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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Corinthian

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k2tog, ssk, YO, make 1, provisional cast on, I-cord.

Pattern Description:

The ancient Greeks were among the great builders of their time. The stately columns they designed to hold up walls and graceful archways came in three basic styles: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Doric columns were the stockiest, simplest of the columns, Corinthian the most slender and decorative, while Ionic was somewhere in between. The stitch pattern for this sweater reminds me of the tall, elegant Corinthian columns.

Sweater is knit in pieces from the hem up from a provisional cast on, button bands are knit along with the fronts. A variation of the pattern stitch is worked along hems, buttons bands, and neckline instead of ribbing. After the pieces are knit and seamed, live stitches are picked up from the cast on edges, and worked into a simple I-cord border that sweeps around the bottom edges, and around the neckline. Pattern is written for 7 sizes, from XS to 3X, and includes both charted and written stitch instructions.

Kollage Yarns Milky Whey in Blue Sky; 137 yards in 50g; 50% milk, 50% soy; model made in size medium.

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.


24 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern stitch, blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • xs, sm, med [lg, 1x, 2x, 3x] includes 3 inches (8 cm) positive ease: 33.25, 37.25, 42 [46, 49.25, 53.25, 57.25] in; 84.5, 94.6, 106.7 [116.8, 125.1, 135.3, 145.4] cm.


  • Yarn: DK weight 1096, 1233, 1370 [1644, 1781, 1918, 2055] yards.
  • Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm), or size required for gauge and US 6 (4 mm) for I-cord.
  • Crochet hooks: US E (3.5 mm), or size that matches or is slightly larger than the smaller needle size used.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: 6 3/4-inch (1.9 cm) buttons, waste yarn, 2 stitch markers, coil-less safety pin or waste yarn.

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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of ...

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