Stefanie Japel learned to knit from her grandma when she was 8 years old. She grew up wearing her sweaters and borrowing the ones she made for other people. Most of these sweaters are raglans, knit ...
Stefanie Japel learned to knit from her grandma when she was 8 years old. She grew up wearing her sweaters and borrowing the ones she made for other people. Most of these sweaters are raglans, knit in the round from the top. Stefanie continues this sweater-making tradition.
A gifted designer, Stefanie has published three knitting books: Glam Knits, Fitted Knits and From the Top. Her work has appeared in books and publications including Big Girl Knits, Stitch N Bitch Nation, KnitGrrl, Knit Wit, Not Another Teen Knitting Book, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.1 and Vogue Knitting. She has designed patterns for Stitch Diva Studios, Southwest Trading Co., JCA Reynolds, Artful Yarns, Tilli Tomas and Mission Falls.
Stefanie's teaching is marked by her infectious enthusiasm and keen eye for detail. Visit her blog for more information: www.stefaniejapel.com.
This top down raglan sweater is cast on at the neckline, and worked back and forth on circular needles until the neckline opening is closed and the sweater is joined to be worked in the round. Honeycomb cables are worked on front and back, and a simple mirrored cable worked down the center of each sleeve.
Front and back cables are increased in ?knit? stitch and incorporated into the honeycomb pattern until there are a total of 48 stitches in honeycomb, then front and back stitches are increased in ?purl? stitch. Sleeve stitches are increased in ?purl? stitch.
5 sts and 6 rows / inch on larger needles in reverse stockinette stitch