The Edge by Alina Schneider
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The Edge

Knitting
February 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
XS-3XL
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Construction.

The sweater is a seamless modified drop shoulder knit. The body is worked bottom up and then the sleeve stitches are picked up from the armholes for a top down knit. This allows you to modify the length of the body and sleeves.

Design Details

3D cables.

The traditional cabling technique is slightly changed in this design, adding a little twist to the cables which results in more volume and texture contrast against the stockinette stitch background - it seems like the cable is growing out of the fabric. It also blocks beautifully and is not stiff at all. The great thing about these cables is that you get lots of in-between stockinette stitch knitting time. The cabling is very easy, but for more visual help I added a step-by-step photo tutorial where I show you all the 3D crosses.

Chevron Seed Stitch.

Central textured panel adds a great contrast to the cables, vertical placement visually lengthens the body, the chevron adds the geometric feel to the design and seed stitch “bumps” always look great!

Elbow Patches.

Some vintage touch to the modern design - I sprinkled the chevron seed on the elbows, mirroring the central texture panel.

Finishing.

The sweater is framed with classic 1x1 ribbing on the hem, sleeve cuffs and the neckline.

General Pattern Information

B O D Y  S I Z E S:

  • XS 32” (81.5 cm)
  • S 34” (86.5 cm)
  • M 38” (96.5 cm)
  • L 40” (101.5 cm)
  • XL 43” (109 cm)
  • XXL 46” (117 cm)
  • 3XL 50” (127 cm)

F I N I S H E D   M E A S U R E M E N T S:

Chest/Bust at Underarm: 39 (41, 45, 47, 50, 53, 57)“ (99, 104, 114, 127, 134.5, 144.5) cm.

G A U G E

14 sts x 16 rnds = 4” 10 cm in Stockinette stitch after blocking.

Y A R N

6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of We Are Knitters “Petite Wool” (153 yds 140 m in 3.5 oz 100 g; 100% Peruvian wool) in Spotted Pink.

List of techniques used:

3D cable - the step-by-step photo tutorial, written instructions and chart are provided.
Basic knit/purl texture - written instructions and chart are provided.

I would love to thank my wonderful test knitters - Michelle, Uiko, Quynh and Ginta!

The pattern has been tech edited.

You can read more about it here http://giftofknitting.com/the-edge-cable-sweater-pattern/