Happy Sunday! Today’s post is devoted to The Edge sweater, a textured knit with an unusual 3D cables, running along the body edges.
Whenever I start the pattern, I imagine how you are going to knit it and what you will get from it. The Edge was created with the knitter in mind who is looking for a wearable piece of knitwear which is engaging to knit, but the one that won’t require your 100% concentration all the time.
3D cables. This is the main design detail around which the whole sweater was created. The traditional cabling technique is slightly changed in this design, adding a little twist (pun not intended 🙂 ) to the cables which results in more volume and texture contrast against the stockinette stitch background. It was really important for me to place the cable right next to the plain fabric – so you can enjoy the mindless knitting time between crossing the stitches. If you place a traditional cable next to the stockinette stitch without adding any additional texture contrast, the cable would look somewhat flattened and with this technique I managed to avoid it and create the volume – it seems like the cable is growing out of the fabric. It also blocks beautifully and is not stiff at all. The great thing about these cables is that you get lots of in-between stockinette stitch knitting time. For me it seemed super fun and engaging – to look forward to the next cross of stitches.
The cabling is very easy, but for more visual help I added a step-by-step photo tutorial where I show you all the 3D crosses.
Chevron Seed Stitch. Why not to throw in the traditional knit/purl texture in the sweater design? Adds a great contrast to the cables, vertical placement visually lengthens the body, the chevron adds the geometric feel to the design and seed stitch “bumps” always look great!
Elbow Patches. Some vintage touch to the modern design – I sprinkled the chevron seed on the elbows, mirroring the central texture panel. Again, something to look forward to while working on a simple stockinette stitch sleeve.
Finishing. The Edge is framed with classic 1×1 ribbing on the hem, sleeve cuffs and the neckline.
Construction. The sweater is a seamless modified drop shoulder knit. The body is worked bottom up and then the sleeve stitches are picked up from the armholes for a top down knit. This allows you to modify the length of the body and sleeves.
Yarn. The Petite wool is something between heavy worsted and aran weight, but the nature of the spin allows a nice drape without bulking up. It knits up easily and creates a great stitch definition.
General Pattern Information
B O D Y S I Z E S:
XS 32″ (81.5 cm)
S 34″ (86.5 cm)
M 38″ (96.5 cm)
L 40″ (101.5 cm)
XL 43″ (109 cm)
XXL 46″ (117 cm)
3XL 50″ (127 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: 39 (41, 45, 47, 50, 53, 57)” (99, 104, 114, 127, 134.5, 144.5) cm.
G A U G E
14 sts x 16 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch after blocking.
M A T E R I A L S
Y A R N
6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of We Are Knitters “Petite Wool” (153 yds [140 m] in 3.5 oz [100 g]; 100% Peruvian wool) in Spotted Pink.
List of techniques used:
- 3D cable – the step-by-step photo tutorial, written instructions and chart are provided.
- Basic knit/purl texture – written instructions and chart are provided
I would love to thank my wonderful test knitters – Michelle, Uiko, Quynh and Ginta! Please, check their amazing projects in the pattern gallery!
Big thank you to my friend Elena for helping me with the photos for this post – you are the best!!
And, of course, We Are Knitters – thank you so much for giving me 100% creative freedom and for the opportunity to make one knitter happy. Yes, it is yarn giveaway time! Please, check my Instagram @giftofknitting today to enter The Petite Wool giveaway! The winner will get enough yarn to make The Edge sweater and choose the color! The pattern is NOT included in the giveaway.
And speaking of giveaways – I am happy to send the pattern copy to the randomly chosen winners -Alix, Margaret, Kate G, Magoo and Pixiewear, you will get your copy today! Thank you for being here and for commenting!
The Edge sweater is available for $7.
I am running an introductory 15% discount on the pattern!
No code needed! Just add the pattern to the cart and it will be automatically discounted.
Thank you for your support! Happy knitting!