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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.

BUY NOW

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

Sweater Diary

Textured sweater knitting pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

Lately I’ve been thinking that I would love to share more of the process of creating my knitwear pieces, because at the end of the day knitting is not just a pretty finished object, but all this beautiful WIP mess in between that we love so much. I do share of course some parts of it here, but not enough and for those I usually grab my Canon and try to take beautiful photos, but recently I started just grabbing my phone, which is easy and snap one or two photos of the process, without trying too hard – the swatching mess, first cast on, ripping off, starting all over again…

So I thought I would love to keep those memories here and create Sweater Diaries that I can come back to and look at and remember those moments of inspiration that ended up as a wearable piece and a PDF file that walks you through each step of the way. I hope you will also find them inspiring in some way.

My first sweater diary is for Polar Bear – here you will see those moments when I first got the idea to mix very different fibers in one project; first cast on, that I believe was ripped off later and started all over again; ripping off old ideas that didn’t end up as knitwear, but came in handy for this project…

Textured sweater knitting pattern. The Gift Of Knitting

I hope you are going to have a wonderful Sunday!


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By | 2018-12-05T07:49:14+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Knitting, Sweater Diary|2 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

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

Wings Sweater. Preview and Giveaway.

Wings. Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Today I can finally share with you some details of the sweater I have been working on since spring. The moment I had Daisy yarn in my hands, I knew the future piece has to be simple, feminine and with just a touch of texture. Linen, silk and hemp blend has a double action – crisp stitch definition and amazing drape.

Wings. Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

I wanted to keep the details simple, but interesting enough to work on. I always wanted to incorporate twisted stitches in one of my designs, I think they create such a great visual effect, standing out against the stockinette stitch background. But I wanted to use this pretty simple stitch in a little bit unconventional way – this is how the idea of the staircase pattern occurred to me – I just love this gradual transition to the stockinette stitch and the way the stitch columns are “growing” from the raglan seam. And this detail gave the name to the sweater – Wings.

Wings. Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

The rest of the sweater is very simple – good old stockinette with some Twisted rib on the side to keep you interested and engaged. After blocking Daisy opened up in such a beautiful way – the fabric floats around your body with a slight silk sheen. The sweater looks great with simple pair of jeans or white pants, casual and effortless. I’ve made my sleeves slightly longer, just the way I like it – they fall all the way down to my fingers, but as it is a top down construction, you can stop at any point you want. I also love rolling them up for a more casual look.

 

Wings. Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

The finishing is very simple – i-cord around the neckline and raw edge sleeve cuffs to allow the natural curling of the stockinette stitch fabric.

Wings. Textured Sweater Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

I hope you will enjoy making this sweater. The pattern will be published on 18th of July – exactly in a week! Meanwhile, me and Jesse (from Knit One Crochet Too) want to give you a chance to win a yarn kit and pattern copies of Wings sweater.


Wings Sweater Pattern 3 copies Giveaway

The giveaway will run from Wednesday, 11th of July to Wednesday, 18th of July.

WHERE: The Gift Of Knitting blog.

TO ENTER Leave a comment under this post with your Ravelry ID or with the Ravelry ID of a friend to whom you would love to gift the copy of the pattern.

Three winners will be chosen randomly and announced here, on my blog on Wednesday, 18th of July .

Knit One Crochet Too Yarn Kit + Wings Sweater Pattern Giveaway

The giveaway will run from Wednesday, 11th of July to Wednesday, 18th of July.

Knit One Crochet Too is offering you the chance to win all the yarn you need to make your Wings Sweater!

WHERE@giftofknitting Instagram.

TO ENTER If you follow me on Instagram (@giftofknitting), today you will see a post on my account with all the information how to enter the giveaway!

The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on my Instagram (@giftofknitting) on Wednesday, 18th of July.

You can enter both giveaways! Both giveaways are open worldwide! Good luck!


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By | 2018-07-11T07:20:39+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Knitting, Pattern|62 Comments

The Gift Of Knitting. Alpaca Wheat.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to take some photos of this mix of Heritage and Wheat patterns with my dear friend. She is always up for photography experiments and I cannot get enough of the knitwear images. And when you find the perfect textured wall that makes the perfect contrast for the sweater, then the rest is easy. I hope you are going to enjoy this knitwear photostory.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

I am so glad I finally have the sweater in this perfect green shade that is deep, vibrant, but not too bright. It is a great staple wardrobe piece that I know I am going to wear a lot. Baby alpaca is so cozy that it feels like I am wearing a cloud around my body.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Love this marriage of Heritage and Wheat patterns so much, both of them were a joy to work on and to have them combined in one piece makes this project really special to me. The sweater is pretty fitting in the sleeves to stretch the cable section so the texture really pops out and the body is loose, casual and has a nice drape to it.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

I love how this very easy beginner friendly cable crosses create such a mesmerizing visual effect!

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Have a wonderful Sunday today!


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By | 2018-07-01T07:35:53+00:00 July 1st, 2018|Knitting|8 Comments

Grey Edge

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Happy Sunday! My trip is just one month away and though I have three more projects planned, I was crazy enough to cast on The Edge. It is really interesting how my knitter’s brain works – as soon as I finish a design, I already have ideas what forms and colors it could take. It happened with almost all of my patterns, it is like I cannot get enough of them the first time around and crave to come back to play a little bit more with the design and sometimes this results in additional pattern files I add to the original version:

Reindeer was knit in merino/silk and then recreated in cotton, because I was craving to see the stitch definition the cotton creates.

La Flor took a completely different shape when knit in gorgeous mohair, which resulted in additional pattern file.

The Choice also gives you two options to choose (pun intended 🙂 ) from – cable or simple textured back.

Heritage and Wheat sweaters found their new life in the pattern “cocktail” when both sweaters merged in one.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

And now The Edge. I love my dusty pink aran weight sweater that I was wearing all winter, but when planning my trip home, I knew I needed some neutral cozy loose sweater that I’ll throw on with my black joggers and get on this 30+ hour journey. Well, The Edge fit perfectly – I was so craving to come back to these 3D cables that I love knitting so much!

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

So, of course, I am adding some mods to it, seems like I can never knit something as it is without modifications. The sweater will be lighter, as the yarn is thinner compared to the original one and I am thinking of making it crop length… Well, hopefully it will be ready just in time and keep me cozy during the flight, because I always get so cold in the planes.

Textured Cable Sweater Knitting Pattern. The Gift Of Knitting.

Hope you have some nice projects to work on this Sunday!


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By | 2018-06-24T07:54:18+00:00 June 24th, 2018|Knitting|6 Comments
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