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Created by: frandeguire5459
Project

Drop shoulder with straight body

After viewing the Machine Knitting: Hand-Manipulated stitches from Susan Guagliumi, I chose one of her pattern, unbalanced cables. It was a time consuming but the result is gorgeous. The structure of the Craftsy wool was perfect to achieve well defined cables. Also I embellished my sleeve, by knitting a tubular cuff with the same pattern of my sweater.

Project Description

After viewing the Machine Knitting: Hand-Manipulated stitches from Susan Guagliumi, I chose one of her pattern, unbalanced cables. It was a time consuming but the result is gorgeous. The structure of the Craftsy wool was perfect to achieve well defined cables. Also I embellished my sleeve, by knitting a tubular cuff with the same pattern of my sweater.

Q&A with frandeguire5459

cynthiaqu17907755 asked:
Hi. I love your sweater. I am trying to convince myself to use wool. I have no idea about yarns. Did you do your sweater on a standard size knitting machine (4.5mm)? Did you use this yarn: Cloudborn Wool Fingering, 1-Fingering, Yardage 402, Weight 100, 100% Fine Hightland Wool? If so, what size was your sweater and how many skeins did you need , including for swatching? If not, what yarn did you use and how many skeins, including swatching? Thank you so much.
frandeguire5459 answered:
Thank you Cynthia, sincerely your compliment makes my day! 5 skeins of the Cloudborn Limited Edition Wool Fingering Twist Yarn is plenty enough to make a size medium sweater. The pattern is the same in the front and back panel. May I suggest to be careful about the size of the underarm to shoulder length. It should be at least 9 in. instead of 8 in. suggested by Rene. I found in my research that it would have been more comfortable if the garment shoulder seam extends past the edge of shoulder, we should allow 1.5 to 2 in. for the shoulder depth or if you prefer measure a garment of the same style. Also, for a good fit on the collar, I left the instruction onto the Q&A video. Have fun as much as I did with the project Cynthia;-)
cynthiaqu17907755 asked:
I am a little confused. I am working on the project for Rene Callahan’s sweater. It is plain stockinette. Did you use a pattern from Susan Guagliumi’s hand manipulated stitches course and apply that to Rene’s sweater pattern class project? I have purchased both of these and am working on a plain stockinette of Rene’s pattern (the way it is in the project), and will then watch Susan’s hand manipulated stitches class. Rene’s sweater pattern allows for the shoulder to go over the edge (drop down) before connecting to the sleeve. I am making the size large. You said your research showed we should allow 1.5 to 2” for the shoulder. Did you mean add the 1.5 or 2 inches to your shoulder width measurement? I keep looking at the cuffs. That was a fabulous idea to use the cable for the cuff and stockinette for the sleeve itself. So, this was the pattern from Rene’s class and used a cable stitch from Susan Guagliumi’s hand manipulated stitches? I am thinking Rene’s information can be used to make any sweater you want once you figure out exactly what size you need so you have exact measurements. I think the large will be too large. I think I measured wrong. I counted my stitches and rows in my swatch a couple more times and keep coming up with the same numbers, and did the calculations a couple more times, so I believe I did what I do so often, measured myself wrong. LOL I don’t really have a favorite sweater that fits well to measure with. Simply gorgeous. I hope I can get so I can make one this fantastic. Thanks Cynthia
frandeguire5459 answered:
Yes, the hand manipulated cables stitches are from Susan's class. These particular cables stitches are found in her book. She recommended to practice the pattern first before applying it to a project: It is time consuming and a bit stressful for the first time. Regarding the 1.5 or 2 inches allowance for the underarm (see #4 on the schematic measurements sheet). You would place markers for the underarm as per the calculation under Knit to shoulders: A # rows + (8X9.25)= B #rows" shown under the SWEATER BACK: Place markers for the underarms. You change the number 8 on the formula by 9.5 for medium size of sweater as example. For the chosen size of sweater, I would recommend to use the size medium if your bust measure between 36-38 in. or larger size if your bust fits the 40-42 in. measurement category. If you decide to knit a longer sweater than the one suggested, you have to measure your girth (the widest part of you body, is it the bust or the hips) If it is the hips, it would be better to use a Medium size for 38-40 in or 42-44 in for a large size. Do not worry so much Cynthia, I think is a good way to start by knitting a plain stockinette. I learnt a lot myself. I feel more confident and ready to explore different looks out of this basic pattern!

Skill Level

Beginner