor and test knitted.

Amber sweater pattern is available for $7.

BUY NOW

Veronika, the owner of YOTH, was so kind to offer one of my readers an opportunity to win a bag of Daughter yarn to make Amber!

The worldwide Daughter yarn giveaway will be open today on my Instagram page, make sure to check it later for the opportunity to win this wonderful yarn!

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.


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By | 2018-11-25T08:46:44+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Knitting, Pattern|5 Comments

Amber Sweater

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Amber sweater – textured, slightly oversized, cable sweater. Basically, everything I love in Fall/Winter knitwear. The project idea was born in summer, while I was still in Russia. I remember sitting in my Granny’s countryside cabin and swatching with this delicious wool. It was raining outside and I could smell fresh cottage cheese pancakes in the kitchen… Pure bliss!

I finished the sweater in September and during these last weeks was watching how it was growing on my wonderful test knitters’ needles. I plan to publish the pattern this Sunday and it will make me really happy to see your versions of it this winter. Knit on size 7 needles, it is a pretty quick knit, with the fun textured stitches and generous voluminous cables!

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Daughter yarn was made to knit the texture – each stitch is so clear and crispy. The yarn creates the fabric that also keeps the form really well, so over the time the cables won’t stretch the fabric and the sweater won’t grow.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

I love every single detail of this sweater – I poured my heart and soul into it. Happy to add it to The Gift Of Knitting Designs family!

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Thank you for being here! Have a wonderful day today!


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By | 2018-11-14T07:56:56+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Stages

Textured Sweater. Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Happy Sunday! The weeks are flying by, my schedule is getting busier and busier, but there is always time for knitting. I caught myself that right now I am enjoying three stages of the sweater knitting, each of them I love in its own way.

Amber is done and in the hands of my technical editor who is helping to perfect the pattern for the publication. This stage is always exciting, you see your idea come to life exactly as you envisioned it and you actually put it down in the written form! Oh, and you get to wear the sweater, that you already love so much!!

Textured Sweater. Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Fog is in the process, the structure, the math, the logic, all is very clear in my head and right now I just need to make sure that it translates well into the knitting process.

Chocolate is in the experiment/swatch stage when I get to know the yarn better and test ideas from my notebook I keep updating almost every day with the knitwear dreams 🙂 Lots of ripping off at that stage, but I know it is going to be worth it when I catch “I HAVE TO knit this” moment.

Textured Sweater. Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

I am off to work and I hope you will share with me what’s your favorite sweater knitting part!

Have a wonderful day today!


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By | 2018-11-11T09:16:38+00:00 November 11th, 2018|Knitting|2 Comments

In Progress. B&W.

Knitting Sweater. The Gift Of Knitting.

Moments I cherish – waking up before the sun, candle light, my project bag with a yarn skein peaking out, wool in my hands, driving to work with LP playing, thank you emails from the clients, sound of waves breaking, warmth, coolness, taste of dark chocolate melting in the mouth, Julia Roberts movies, white T-shirt and messy hair, my people ♥

Fog Sweater. In Progress.

Knitting Sweater. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitting Sweater. The Gift Of Knitting.

Knitting Sweater. The Gift Of Knitting.

I am loving this project so much already and make sure to spend every free minute working on it. I am also excited to say that my latest pattern is already in the hands of a technical editor and I will share it with you later this month!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Knitting Sweater. The Gift Of Knitting.


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By | 2018-11-08T08:05:34+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|4 Comments
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