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Fog. Textured Cardigan Pattern.

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Happy Monday, friends! Today I am happy to announce the release of my Fog cardigan pattern that’s been in the making for so many months. Sometimes simplicity takes more time to put into life than more elaborate patterns. I just really wanted to get this cardigan right – my goal was to make something that “flows” on your needles. I wanted simple stitches, straightforward construction and texture details.

I always loved the effect of slip stitches against the reverse stockinette stitch fabric, so I played around with their different placement, visually breaking down the fabric into pieces. The abrupt transition from the reverse stockinette to the ribbing creates the extra volume between the sleeve itself and its cuff. I used the natural tendency of the stockinette stitch fabric to curl in, leaving the edges of the front bands trimmed with a simple i-cord edge that is worked simultaneously along with the body. This created the extra volume and contrast between purl and knit sides.

I can’t wait for you to see the pieces created by my amazing test knitters – all of them are so beautiful!

I hope you will be inspired to have Fog on your needles this Fall!

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Textured Cardigan Knitting Pattern

General Pattern Information

CONSTRUCTION

Fog Cardigan is a top-down seamless cardigan with the neckband knit simultaneously with the main body of the garment. The yoke is shaped as a compound raglan, which creates a natural line that runs from the neck to the base of the armhole. Yoke instructions are written step-by-step for each size individually. Stitches for the sleeves are placed on hold at the end of the yoke, then the main body is continued to the hem. The main body is “framed” with  i-cord that is knit simultaneously with the main body and then meets with the i-cord bind off at the hem. Then sleeve stitched are picked up and worked top down in the round.

DESIGN DETAILS

Texture

The texture is created with the help of simple slipped stitches and the contrast between knit and purl stitches.

Sleeves

Sleeves are knit in the round top down, finishing with the high 1×1 rib cuff.

Neckband

The neckband is worked simultaneously with the body, reverse stockinette fabric naturally curves, creating the contrast between purl and knit sides.

Sizing

The sweater is graded for 9 sizes with approximately 11-14″ of ease. The sample is shown in size 2 with 11″ of ease.

B O D Y  S I Z E S:

Size 1 31″ [78.5 cm]

Size 2  34″ [86.5 cm]

Size 3 37″ [94 cm]

Size 4 40” [101.5 cm]

Size 5 43″ [109 cm]

Size 6 46″ [116.5 cm]

Size 7 50″  [127 cm]

Size 8 54″ [132 cm]

Size 9 60″ [152.5 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: 42 (45, 48 ¾, 52 ¼, 55 ¾, 59, 62, 66, 70)” [106.5 (114.5, 124, 132.5, 141.5, 150, 157.5, 167.5, 178) cm]

Upper arm circumference: 10 ¾ (11 ½, 12 ½, 13, 14 ¾, 16, 17 ¼, 18 ¼, 20)” [27.5 (29, 32, 33, 37.5, 40.5, 44, 46, 51) cm]

Intended ease 11-14″ (28-35.5 cm)

Shown in size  S with 11″ of ease

G A U G E

18 sts & 24 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch.

Y A R N

6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9) skeins of Father by YOTH Yarns, 100% Rambouillet wool. Worsted weight (220 yds/100g). Shown in color Sea Salt.

List of techniques used:

I-cord edge – written instructions and link to the photo tutorial are provided.

Picking up sts – photo tutorial is provided

Slip sts

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

Fog cardigan pattern is available for $7.

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I am running 15% discount to celebrate Fog’s release. The discount is applied automatically once you add the pattern to the cart.

Thank you for your support! Have a wonderful start of the week!


By | 2019-09-09T06:33:12+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Pattern|5 Comments

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

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.

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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

Polar Bear. Textured Sweater Pattern.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Polar Bear is live today! First of all I wanted to thank you for writing such beautiful comments and emails to me about Polar Bear sweater, I really appreciate, it makes me really happy that you like this new knitwear design!

When I hit the “publish” button, I always look back at the moment when the idea just sparkled in my head and find it quiet surreal to see it in physical form – both in my hands and on paper, and what is even more amazing, on your needles in the future. I remember that day when my bed (which I often use as my studio “”table”, because it is big enough) was covered in swatches and skeins of mohair and wool, and I remember how excited I was about starting this sweater.

As I mentioned before, I was saving Crazy Sexy Wool skeins to create a project that will also be easy for beginners. And I am sure this sweater can easily become your first garment project, even if all you knit before were just some accessories. This wool is perfect for it, as it is fast to knit and each stitch is standing out.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

The construction allows you to easily adjust the sweater to your taste, the pattern always indicate where and how to do that. For example, the neckline is designed as a wide boat neck that can be slipped off one shoulder if you wish to or wear it the traditional way, but if you are more into closed necklines, the pattern will let you know how to do that. The same is with the length, both of the body and sleeves – you can adjust it to your own taste, following simple tips.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

I hope you will have fun knitting Polar Bear and experiment with fibers and color combinations!

