Mediety by Lara Neel


September 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1800 yards (914 - 1646 m)
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size L)
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Mediety Beta Refund Guarantee

I have had this pattern test-knit and I think I
have all of the bugs out of it. However, even
though it is a relatively simple knit, it is the
longest written pattern I have published to date.
The technical editor I want to use is too busy to
help me, but I really want to get the pattern out
there, so I have an idea.

Beta testing. If you buy this pattern while this
notice is still on it on Ravelry, please consider
yourself a beta tester.

If you buy the pattern and find an error within 30
days of your purchase, message me on Ravelry to
let me know (and tell me the error, please!) and I
will refund your pattern purchase.

Thank you.

  • Lara

Inspired by a love of directional and modular
knitting, as well as a desire to make a garment
that is flattering, functional, and easily adjustable.
“Mediety” means one of two mostly equal parts.

This sweater is made in two halves and then
joined. Both halves start at the top of the
shoulder, then raglan increases create the
beginning of the sleeves and part of the fronts
and backs. Sleeves are knit seamlessly, in the

Finally, stitches are picked up and short-rows in
garter stitch are made to bring the fronts and
backs together, provide waist shaping and create
an interesting neckline. I think that garter stitch
removes the need for wrap-and-turn or other
techniques that reduce holes at short-row turning
points, so I’ve written the pattern from that point
of view. If you want to add those methods, feel
free to!

A knitter who is already comfortable with working
raglan shaping with ribbing, short rows, and
garter grafting will, hopefully, find this to be a
very easy project. Knitters who want to have
those skills could use this as a learning project.

The two sides of the sweater are joined in the
back with a long, grafted seam. The sweater can
be easily resized across the back by taking out
and redoing the short rows and finishing work.
More short-rows can be added to the front to
change the size or shape of the sweater. The only
limitation in this is sleeve sizing.

Feel free to check out my video on grafting in
garter stitch, if you don’t feel comfortable with
that technique. (There is a link included in the pattern.)

Be sure to block your gauge swatch. Ribbed
Garter Stitch, when I make it, tends to draw in
when worked, but spreads out, becoming wider
and shorter, after blocking.

I prefer to close this sweater with a shawl pin,
but, if you like, you could add a button and button