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Eugenia. Cable Sweater Pattern

Cable Sweater Pattern

Eugenia sweater was published 8 a.m. London time – to celebrate the first day of Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019. Eugenia sweater was created in collaboration with Moeke Yarns that will be hosted by Cross and Woods yarn store at EYF. If you are lucky enough to be in this part of the world, make sure to visit their stand, where you will find not only natural colors of Moeke, but also a batch of Elena yarn dyed with plants!

Cable Sweater Pattern

You will also be able to see the whole Moeke knitwear collection prepared for this event – Eugenia, Mariora and Aurica sweaters knit by our wonderful test knitters! We call them Romanian beauties – all the names we used for the sweaters are traditional Romanian names, but Eugenia has a very special meaning to me. This is the name of my dear Granny Eugenia, back in Russia. She is the one who taught me to knit and made me fell in love with this craft that has so much meaning in my life right now!

Cable Sweater Pattern

Cable Sweater Pattern

Cable Sweater Pattern

But before I came up with the name for the publication, this sweater draft was saved in my computer as “Puzzle”. I wanted to create the image made of pieces that are intertwined together, but also easy enough to knit. You start with the cables, creating the asymmetrical line with the use of short rows, “break down” the sweater in half with the use of icord cable bind off and then continue in the mix of different ribbing stitches – each element is easy to knit, but when put together create a visual effect of the complicated puzzle.

Cable Sweater Pattern

Cable Sweater Pattern

Cable Sweater Pattern

The sweater is knit with pretty generous ease – at least 10″, but Moeke creates such an amazing fabric drape that the sweater easily “flows” around the body without creating the bulky feeling.  Make sure to block the sweater after you are done – it will make a huge difference in the fabric!

Cable Sweater Pattern

Cable Sweater Pattern

Cable Sweater Pattern

Details. This sweater is like a mini collection of different techniques that you are discovering as you are making your way up to the neckline. I had self doubts of how the final piece will look like and I am so happy that it turned out exactly as it is. It took me months to put it together, but it was definitely worth it adding it to The Gift Of Knitting designs collection.

Cable Sweater Pattern

Cable Sweater Pattern

Cable Sweater Pattern

General Pattern Information

Cable Sweater Pattern

CONSTRUCTION

Eugenia sweater is knit bottom up in the round, creating cable rich fabric with the asymmetric cut produced with the help of short rows. Then this part is bound off with the cable bind off, the stitches are picked up from the cable bind off and the sweater is divided for front and back to be worked flat in a new stitch pattern. The sleeves are knit in the round top down in a simple 1×1 ribbing.

DESIGN DETAILS

Texture

The sweater features numerous textures that create the effect of the puzzle pieces put together. The sweater starts with the fabric covered in simple cables, the cable bind off is added to visually break the sweater in two parts and then the mix of different ribbing stitches is added.

Sleeves

Sleeves are knit in the round top down. The length is adjustable.

Neckline

The neckline is a simple shaping free boatneck. The pattern gives the tips how to make it wider/narrower according to your taste.

Sizing

The sweater is graded for 8 sizes with approximately 11” of ease. The sample is shown in size Small with 11″ of ease.

B O D Y S I Z E S:

XS 31¨ (78 cm)
S 34¨ (86 cm)
M 37¨ (94 cm)
L 40¨ (101.5 cm)
XL 43¨ (109 cm)
2XL 46¨ (117 cm)
3XL 50¨ (127 cm)
4XL 52¨ (132 cm)

G A U G E

1 rep = 5″ in Cable stitch after blocking.

Take time to check your gauge!

Y A R N

500 (530, 580, 620, 660, 700, 750, 780) g of Moeke Yarns “Elena”.

T E C H N I Q U E S 

  • Basic cables
  • Short rows
  • I-cord cable bind off
  • Twisted stitches

Eugenia sweater is available for $7 USD.

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Thank you for your support!!!


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By | 2019-04-11T06:01:12+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

2018, Thank You!

This photo that I took on one of the gloomy days is the perfect presentation of my year – dark and beautiful at the same time with the darkness bordering with light. 2018 was the year when my life has changed drastically, I really feel like I am learning to live all over again. This was a year of great losses that were hard to live through but that helped me to become stronger and discover myself better. I lost dear to me people, both physically and emotionally, I lost the sense of a place for me in this world. But no matter what I am deeply grateful to 2018 for how kind and generous it was to me, for all the beauty I was lucky to see, for all the amazing people by my side, for the ability to work, for my health and strength, for this place here and for knitting, of course, that helped me to stay grounded through many things.

I have designed, knit and published some very special to me pieces:

La Flor sweater is the additional pattern to the original design that took a completely different shape in airy mohair.

The Edge sweater became one of my favorite pieces with 3D volume cables and rich texture.

I mixed Wheat and Heritage sweaters in one project knit in beautiful alpaca yarn in perfect green shade.

Wings sweater is a simple with a twist (literally!) project – the twisted ribbing creates the wings effect on your shoulders!

The interpretation of The Edge in lighter yarn in neutral color – was my perfect travel companion!

Polar Bear – one of the favorites of all time! Combining chunky wool with the light mohair was such a delicious tactile experience!

Amber Sweater – my newest pattern that features dramatic travelling cables against a rich textured background.

Alina Cardigan for YOTH yarns was finally published this year and I couldn’t be happier with it!

I wanted to thank you for this year of support, for being here and for always being my biggest inspiration behind this project!

Sending lots of love to you and your families! Happy New Year! 2019 is going to be magical!


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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

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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 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

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.

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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!

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

Grey Edge. Textured Sweater.

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Grey Edge sweater was supposed to accompany me on my plane ride across the ocean, but way too many things got into the way and on the day of my big trip, it was still missing one sleeve. Good thing I am not short on neutral knits and Mohair Flor kept me warm during my multiple flights this time.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

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As for the Edge, I have finished it here, while sitting in the armchair in my Granny’s apartment where I grew up. It was such a weird and at the same time beautiful feeling to come back to this old place and all the memories.

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I took Grey Edge‘s photos on a gloomy windy morning in my Dad’s garden and I love how well this sweater fits the surroundings and how this piece was knit on two different continents, both equally important and dear to me.

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As I mentioned before, Grey Edge is my slightly modified version of the original pattern, because apparently I can never have enough of a sweater design first time around and always crave a little bit more. The main modifications are the neutral color, finer yarn and shorter body length. Though the mods are not significant they make the sweater pretty different from the original and it is always great to have some diversity in the knitwear wardrobe.

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I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!


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