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Ropery Pattern


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Knitting: Ropery
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, Short Rows, Seaming

Pattern Description:

Ropery is a pullover with a bit of a difference! Using a combination of bias knitting, short rows and quick and easy cast-ons, a deep cowl front is created. This pattern is worked entirely in stockinette and reverse stockinette, to focus attention on the striking and unusual silhouette, and is much easier to execute than you may expect.

Designed in part to best represent Alice Yu's new Shadow Wraps short row technique this method is used to correct the bias knit of the front, while generating simple curves at the hem and neck.The back and sleeves are knitted in the traditional manner, and the back features delicate waist shaping that carries through to the front.


24 sts and 32 rows over 10cm/4in in Stocking Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Ropery is given in 6 sizes, for approximate bust measurements of 28in- 46in/71-117cm. The key point of fit is the hip, and the 6 sizes span 30in-48in/73-119cm


  • 3(3,3,3,4,4) skeins of Cherish (400m/437yds; 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon) in Gun Metal. US 4 (3.5mm) straight knitting needles.

About Designer

About Designer

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MichaelaKnits is run by Michaela Moores, a young English designer living in Antwerp, Belgium. Drawing on her background as a biologist and inspired by her work with the fashion industry, she produces garments with unusual silhouettes using fresh construction ideas. She lives with her pattern cutter boyfriend and two rather naughty cats!

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