The Tailored Sweater Method
The Tailored Sweater is a method to knit a seamless set-in-sleeve sweater from the top-down using any yarn and any stitch pattern. Included in the Tailored Sweater package is a short instruction manual (PDF) and an Excel 2003 spreadsheet that enables users to input finished measurements of a variety of garment styles and the spreadsheet automatically creates a pattern. The result is a top-down method that is very intuitive, structurally sound and assures fit and confidence to the knitter. Lace, stranded-color work, texture, cables – any stitch pattern works.
These sweaters were designed knitted using the tutorial and spreadsheet. The tutorial includes also a sample sweater pattern. The package is available for $25.
The newest version, v1.2, was published on August 1st, 09.
System requirements: Microsoft Excel 2003 or later, for Windows or Mac. Adobe Reader.
This product may work with other non-Microsoft products that run Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, but was not tested on any other products than Microsoft Excel and is sold with warranty only for MS Excel.
PDF, p. 26, Right Front Shoulder:
Begin the right shoulder of front by picking up and knitting 12 stitches along the cast-on line of the Back Right Shoulder. Purl one row, then knit one row.
Row 3: (WS) Slip 1, purl 7 stitches, wrap and turn.
Row 4: Knit to end.
Row 5: Slip 1, purl 3 stitches, wrap and turn.
Row 6: Knit to end.