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

General Pattern Information

CONSTRUCTION

Polar Bear is knit bottom up in the round to the underarm, then divided for front and back to be worked flat. The sleeves are picked up and knit in the round top down. Very basic shaping, suitable for beginners.

DESIGN DETAILS

Texture

The texture effect is created with the use of simple mix of knit and purl stitches in a stripe sequence.

Fiber Contrast

The sweater is knit in two very different fibers – chunky Peruvian wool and light airy mohair. This contrast creates a dramatic visual effect and makes the whole knitting experience more engaging.

But you are free to experiment and change this suggested design feature. You can make the sweater using just one kind of yarn and you will still get the textured look. Or you can use yarns of the same weight for the stripe sequence.

Sleeves

Sleeves are knit in the round top down, in a simple stripe sequence. The length is adjustable.

Neckline

Wide boat neck can be worn as a classic neckline or slipped off one shoulder. The pattern gives instructions how to make the neckline opening narrower, if you wish to.

Sizing

The sweater is graded for 8 sizes with 6-6 ½” of ease. The sample is shown in size Small with 6″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 41″ [104 cm]

XL 44″ [111.5 cm]

XXL 47″ [119 cm]

3XL 50″  [127 cm]

4XL 54″ [137 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: 37 ¾ (40, 43 ½, 46 ¾, 50 ¼, 53 ¾, 56, 59 ½)” [95.5 (101.5, 110, 119, 127.5, 136.5, 142, 151) cm]

G A U G E

7 sts x 10 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch after blocking in yarn A.

Take time to check your gauge!

Y A R N

Yarn A – 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Crazy Sexy Wool” Wool and The Gang (87 yds [80 m] in 7 oz [200 g]; 100% Peruvian wool) in Ivory White.

Yarn B – 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins of “Take Care Mohair” Wool and The Gang (109 yds [100 m] in 1.75 oz [50 g]; 78% kid mohair, 13% wool, 9% polyamide) in Dusty Grey.

Please, keep in mind that the yardage is an estimate.

The pattern has been edited by a professional technical editor.

Random number generator picked 3 winners of the giveaway – Christina (Ravelry ID christinapurls), Diane (Ravelry ID DMarieLynn) and Marne (Ravelry ID milesofyarn). You will receive your copy of Polar Bear today! Thank you for all your kind words about this design!

Polar Bear Sweater is available for $7.00

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By | 2018-09-19T20:39:34+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Knitting, Pattern|6 Comments

Polar Bear Sweater

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Some projects just happen, seemingly without much supervision from my part 🙂 Crazy Sexy Wool skeins by Wool and The Gang have been in my stash for quiet some time and I had completely different plans for them, when on one Saturday morning I opened my closet, saw these chunky cozy balls of wool and got the idea –  why not to mix them with something airy, light and weightless in one project? The initial plan for Crazy Sexy Wool was to make a basic accessory to demonstrate simple knitting techniques for beginners, but it seems like I am always drifting to sweater knitting no matter what. And then I remembered that I still had Take Care Mohair! leftovers from my Mohair Flor sweater and that was it – I immediately got this rush of excitement I feel only when I find something that I know for sure I want to knit and wear. I love this feeling and sometimes I need to swatch for weeks to get this feeling from the project, but I always recognize it and only then allow myself to put my idea in the pattern, otherwise it is just not worth it, I have to love it to make it!

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

I knew that I wanted that sweater to be beginner friendly with basic shaping, simple stitches and very straightforward construction. I think beginners projects should be fun and just as exciting as more advanced ones when you gain more skills, so I think this combination of chunky wool with thin mohair is a nice spice-up touch to the basic sweater. It took me a couple of days of swatching to put together the stripe sequence that has some slight texture to it and is very easy to memorize.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

 

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

 

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

The sweater is so fast to knit, first of all because of the big gauge Crazy Sexy Wool creates and secondly it was just addicting to watch the change of fiber and stripes and texture as you knit, so you just don’t want to stop. I might as well suggest that you can make the entire sweater in 3-4 afternoons, it is that easy and fast to knit.

The moment I’ve made first couple of rows, I knew the name for it – Polar Bear Sweater. Because it is so deliciously chunky, soft and reminds me of ice and snow. It is something you will reach for in the cool foggy morning or cold evening when you just want to wrap yourself in warmth and coziness.

I also love that it is pretty versatile – though I am in love with the combination of wool and mohair, I know that some of you might want just solid color/yarn option – you can easily do that, just omitting the change of fiber, but because of the stripe sequence you will still get the texture.

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

I am going to publish the sweater most probably in a week, but for now I would love to give opportunity to you to win a copy of a pattern. All you have to do is to leave a comment under this post and with your Ravelry ID if you have one (if you don’t I can use your email to send you the pattern). I am going to choose randomly three winners. The giveaway is open until the publication post.

