I knit, crochet, sew, quilt, take photos, draw, and do other crafts as well. I adore alpaca wool and other natural materials (cotton, feathers, gourds, wood, and even coconut shells!) and try to do ...
I knit, crochet, sew, quilt, take photos, draw, and do other crafts as well. I adore alpaca wool and other natural materials (cotton, feathers, gourds, wood, and even coconut shells!) and try to do some crafting every day.
A couple of years ago, I began designing knit and crochet items (I confess that I am somewhat addicted to hats...love, love, love hats and have made many for gifts, to donate, and once in while for myself). Small items that work up quickly and travel easily, like hats, wrist warmers, and scarves, seem to be on many people's lists, although I also love making shawls and larger fashion items, as well as toys and dolls. Really, I suppose I haven't come across anything I won't at least try, and I hope you are adventurous in your work, too!
This sweater is worked top down in one piece, starting with the collar. When the increases for the top and sleeve caps are done, the sleeve stitches are knitted off onto spare needles and set aside for working later. The only seams are the small holes where the sleeves are worked in the round after the body is done. Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.
Button bands are worked as you go, and the twisted stitches are simple yet make a striking texture.
Any yarn and appropriate needles work for this pattern. Your gauge will determine size, as the stitch count is the same for every size: for larger sizes, use thicker yarn and bigger needles; for smaller sizes, use thinner yarn and smaller needles.
17 sts to 4" in seed stitch for worsted (2T)
18 sts to 4" in seed stitch for worsted (18 mos)
20 sts to 4" in seed stitch for DK (12 mos)
28 sts to 4" in seed stitch for fingering (NB)
300 yards of DK weight