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 (20) »
On this sampler fisherman's sweater, horizontal sweater patterns cover the body and part of the sleeves. If you would like to simplify the design, work a large section of stockinette stitch above the ribbing and below the armholes and use only horizontal stripes on the yoke, or work
the entire body and the sleeves in an easy check pattern.
* Texture stitches: horizontal bands .
* Lower body worked in the round and upper body sections worked back and forth.
* Shallow square neckline, finished with picked-up ribbing, plus optional eyelets and drawstring.
* Sleeves picked up at armholes and knitted down to ribbed cuffs.
Make a gauge swatch in each of the pat- tern stitches you have chosen.
Measure your favorite sweater or use standardized size charts (www.yarnstandards. com/sizing.html) to determine the basic dimensions for your sweater. Write the measurements on the visual plan on page 5 and the sweater-planning worksheet on page 6.