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Broken. Textured Sweater Pattern.

Textured sweater knitting pattern

When I was in my early twenties, I thought that “perfect” exists. That there are people, places and lives that are just right and any deviation from this ideal is a failure. Of course life always shutters and tears down this kind of ideas at some point. You make mistakes that change the course of your life, but one day you wake up and realize that those mistakes were exactly what you needed to become who you are today and also to never repeat them again. It is just life that happens. YOUR life, in all its perfect imperfection.

When I was swatching for this sweater and the idea of creating a “broken” effect came to me, I felt so connected to it and I knew it would become one of my favorite projects if I can translate the meaning that it has for me through these stitches. It is my way to say to myself and maybe to one of you there – It is OK to be broken, it is OK to be imperfect, there is a beauty in it.

Textured sweater knitting pattern

Broken‘s texture is created by knitting the classic stockinette stitch next to reverse stockinette divided by a travelling elongated slip stitch. The slip stitch is “moving” in a seemingly random uneven line to create the effect of a broken piece. As I mentioned in my preview post, I designed the direction of the line on the needles, trying to catch this unstructured hectic look, and only when I was happy with it, I created the chart. You are welcome to use this chart of course for your project, but you can get adventurous and create your own broken line. The pattern will give you the structure and the limits, but inside these limits, you are free to “make your mistakes” aka draw your line.

The rest of the sweater is very basic – top down construction with elongated raglan line for a more casual look, basic body shaping and simple 2×2 ribbing to finish the sleeves and the hem. The sleeve knitting is very fun as it is rare when you are using different stitches for sleeves, it makes the process more diverse.

As for yarn, I suggest you getting out of your stash a skein that you have been craving to use for a long time. I feel like simple stitch patterns ask for your yarn favorites, when the yarn plays a main role in the pattern. I used Daughter yarn in Chocolate by YOTH yarns. So cozy and deliciously thick, I love how it is spun. The tiny speckles in a thread made the whole process even more fun. Make sure that the yarn you are choosing can create a nice stitch definition so you do not lose the broken effect.

I hope this holiday season you will be surrounded by people that you love and that love you for who you are, with all your perfectly made mistakes and broken pieces of your heart.

Textured sweater knitting pattern

Textured sweater knitting pattern

Textured sweater knitting pattern

Textured sweater knitting pattern

Textured sweater knitting pattern

Textured sweater knitting pattern

Textured sweater knitting pattern

 

General Pattern Information

CONSTRUCTION

Broken is a top-down seamless sweater knit using the compound raglan construction.

The piece is knit in simple stockinette/reverse stockinette stitch. The center travelling slip stitch breaks the pullover in two parts, creating the textured contrast between St st and Reverse St st fabric. The travelling st is moving in a seemingly random uneven line to create the effect of a broken piece.

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.

Then sleeve stitched are picked up and worked top down in the round.

DESIGN DETAILS

Texture

The texture is created with the contrast between stockinette and reverse stockinette st and the elongated slip st.

Sleeves

Sleeves are worked in the round top down, finishing with the 2×2 rib cuff.

Neckline

The neckline is trimmed with a simple i-cord.

Sizing

The sweater is graded for 9 sizes with approximately 7″ of ease. The sample is shown in size 2 with 7″ of ease.

B O D Y  S I Z E S:

Size 1 30″ [76 cm]

Size 2  34″ [86.5 cm]

Size 3  38″ [96.5 cm]

Size 4  42” [106.5 cm]

Size 5 46″ [117 cm]

Size 6 50″ [127 cm]

Size 7 54″  [137 cm]

Size 8 58″ [147.5 cm]

Size 9 62″ [157.5 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: 37 (40 ¾, 45 ¼, 49, 52 ½) (57 ¼, 61, 65, 69)” [94 (103.5, 115, 124.5, 133.5) (145.5, 155, 165, 175) cm]

Upper arm circumference: 10 (11 ½, 12, 12 ¾, 14 ¼) (15 ½, 17, 17 ¾, 19 ¼)” [25.5 (29, 30.5, 32.5, 36) (39.5, 43, 45, 49) cm]

G A U G E

17.5 sts & 26 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch after blocking.

Y A R N

5 (6, 6, 7, 7) (7, 8, 8, 8) skeins of Daughter by YOTH Yarns, 100% Domestic Rambouillet and Merino wool. Worsted weight (165 yds/75g). Shown in color Chocolate.

List of techniques used:

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

Picking up sts – link to photo tutorial is provided

Elongated slip st – chart, written instructions and link to the video tutorial is provided

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

I am running 15% discount to celebrate Broken’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!


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By |2019-12-23T08:03:55-07:00December 23rd, 2019|Knitting, Pattern|0 Comments

Broken Sweater. Details

textured sweater knitting pattern

Happy Friday! Today I can finally reveal you the project I have been working on for several months now. Since the very first knit sweater I was fascinated by the combination of knit and purl stitches and how this slightly different manipulation of the thread in your hands can create such a beautiful contrast. The idea for this design came when I was casually swatching with Daughter yarn in chocolate shade by YOTH yarns. I knew that this yarn will bloom best in a simple pattern, but I still wanted to add this touch of texture that I love so much in knitwear.

textured sweater knitting pattern

That is how the idea to “break” the sweater in two parts came – stockinette and reverse stockinette fabric. But I also didn’t want to divide the sweater with a straight plain line, it just didn’t “click” for me. And then I thought – why not to make the division random and hectic that will create a visual effect of a broken piece.

textured sweater knitting pattern

From there the knit was a breeze, well, almost – I ripped out the whole yoke when I realized that I don’t quiet like the way the line runs along the sweater. I designed the travelling line on the needles, trying different combinations of stitch shifting. And only when I was happy with the visual effect, I put it in the chart.

textured sweater knitting pattern

The rest of the sweater is pretty classic – relaxed body with the minimal shaping, simple 2×2 ribbing for cuffs and the hem, i-cord trim for the neckline.

textured sweater knitting pattern

I am really excited about this pattern and I can’t wait to show you the projects of my wonderful test knitters. The publication is on Monday – I hope I will see it on your needles this holiday season!

Have a wonderful weekend!


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By |2019-12-20T08:49:32-07:00December 20th, 2019|Knitting, Pattern|2 Comments

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.

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 |2019-09-09T06:33:12-07:00September 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 |2019-03-17T08:07:00-07:00March 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.

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 |2018-11-25T08:46:44-07:00November 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 |2018-09-19T20:39:34-07:00September 14th, 2018|Knitting, Pattern|6 Comments
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