Available in Japanese at Walnut Tokyo and Kyoto
Engineered Seams is a seamless, top down raglan sweater.
It features asymmetric drape at the neck line and lower body achieved with short rows.
The pattern includes detailed written instructions, photos and schematic.
Knitting “at the same time” instructions
Short row shaping - instructions are for Japanese short rows, but you can chose another method
An understanding of top down knitting
Knitting in the round
Please choose a stretchy elastic yarn so that the short rows will keep their structure. Merino is my yarn of choice because of its elastic qualities.
Quantities - chose either:
1. fingering - use single strand
- lace weight - used double stranded 2300 (2400,2500,2600,2700,2800)yds 2103 (2194,2286,2377,2468,2560)mtrs
A US 6 (4.00mm) with cable size suitable for neck sts
A US 6 (4.00mm) with cable size suitable for body sts
A set of US 6 (4.00 mm) DPN
or needles to obtain gauge
St st = 24sts x 34 rows in 4” (after washing/blocking)
79(86.5,94,101.5,109,117)cm / 31(34,37,40,43,46)” at bust
Garment in photo is size 34” with no ease at bust
0-2” ease at bust.
The shape can be lost if garment has too much ease at hips. I suggest 0 ease at hips
Waste yarn, stitch holders, or spare needle for sleeve sts