Twylem

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Twylem Pattern

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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Clothing

Fit:

Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized

Item:

Sweater

Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cabling
  • Pick up and knit
  • Knit in-the-round

Pattern Description:

Twylem is an elegant yet cozy, slightly oversized cardigan featuring cascading cables, reverse stockinette or classic stockinette*, and multidirectional rib details which all come together to create a beautiful balance of complementary textures.

This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down using set-in sleeve construction. Beginning with collar extension pieces which will later be joined at the center back neck using a three-needle bind off, the yoke and bodice are knit first to the bottom hem. Stitches are then picked up along the front edges of the sweater for the Collar lining and bottom ribbing. Finally, stitches are picked up around the armholes for the sleeves, which are initially shaped with short rows and then worked seamlessly in the round from the top down.

Picture tutorials for the Invisible Provisional Cast On and for the seaming technique used for the collar, as well as links to the accompanying YouTube video tutorials, are included.

*This pattern purchase is for two PDF files, one containing instructions for the original, reverse stockinette stitch version (shown in gray), and the other for the stockinette stitch version (shown in cream).

Gauge:

17 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, using larger needles, after blocking

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • At high bust, collar overlapping: 30 1/2 (32 1/4, 34 1/4, 36, 38, 39 3/4, 41 3/4, 43 1/2, 47 3/4, 51 1/2)" / 77 (82, 87, 91, 97, 101, 106, 110, 121, 131) cm
  • Finished Measurements noted represent the circumference of the finished knitted piece at high bust (the circumference of your chest at underarm level) when worn closed and collar is overlapping. When worn open, cardigan will have positive ease. In order to achieve the fit as recommended, choose a size with a finished measurement that is approximately 2" (5 cm) smaller than your actual bust measurement.

Materials:

  • 1123 (1200, 1288, 1365, 1452, 1530, 1617, 1695, 1882, 1907) yards / 1027 (1097, 1178, 1248, 1328, 1399, 1479, 1550, 1721, 1744) meters worsted weight yarn
  • For Optional Belt: 116 (120, 125, 128, 132, 136, 140, 143, 151, 159) yards / 106 (110, 114, 117, 121, 124, 128, 131, 138, 145) meters of the same yarn
  • US 8 (5 mm) circular needle, 32" (81 cm) or longer
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32" (81 cm) or longer
  • (1) Additional US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle of the same length, OR (1) 60" (152 cm) circular needle
  • Appropriate US 8 (5 mm) needles for your preferred method of knitting sleeves in the round or flat
  • (3) US 8 (5 mm) double-pointed needles, 8" (20 cm) long, for working three-needle bind off

You Will Also Need:

  • (2) Double-ended stitch holders
  • (2) Stitch markers, color A
  • (2) Stitch markers, color B
  • (1) Stitch marker, color C
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn

About Designer

About Designer

Vanessa Smith on craftsy.com

I'm a twenty-something Pacific North westerner living in Olympia, Washington. I first learned to knit in the Fall of 2005 and after much self-teaching and practice, began designing my own patterns in early 2010. I know I'm not alone when I say I can't imagine life without my knitting! :)

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