I hope you liked Polar Bear just as much as I do and it will find its home on your needles soon 🙂

Have a wonderful Sunday today!


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By | 2018-09-09T07:30:27+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Knitting, Pattern|42 Comments

Wings. Textured Sweater Pattern.

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

Wings sweater is live on Ravelry! This project started with Jesse’s email (from Knit One Crochet Too) – they have just launched their brand new yarn line – Daisy -and wanted me to try it out and create a design with it. In 80% cases I design from the yarn – the ideas start to form in my head when I have this tactile and visual experience with a skein in my hands.

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

Daisy didn’t disappoint. After the first swatch, I knew the sweater had to be simple, casual, but also true to my passion – knit texture. Seemingly simple design took several months to take shape in a wearable garment and instructions on the paper. I was looking for that perfect balance of the textured section and the stockinette – in my head it had to flow naturally along the yoke, the textured part couldn’t be too wide or too narrow, otherwise it broke the sweater into unattractive blocks that didn’t look coherent.

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

Many swatches and ripping off later, I think I managed to catch this balance of the gradient twisted rip pattern flowing along the raglan line that follows your shoulder and then pours into the side seam gradually disappearing as you approach the hem.

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

As you can see the rest of the sweater is a simple stockinette stitch. In my version I made the sleeves slightly longer – they fall all the way to my fingers, but this is just the way I love to wear my sweaters – you can stop at any point you want, the top down construction allows to adjust it without any problem. I also love roll the sleeves up for a more casual and relaxed look.

I also want to emphasize the importance of blocking – you just have to give Daisy fabric a quick batch, believe me, it is worth all the effort – the fabric smooths out and opens up in such a beautiful way.

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

One thing that I want to mention is the instructions for the yoke. I can assure you won’t find scary “at the same time” phrase, I love to break things down in details – the yoke instructions are written individually for each size, round by round with the notes on the twisted rib transition and stitch counts. You will have all the information in one place, all you have to do is trust the pattern and follow along. As a knitter, I find this very convenient and I hope you will too.

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

Wings. Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Test Knitting.

When I sent this photo to Oriana and Theresa with the request to test Wings, I received such a kind response and they were absolutely amazing – sending me little notes and recommendations, so we could all, including my amazing tech editor, make sure that knitters will have a smooth ride knitting from this pattern.

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

The way Theresa sees the knitwear makes my heart sing! Theresa made her Wings in Daisy’s Silver shade – just look how airy and magical it looks… And again, the drape – just perfect!

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

Oriana’s Instagram is one of my favorite places to visit – her knitting and travel diaries are mesmerizing. Knit in Royal Blue, Oriana’s Wings feature slightly cropped shape and 3/4 sleeves – the top down construction will allow you to make the length adjustments to your taste.

Wings Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

 

General Pattern Information

Construction.

The sweater is a seamless top down compound raglan. The yoke shaping is written out individually for each size.

Design Details

Twisted Rib “Wings”

The gradual transition from twisted rib to the stockinette stitch and the way the stitch columns are “growing” from the raglan seam create the “wings” effect.

Textured Side Seam Column

The twisted rib flows from the yoke into the side seam gradually disappearing as you approach the hem.

Twisted Rib Hem

Twisted rib pattern is mirrored at the hem for a simple finish.

Sleeves

Extra long sleeves are knit in stockinette stitch and the simple stretchy bind off allows the natural curling of the fabric.

Neckline

The sweater’s neckline is framed with classic i-cord.

B O D Y  S I Z E S:

  • XS 29 – 30″ [73.5 – 76 cm]
  • S 33″ [83.8 cm]
  • M 36″ [91.5 cm]
  • L 40″ [101.5 cm]
  • XL 43″ [109 cm]
  • XXL 46″ [116 cm]
  • 3XL 49″  [124.5 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: 34 ½ (37 ½, 40 ¼, 44, , 47, 50 ½,  53 ½ )” [87.5 (95.5, 102, 112, 119.5, 128.5, 136) cm.

G A U G E

22 sts x 27 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch after blocking.

Y A R N

4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of “DaisyKnit One Crochet Too (272 yds [248 m] in 3.5 oz [100 g]; 38% linen, 32% silk, 30% hemp) in Patina.

List of techniques used:

Twisted Rib – written instructions are provided.

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

The winners of the giveaway are Alix (Ravelry ID agbens), Melanie (Ravelry ID melshel) and Tamara (Ravelry ID tlgrover1). You will receive your copy of Wings today! Thank you so much for visiting and commenting!

Wings sweater pattern is available for $7.00

Thank you for your support and for being here!


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By | 2018-07-22T13:25:09+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Knitting, Pattern|4 Comments
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