Engineered Seams by Judith Brien

Engineered Seams

March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1300 - 1800 yards (1189 - 1646 m)
79(86.5,94,101.5,109,117)cm / 31(34,37,40,43,46)” at bust
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Available in Japanese at Walnut Tokyo and Kyoto

Engineered Seams is a seamless top down construction with raglan shaping. It features spiral seams on the body and sleeves, asymmetric drape around the collar and body, and sleeves with a flare at the cuff.

The pattern includes detailed written instructions, photos and schematic.

Skills Needed:
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

  1. 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

Stitch markers
Waste yarn, stitch holders, or spare needle for sleeve sts
Tapestry needle

Skill Level: