I am a self taught designer, having spent many hours researching and reading about the skills needed to learn clothing design. Having had much experience sewing, gave me a lot of knowledge about how ...
I am a self taught designer, having spent many hours researching and reading about the skills needed to learn clothing design. Having had much experience sewing, gave me a lot of knowledge about how clothing is constructed, which is an essential skill in being able to design. Experience knitting, gave me the tools I needed to master knitting techniques and be able to shape the fabric in the way I want. Learning is an ongoing pastime, there are always new techniques to master.
I design clothing for children up to about 10 years and also adults.
I have been published in Universal Yarns, Willow Yarns, One Skein Wonders for Babies, as well as various online magazines and self published designs.
The inspiration for this sweater came from Kayla's Grandma Diane who says, "Everyone needs to have a white sweater!" This one has an eyelet design traveling up the center front, lace panels on the sleeve and beaded ribbing making it perfect for special occasions, or leave out the beads for everyday wear.
Pattern is worked in the round to the underarms and
then divided for the fronts and back. Button bands
and collar are added later.
If you wish to work with charted patterns, please contact me for a second PDF containing the charts for the lace panels.
Originally published in Knitcircus Magazine Issue #9, Spring 2010
5 sts and 6 1/2 rows per inch in stockinette stitch