Knitting Sweaters from Around the World: 18 Heirloom Patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques

Knitting Sweaters from Around the World: 18 Heirloom Patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 0760342652

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Here are the best sweaters in the world—literally! Eighteen fabulous sweater designs by well-known designers teach you how to make the world’s classic sweater styles, including Fair Isle, Fisherman’s Gansey, Swedish Bohus, Icelandic Lopi Yoke Sweater, and more. Along the way, knitters will learn about traditional patterns and unique knitting techniques from around the globe. Included are sweaters from the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the Americas. The introduction details the history of sweater knitting while each sweater pattern begins with a history of the techniques and patterns the design employs.

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this edging along top edge of left front band and along bottom edge of both right and left front bands. Set in Sleeves. Sew Sleeve and side seams. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends. Note: Measurements in schematic illustrations are finished measurements, not including steek stitches or front borders. Note: On Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 only: Purl sts worked in colors B, C, and D; knit sts worked in color A. Note: On Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 only: Knit sts worked in colors B, C, and D; Purl sts worked

join, being careful not to twist sts. Change to A. Knit 1 row. Work in ribbing for 3″/7.5cm. Change to larger 29″/73.5cm long circular needle. Next rnd: Knit and inc 16 (20, 22) sts evenly around—174 (190, 206) sts. Place 2nd marker after 87 (95, 103) sts in for side seam. Join 2nd color and foll chart for Body pat until piece measures 13.5″ (34.5)cm from CO edge. Armhole Steek Next rnd: *Work to 3 sts before marker, BO 6 sts for steek opening; rep from * once. Next rnd: Work to steek

change from steek to pat on right front. Pick up evenly, 1 st for each row. Place each picked-up st onto smaller needle. Purl back so that purl sts will be hidden and knit sts will be visible on the inside of the sweater, covering the steek. Cont in St st for 1″/2.5cm or length needed to cover cut steek when folded to the inside of the sweater. Change to main body color for 2 rows, ending on purl row, leaving a tail 3 times the length of the placket (approx 60″/152.5cm). Lightly steam placket

Alpaca Silk, 50% alpaca/50% silk, 50g/1.75oz, 146yds/133m per skein: #120 White (MC), 9 (9, 10) skeins; #123 Ruby (CC), 2 skeins ♦ Size 7 (4.5mm)16″/40.5cm and 29″/73.5cm long circular and double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge ♦ Size 5 (3.5mm) 29″/73.5 long and double-pointed needles ♦ Crochet hook size G-6 (4mm) ♦ Tapestry needle Gauge 18 sts = 4″/10cm over St st solid and colorwork pat with larger needles 22 sts = 4″/10cm over colorwork pat with smaller needles Adjust needle

rnd, change to smaller needle. Foll Lace St Chart (note that only uneven rnds are marked; all even rnds are knit). Work Rnds 1–2 with MC, Rnds 3–9 with CC1, Rnds 10–15 with CC2, Rnds 16–21 with CC1, Rnds 22–24 with MC. Knit 2 rnds. BO using a crocheted chain bind-off (see Pattern Notes): *Sl 3 sts, ch 4; rep from * until all sts are worked. Close rnd with a sl st, break off yarn. Note: Some sizes will end, sl 2 sts once or twice. Finishing Graft underarm sts. Remove provisional cast-on at

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