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Cable sweater knitting pattern

Happy Sunday! If you are following me on Instagram and Ravelry, you already know that Doina knitwear collection for Moeke Yarns is live! To say that we are all excited is to say nothing! It just feels so good to present the result of many many months of work, we’ve been through quiet a fewΒ bumps along the way, but at the end it did work out great. So, today I would like to tell you a little bit about my contribution. At the moment the sweaters are flying from the photo shoot with the talented photographer @satellitejune back to me and I’ll be excited to get back to them and create my own visual knitwear stories for you to enjoy here πŸ™‚

My contribution for Doina is Vintage collection that includes Heritage, Ivy and Wheat sweaters. It took me awhile to come up with the name for the collection, but as it often happens to me, this kind of things come to me spontaneously. Our initial idea with Ioana was to create designs that would become staple wardrobe pieces, timeless and wearable. And so I thought how great it would be to make sweaters that will be knit by you and stay in your family for a very long time and become “vintage” one day. I know for sure, Moeke yarn can definitely handle the wear well! This is my little dream πŸ™‚

Heritage

Seamless sweater pattern with the travelling cable and 1×1 rib side panels.

Textured Sweater Pattern

You are already familiar with this sweater. It was quiet amazing to see the response to this design – thank you so much for all the love and support sent my way!!! Love to see itsΒ growing project gallery and your modsΒ (what a smart sleeve detail)! Looking forward to see more pieces flying off your needles!

Ivy

Seamless turtleneck cable sweater.

This design took me more time than Heritage and Wheat put together. I knew for sure I wanted to create a cozy turtleneck with the eye catching cable panel running in the center of teh front and back, but to find the perfect stitch combination was not easy, nothing felt quiet right for a while. There were 20+ swatches rejected – I just couldn’t catch this “aha” moment that I am always looking forward to in any design. Only after a couple of months of daily swatching, I finally came up with the stitch combination that I knew would work for it.

IvyΒ is aΒ top-down turtleneck sweaterΒ with the yoke shaped as theΒ compound raglan. For your convenienceΒ the yoke shaping is written out individuallyΒ for each size in a concise manner that is easy to follow. The sweater is knit holdingΒ two threads of yarnΒ to create a cozy warm fabric.Β The cable panelΒ is running in the center of the body both at the front and back. The β€œbackground” fabric is knit inΒ basic stockinette stitch. The hem features two small side slits for a better fit and the back is slightly longer than the front.

Depending on the amount of ease you choose, wear it as a fitted piece or as a cozy oversize sweater!

Wheat

Seamless sweater pattern with the simple cable running along the sleeves.

Cable sweater knitting pattern

Moeke merino yarn is extremely soft and delicate and I wanted to make justice to it and show it off in a simple way. Slightly uneven thread creates beautiful fabric.Β WheatΒ is aΒ top-down sweaterΒ with the yoke shaped as theΒ compound raglan, which creates a natural line running along the shoulder – something between the classic raglan and set-in sleeve. For your convenience theΒ yoke shaping is written out individuallyΒ for each size in a concise manner that is easy to follow. The body of a sweater is knit inΒ basic stockinette stitchΒ and the back is shaped with the help ofΒ short rows,Β which results in a slightlyΒ elongated shapeΒ at the back.The hemΒ is trimmed with the twisted i-cord that creates a niceΒ texture contrastΒ with the stockinette stitch body. The main detail isΒ the simple cable panelΒ running along the sleeves. If you are new to cables, this will be the perfect project to learn – the cable twists are very simple and the instructions provided are both in visual chart and written form.

Please, join us in Moeke Ravelry group and share your projects – there will be amazing giveaways with the prizes from the sponsors!!

Thank you for your support and I hope you will have a wonderful day!

As for me we are getting ready for the storm, hopefully it won’t hit us too hard! What a crazy weather this season!


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By | 2017-10-26T10:54:00+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Knitting, Pattern|19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Melissa September 17, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Alina, my favorite is Ivy (with Wheat not too far behind)–just beautiful! So many congratulations on your collection! Wonderful!

    • Alina September 21, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Melissa!!!

  2. Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 17, 2017 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Simply stunning. A remarkable body of work!!! Go celebrate.

    • Alina September 21, 2017 at 11:35 am - Reply

      Thank you, dear Andrea!!! I will take some time off to celebrate, one day!!! πŸ™‚

  3. karen September 17, 2017 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    beautiful design! I love the sleeves and the details you incorporated πŸ™‚

    • Alina September 21, 2017 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Karen!! I am glad you like it!

  4. Christine September 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Wow Alina! Every piece is gorgeous. Congratulations. These pieces will be very popular with knitters everywhere.

    • Alina September 21, 2017 at 11:37 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Christine! I am really looking forward to seeing different versions of these sweaters!

  5. Julie September 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    What a stunning collection, your designs are (of course!) absolutely out of this world gorgeous! Love them all!!!

    • Alina September 21, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Julie!!! Really happy to read this from you!

  6. Nicky September 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Beautiful collection Alina!!! Well done!!! I can’t pick a favourite.

    • Alina September 21, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

      Thank you, dear Nicky!!!

  7. Susanne September 18, 2017 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Every single one of these designs are stunning! I’m hoping I can start a sweater for myself one day soon, and I would love to knit one of your designs! I’m a bit partial towards Wheat but it’s so hard to choose!

    • Alina September 21, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Thank you, dear Susanne! Will be happy to see Wheat on your needles one day!!

  8. Katrine Birkenwasser September 19, 2017 at 3:42 am - Reply

    Congrats on a beautiful collection!!

    • Alina September 21, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Katrine!

  9. Corinne December 27, 2017 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Do you think your Ivy pattern would work with We Are Knitters Baby Wool or something similar? I love your pattern and I am dreaming of a light and supersoft sweater. Or do you have any other ideas for a very soft yarn to knit your pattern with?

    • Alina December 27, 2017 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      Dear Corinne! So great to hear from you! As far as I know WAK Baby Wool is 100% alpaca, right? Alpaca will create more drape and definitely create a very soft sweater, it will pill more than Moeke, as it is not that sturdy and also might grow after blocking (please, keep this in mind when swatching), but other than that I don’t see why not πŸ™‚

      • Corinne December 28, 2017 at 2:54 am - Reply

        Thank you for your detailed answer. I will think about it but I am pretty sure I’ll start an Ivy very soon.

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