Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research and writing. She is the author of Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty ...
Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research and writing. She is the author of Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty Knits and Ethnic Knitting Exploration: Lithuania, Iceland, and Ireland. She teaches workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. Donna lives in a 150 year old New England farm house in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. Visit Donna's website and online store at www.sheeptoshawl.com.View all patterns by designer (28) »
My sample fitted pullover, modeled on the Danish nattrøjer, uses a large all-over pattern, but you can use a smaller pattern if you prefer. This sweater is narrow at the waist and increases at the sides to fit the bust. If you make a sweater with a snug fit, you can add half-gussets at the underarms to give yourself more room to move. If you make a loose sweater, you can skip the half-gussets.
Texture pattern: all-overchoose a complex or easy main pattern
Lower body worked in the round, with bottom welts, and upper body sections worked back and forth
Fitted waist-length body and wide sleeves; optional half-gussets at underarms
Shallow square neckline, with finishing trim knitted all-in-one with body
Sleeves knitted from texture-stitch lower edge to shoulder and sewn on
How it works:
Choose from three different styles of worksheets-quick notes, a visual plan, or detailed guidelines:
1) For adventurous and advanced knitters, I have a schematic where you can fill in your measurements and stitch counts as you go.
2) For those who want more details, I have a spreadsheet to help you do all of the calculations youll need for your project.
3) For those who have never designed a sweater, or who want a little more hand-holding, I have step-by-step instructions for working up each project (with your numbers).
5 stitches and 7 rows to the inch (20 stitches and 28 rows to 10 cm)