The Gift Of Knitting – Wall Sweater

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The Gift Of Knitting – Wall Sweater

Machine Knitting Sweater

Wall sweater is probably the most relaxed and shapeless knit piece I have ever made. It is so effortless to wear and it can be styled numerous ways – wide boat neck or slightly lower back neck or off the shoulder sweater. I’ve made the front piece 6 rows shorter than the back to lift it up a little bit.

Machine Knitting Sweater

I’ve always been afraid of raw edges, usually I prefer everything perfectly trimmed, which keeps the whole construction together, but this time I got out of my comfort zone and loosened up a little bit 🙂 At the end of the day, experimenting is my favorite part of the whole process. Plus, I can always trim the edges later if I feel like it doesn’t really work for me or if I feel that the trims are essential to keep the sweater in shape. So far I enjoy the “soft” edges.

Machine Knitting Sweater

I was very pleased with the texture created – it actually looks like a garter stitch, though it’s just a reverse stockinette. The garter is one of the most time consuming stitches to make on the LK-150 knitting machine. You have to manually reform each stitch every single row! I think it would take me more time to do that than knitting it by hand. But the pretty loose stitch dial (8) and the slight stiffness of the cotton thread created garter-like ridges. I like how there are countless ways to play around with one stitch and get absolutely different results.

Machine Knitting Sweater

Though this project is the most colorful sweater I’ve made during a long long period of time, I still feel very comfortable and “me” in it. The colors are rich, but still pretty subtle and subdued. And I love how two threads mixed together on their own in a natural looking patches of color. It reminds me of the artist’s used palette…

Machine Knitting Sweater

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying your cozy knits!


By | 2017-01-11T08:04:29+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Finished Objects, Machine Knitting|22 Comments


  1. Tahnee November 27, 2016 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Love this sweater so much, the fit looks cosy and perfect. And fantastic match with the wall of course 🙂

    • Alina November 27, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Tahnee! It would be made if not for the wall 🙂

  2. karen November 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    lovely sweater and I love the casual look about it, especially the drop shoulders and the stitch design. (the photography was beautiful!!)

    • Alina November 27, 2016 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Karen! I am glad you like the photos! We shot them literally in 5 minutes – were having such a crazy day and happened to be in that neighborhood, so couldn’t skip the opportunity!

  3. Melissa November 27, 2016 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I like the sweater even more when it’s being worn! The photos of sunshine on the blue, blue wall are also just what I needed on this somewhat dreary Illinois day 🙂

    • Alina November 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Melissa! I am glad this post brought some joy into your day!

  4. Andrea @ This Knitted Life November 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Looking sharp over there! Very lovely, Alina! You always come up with good stuff

    • Alina November 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Andrea!!

  5. kaydeerouge November 28, 2016 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Such a fab garment – looks great on you, Alina! (and against that wall, of course 🙂 ) I’m impressed with your ingenuity of avoiding knitting garter stitch (which is, as you say, impossibly effortful on a knitting machine) and getting such a good effect just with reverse stockinette.

    • Alina November 28, 2016 at 10:47 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Katherine! I think the yarn played the main role here – it is pretty stiff, so the ridges are accentuated.

  6. Julie November 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    This is not only gorgeous, but I LOVE raw edges!! I think it gives a great casual vibe to a knit, and is so flattering. This whole sweater turned out beautifully!

    • Alina November 28, 2016 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Julie! Raw edges are definitely growing on me 🙂 I think I should do them often.

  7. Zeta November 29, 2016 at 5:14 am - Reply

    Absolutely adorable sweater! Such a great fit on you! Of course you have the body for it which made that easier 😉
    Enjoy wearing it….

    • Alina November 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, my friend 🙂

  8. zauberflink November 29, 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Oh I looove it – and that colour 🙂 I really like drapy knits and this casual style!
    Lena xxx

    • Alina November 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Lena! Yes, sometimes it is so nice to knit something super simple and casual!

  9. Becki November 30, 2016 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Your Wall Sweater is just beautiful, Alina. And it does look comfy. I love the simple lines and texture and the blend of the blue and green yarns together.

    • Alina December 2, 2016 at 7:59 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Becki! Blue+green worked so well together!! I should definitely experiment more with color!

  10. Carmela Biscuit December 1, 2016 at 2:24 am - Reply

    Wonderful sweater, with a modern vibe, very youthful and comfy.

    • Alina December 2, 2016 at 8:00 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Carmela! I like you describe it 🙂 This is exactly what I had in mind before starting it, so glad it shows in the finished project as well!

  11. Monica December 22, 2016 at 9:37 am - Reply

    This is the perfect feel-good sweater! I love it!

    • Alina December 23, 2016 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Monica! 🙂 I wear it almost every day now – sooo comfy and effortless!

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