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Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This tank is made from the bottom up with a minimum of shaping and i-cord straps. A good one for an advanced beginner to try. I grafted the straps to make them seamless though these could be sewn. The armholes are on the deep side making it a good layering piece.
I wasn’t planning on designing another capelet but I was asked to design a knit version for the crochet Magnum Capelet #4. I wanted to try and mimic the stitch I used for the crochet version and also make it reversible. I played around with brioche techniques to come up with this reversible stitch pattern. I like the versatility of being a...
There are a few challenging techniques in the construction of this sweater that make it for the intermediate knitter. Invisible or provisional cast on, brioche honeycomb stitch & kitchener stitch are all used. If you’re an advanced beginner and like a challenge this would be a good piece to challenge yourself with.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This top is made by working 2 flat panels in an openwork pattern then joining to work the bottom section in the round. The openwork section, a wide neck and generous side openings make this a perfect summer “T”. I would rate this for at least an advanced beginner.
The BagSmith’s Big Stitch Bundle is made up of 6 different yarns (@88yds each) bundled together with most of them being hand dyed together so all 6 yarns match though the Big Stitch Bundle I used for the shoulders, collar & bottom section has the same tone throughout.
This sweater is worked in a “T” shape cuff to cuff and from the top down in Stockinette St. This pattern is not for the pedestrian knitter as your participation is needed in making it a perfect fit for your size. Sizes are easy to adjust as you work and will be noted. The numbers provided form the framework and a starting point while making modi...
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
This jacket is worked from the top down in a raglan style using stockinette stitch with garter stitch finishing on the collar, facings & cuffs. The use of different increases being the most difficult part of this jacket would make me rate it fairly easy, a great 1st sweater for a beginner looking to challenge themselves. It’s really mo...
Knitting: Clothing - Other
This piece is structured using the framework for a classic semicircle shawl that starts at the top with a few stitches and fans out by increasing a set number of times every few rows. 2 pieces are made (front and back) then sewn together, leaving openings for the arms and neck.
This pattern has 2 versions of the same design. The lavish version is a more dramatic sweater with longer, fuller sleeves and a collar that can change from a deep cowl neck to off the shoulder while the moderate is a toned down version you could wear to the office.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
The jacket is a top down raglan style in stockinette stitch ending with ribbing on the body & sleeves and with garter stitch finishing on the collar & facings. The use of different increases being the most difficult part of this jacket would make me rate it fairly easy, a great 1st sweater for an advanced beginner looking to challenge th...
This oversized sweater is worked from the top down, sleeve edge to sleeve edge in Stockinette and Sand Stitch. Techniques used: invisible (provisional) cast on, short rows, picking up stitches, 3 needle bind off, k2tog, SSK, and working in the round.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
One size fits most because of how the openwork pattern stretches. I had a trunk show and saw this piece on many body types; it looked great on all of them. The bolero uses one skein of Magnum and #17 & #19 needles, straight or circulars since the piece is worked flat.
Back in December I had a trunk show and was able to see this garment on many body types. And, like the Openwork Bolero it looked great on every one who tried it on. It is a one size fits most although adjustments are easy & noted in the pattern for petite & larger sizes.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This jacket is worked from the top down in Stockinette stitch with the collar worked separately in Trinity Stitch then attached by either a 3 needle bind off or grafting. Notations are included to make a shorter or longer body, a shorter or longer collar and either cap or 3/4 length sleeves. The longer collar is adjustable by buttoning one side ...
Crochet: Coat / Jacket
This Tunisian crochet pattern is for an intermediate crocheter because some of the construction techniques. Made from the bottom up in Tunisian Crochet Simple and Single Crochet through the back loop. Techniques used: short rows to shape the shoulders, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches for the front bands and collar, Tunisian crochet a...
This oversized collar sweater is knit from the top down using thick yarn & large needles. 2 versions are given for a cap or a 3/4 length sleeve. Even though this sweater is pretty straightforward without any challenging techniques I would still rate it for an intermediate knitter since there is some involvement on the knitters part to get a ...