Simple White Sweater

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Simple White Sweater

Basic white sweater that can be effortlessly thrown on with jeans was on my must-knit list for ages, since I learned how to cast on. But I was always distracted and tempted  by complicated and challenging patterns. But finally I got to it on my knitting machine.

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This sweater has been in WIPs for a long time. I started it in summer and finished it in October. It’s a paradox, but my machine knitting projects take me more time to finish than hand knitting. Maybe because I always do my own numbers for machine knitting, so a preparation takes much more time. Plus I don’t do machine knitting as much as hand knitting.

The sweater is a standard drop shoulder boatneck pullover with a slightly shaped waist and rolled up sleeves.

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Reverse stockinette stitch.

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The ribbing for the hem and sleeves was done by hand and then put on a knitting machine. The rib pattern is called “seed knit rib“. I’ve seen it in Nicky Epstein’s book “Knitting on the Edge” a long time ago. It’s a perfect ribbing if you don’t want your sweater to be pulled too much at the hem and sleeve cuffs.  

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Pieces were put together by crochet slip stitch.

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The sweater is made of soft 100% cotton yarn. I love the feel of it on my skin – so soft, cozy and light, but warm enough for cool mornings and nights.

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I am so happy that I actually made it after planning it for 4 years!

By | 2015-07-27T09:48:04+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Finished Objects, Machine Knitting|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Rebecca November 13, 2014 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    A classic…well done for persisting and finishing, it is a lovely feeling I reckon.

  2. Diane April 13, 2015 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    oh this is so very nice — and versatile

    • Alina April 13, 2015 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Diane! Very versatile – I wear it almost everyday!

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