March 2013
May 2013


Project info
Improv by Karen Templer
Fringe Association tutorial
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky
none left in stash
5.5 skeins = 781.0 yards (714.1 meters), 550 grams

This is the completed sweater from my recent top-down tutorial on Fringe Association. There’s a separate Ravelry page with the bookmarks and step-by-step shots.

Here is the finished sweater and the abbreviated specs:

  • Gauge is 3.5 stitches and 5 rows per inch; yarn is Queensland Kathmandu Chunky

  • On US10 needles CO 48 stitches, marked off as follows: 1 | 2 | 6 | 2 | 26 | 2 | 6 | 2 | 1

  • Worked back and forth to shape the neck, with increases as follows: On right side rows, increased (kfb) on either side of each raglan seam and at each end (front neck); 10 sts increased each time

  • Continued in that manner until piece measured 2 inches deep = 36 back sts and 10 front sts at each end (total of 20 front sts)

  • Next row, cast on 16 sts to bridge neck (bringing front total to 36, same as back); joined for working in the round

  • Continued increasing at the raglans (total of 8 sts) every other round until 4 inches deep, then spread out the last of the increases to third, then fourth, then fifth rounds — stopping at a total of 116 body stitches (58 front and 58 back) and 34 stitches per sleeve section (counting the seam stitches, which would eventually be divided equally among the 4 sections)

  • Worked without any further increases until yoke depth was about 9.5 inches

  • Had paused to knit the neck when the yoke was about 4 inches — picked up 80 stitches and ribbed 1x1 on US9 needles (probably should have used 8s)

  • Divided body and sleeves — cast on 8 stitches at each underarm; put sleeve stitches on waste yarn

  • No decreases in the body; worked straight until the waist, then increased a few times to maintain my ease over the hips; hem is 1x1 ribbing on same US10 needles (didn’t want it to cinch in)

  • Sleeves were worked straight until the forearm, then decreased 3 or 4 times; cuffs are 1x1 ribbing on US8 needles

  • Wet blocked and, when air-dried until just slightly damp, threw it in the dryer for 10 minutes

  • Finished dimensions, post blocking: Length 24.5 inches; chest circumference 38 inches; armhole depth 9.5 inches; upper arm circumference 12 inches; sleeve length (from underarm) 16 inches.

If you want/need more detail, find the blow-by-blow version, and learn how to improvise a sweater of your own, on the blog. The tutorial starts here.

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85% Merino, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere goat
142 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: May 28, 2013
  • Finished: May 28, 2013
  • Updated: August 14, 2016