Quilter is my new design lady and gentlemen for the start of 2014 January’s pattern is a sweater! This was on the needles last year and I’ve been quite slow at getting it prepared and ready however it is here now for you all to see.
Quilter is a sweater with a plain stocking stitch back, sleeves and with a quilted styled front which is made by knitting stocking stitch then dropping stitches and pickIng them back up and knitting then back onto the needle to make a quilted bubble. This sweater is for the winter months and has kept me very warm recently, with the amount of dropped temperatures over the next month a snuggly sweater might be on the cards, right?!
Due to the stitches being dropped and pulled up on the front of the sweater means the tension is different and it pulls up the front of the sweater more than the back, this means that any length measurements should be taken at the side edges of the front to be accurate. I will do another post shortly to show you some extra photos and info on knitting the pattern to help.
Yarn- Hayfield Bonus Aran or any Aran that knits at 18 sts to 24 rows to 10cm, (4in) on 5mm needles.
Needles- 4mm, 5mm needles and a crochet hook.
Shaping- This pattern has increasing and decreasing, the sweater increases for a grown on sleeve and decreases back in for the shoulder. When shaping the front you will need to be able to keep in pattern as before which means keeping note of where you are in the pattern. When reaching the neck be sure to drop the stitches down as in pattern before casting off to keep the illusion of the pattern otherwise you will have a stocking stitch section below the neckline. The sleeves are increased to measurement then cast off straight instead of doing a sleeve head this is because the grown on sleeve acts as a drop shoulder which compensates for a sleeve head.
For One month until the next (February) pattern is available this pattern is downloadable for Free after a month the price will be £3.50. So I urge you to get knitting! 😀 x