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Eugenia Sweater Project for Moeke Yarns

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

When Ioana from Moeke Yarns contacted me back in Fall if I would be willing to be a part of a new knitwear collection for Edingburgh Yarn Festival 2019, I said yes immediately – you know how much I love this yarn company and am proud to be a part of their story since 2016. We discussed the concept of the sweater with Ioana – she had in mind a texture rich knitwear piece with the vintage feel and with the variety of stitches to show off the beauty of Elena yarn. Texture and mix of stitches? I am always in!

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

I started with creating the moodboards in Pinterest and with swatching. Though my goal was to really get out of the standard logic of the pattern, I still wanted the knitters to enjoy an easy, not overly complicated knit. Something that will look like a puzzle, but where each piece of the puzzle is easy to put together.

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

So I had the idea to cover the lower part of the sweater in cables with the use of the short rows to create an asymmetric cut and then throw in a mix of ribbing stitches. The sweater is broken down in half with the cable bind off.

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

Ioana organized an amazing photoshoot for the collection. Check Moeke Yarns IG to see the amazing work by Josh and Valentina – it is an honor to be a part of such an incredible team! Also make sure to enter the giveaway on Moeke Yarns instagram page – it is open until Monday!

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

I hope you will pick up your yarn kits at EYF next week and I will see Eugenia on many needles! The sweater pattern will be available online March, 21st.

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

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!


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By | 2019-03-17T08:07:00+00:00 March 17th, 2019|Knitting, Pattern|1 Comment

January Progress

Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Happy Thursday! My January projects for Moeke yarns and for YOTH are starting to take shape not only on my needles, but also on the paper. Those two pieces are so different in construction, texture, yarn and overall look that it can be overwhelming to keep all the details in the head, but I actually enjoy switching between each of them when I get stuck with the wording or the number or the logic. Moeke project is very rich in texture and full of little construction details. I stopped in the middle of the sweater to block it to check the gauge and the overall look. So far it is working out exactly as my initial idea.

Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Fog is a relaxing knit with small texture details. It is so addicting to knit that it took me all my will power to stop and actually write down the steps. I push myself to finish the first draft for test knitters for next week, so if you are interested in a test knit, let me know in the comments or check my IG page for the updates!

Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

At the moment Fog is moving on to the blocking stage, excited to see how the Father yarn will open up, I had a great experience working with it!

Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week! I’ll see you on Sunday!


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By | 2019-01-10T08:12:03+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Knitting|0 Comments

Moeke Love

Moeke Yarns. the Gift Of Knitting.

Happy Sunday, friends! Hope you are enjoying the holiday frenzy! A quick update from me 🙂 While I am working non-stop-no-days-off at my day job, trying to get everything done by the end of the year, there is one project that I am so enjoying working at when I crush at my couch at the end of the day 🙂 Ioana from Moeke Yarns were kind enough to offer me a very interesting design challenge to show off Elena yarn at its best. After working with Moeke on so quiet a few projects, I seem to “know” the yarn well enough to get the best of it, hopefully, in the wearable form.

Moeke Yarns. the Gift Of Knitting.

I missed its rustic feel, natural smell and muted undyed natural shade. The sweater is growing steadily and I am trying an unusual construction that will be both wearable and fun to knit. Looking forward to showing you more in 2019!

Moeke Yarns. the Gift Of Knitting.

Moeke Yarns. the Gift Of Knitting.

Have a very happy Christmas with your dear ones!


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By | 2018-12-23T09:21:57+00:00 December 23rd, 2018|Knitting|1 Comment

In Fog

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Happy Wednesday! Have you already been taken over by the holiday frenzy? I still haven’t done my proper Christmas planning, but some lights, candles and chocolate are definitely on my list. It is almost two weeks to Christmas, but I am so looking forward to it! I have just one day off at work, but I decided to make the best of it! Walk in the morning, get my matcha latte in a favorite cafe, read, knit and have dinner with friends.

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

I have so much knitting going on behind the scenes, I haven’t been sharing much of it as often I have to choose between taking photos and knitting; and as much as I love creating my mini yarn photostories, I have been craving for just knitting at this point.

I am looking forward to sharing some beautiful projects and collaborations with wonderful women in the year to come!

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Have a wonderful day today!


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By | 2018-12-12T06:07:34+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Knitting|2 Comments

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

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
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