Yarn: Spud & Chloe Sweater, in Chipmunk (4 skeins in the end)
Needles: 5 mm circular, and 5 mm DPNs for the sleeves.
Modifications: it was a loose fitted jumper, and I made it into a tight fitted one.
I kept the construction (more on modifications below)
Result: I cannot believe how good it looks, and how well it fits. The mesh knitted fabric is very forgiving of course, but my maths has actually paid off. I will follow that construction again for other summer knitted Tshirt/jumper. And I adore the neckline!
I should mention that I spent time to knit a gauge for the required fit. And it is definitely worth doing it.
- CO 136 stitches
- the stockinette band on the side are 4 stitches wide.
- the cable is 6 stitches wide.
So you get: at the front 7 repeats of the confetti stitch on each side of cable band, and at the back 15 repeats of the confetti stitch. You have to add the bands on the sides.
The ribbing (all ribbing) is a repeat of *knit through the back loop, purl*
Body of the knit
- Ribbing for 15 rows
- set up row: start of row marker; k2; place marker (pm); k30; pm; k6; pm; k30; pm; k4; pm; k62; pm; k2
- You then start with the confetti stitch pattern
- the cable is knitted on 7 rows (knit on 6 rows, and twist on 7th row)
- I knitted 87 rows before starting the sleeves increased as the pattern intended
For the rest of the knit I adapted the pattern to my number of stitches, whilst keeping the number of stitches to bind off for the neckline the same.
I made the neckline side knitted parts longer (so it is 20 cm in total from the sleeves to the shoulders)
I added some side bands on the sleeves, and made the sleeves longer.
Here are very boring pictures of Pull Isa. It will be styled one of this Saturdays, but I wanted to show you how it fits in this post.
You can find the pattern for the shorts on this post.
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