La Poule's version is much looser and of course less structured. I feel that my tighter version should have more structure - maybe including a raglan sleeves construction. Anyway it is all in the works at the moment.
|la Poule's version|
What you need for a size EU38 (ultra loose)
· 5 skeins of Sweater Spud & Chloe (in Chipmunk) or 750m of a yarn of equivalent thickness
· 5.5 mm circular needles
· A cable needle
· A stitch holder
· Ribbing: 1x1
· Cable on 8 stitches, every 10 rows – put 4 stitches on a stitch holder and keep them in front of your knit, knit 4 stitches, place stitches back on left needle and knit them.
· Confetti stitch (beware you are on circular needles and therefore your purl row is in fact a knitted one) **
This is a bottom up knit, knitted in one piece up to the sleeves increase – then the jumper is knitted in two sections – the top front and the top back. The sleeves are attached by grafting. Neckline and sleeves are knitted afterwards – picking up stitches around the neckline and armholes.
She has not knitted one.
Body of the jumper:
CO184 stitches on 5.5 mm circular needles. Knit in the round (beware of not twisting your stitches). Place a marker to mark the start of the round. Place another marker half way through the row (92 stitches).
Knit 8 rows of 1x1 ribbing
Start the confetti stitch at the front and the back of the jumper, and place the cable stitch in the middle of the front.
On each side of the jumper, she added 2 bands of stockinette stitch of 3 stitches on each side that will structure the jumper. If you decide not to knit them, make sure you adjust the number of stitches.
Set up row (after ribbing)
K1, repeat 10 ** of the first row of the confetti stitch, p1, k8 (cable strip), p1, 10 reps ** of first row of confetti stitch, K1, slip marker, K2, 22 repetitions of ** of first row of confetti stitch, k2, slip marker.
The twist is placed at the centre front of the sweater, is surrounded by 1 purled stitch on each side, the rest of the body of the sweater is made up of the confetti stitch except the two stockinette bands on each side.
Knit for 41cm - from the bottom row- in repeating the 4 rows of the confetti stitch and making the cable stitch every 10 rows.
It is done over 4 rows (continue to follow the confetti and cable stitches)
kfb, repeat ** 10 times of confetti stitch, p1, k8 (cable), p1, 10 reps ** of confetti stitch, kfb the stitch before the marker, slip marker , K1, kfb, 22 repetitions ** of confetti stitch, K1, kfb the last stitch, slip the marker
The next row is normal.
kfb, K1, repeat ** 10 times the confetti stitch, p, k8 end (cable), p1, 10 reps ** confetti stitch, K1, kfb, slip marker, k1, kfb, K1, 22 repetitions ** of confetti stitch, K1, kfb, K1, slip the marker
The next row is normal
It is an increase of 8 stitches - 4 sts at the front, 4 sts at the back.
The next part will be start by separating the body in two sections. Then you will start knitting the front whilst the back stitches are on a stitch holder.
Last week I talked about reading Pride and Prejudice... well I decided to watch Colin Firth instead... I can totally talk about Pride and Prejudice now - paid attention to the dialogue especially when Mr Darcy talks.
|Ah Mr Darcy...|