Free Pattern

Dennis is one of my free patterns on ravelry just today I’ve been made aware of a couple of minor mistakes.

Due to no longer having the software I used to create the pattern I can’t access and update the information on the same file type. Until I update the pattern to a newly rendered edition I’m going to add it here for you all. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Nessa x

First Error:- Page 3

Second Shape Shoulder on Back of Top should read as follows:-

Next Row. Cast off 13 [14:15:16:17:18] sts, purl to end. 13 [14:15:16:17:19] sts.

Next Row. Knit.

Cast off rem 13 [14:15:16:17:19] sts.

Second Error: Page 4

After the Neck shaping on both sides I’ve managed to miss out any measurements for the armholes so for the Left Side of Neck you:- Work until front armhole measures same as back armhole before shoulder shaping, ending with a ws row.

And same for the Right Side of Neck but:- ending with a rs row.

Hope that clears up any slight confusion. Thank you x





You may remember me discussing with you a few months ago my Grandads passing and I had some time off to re-coop and gain some clarity of it all and well let the bad news sink in a little. Back then I was visiting the hospital a lot and doing a fair bit of crying and whilst I were doing all this and working 5 full day weeks I’d still managed keep up too my blog and got a good couple of patterns not only knit but also written, checked and published. I’d been so busy and literally worn to the bone. Through all that time I got share my creations on my visits which kept my grandad proud and helped take his mind off all the trouble if only for a second to make him smile. This Sweater was the last sweater of mine he saw in the making but he had passed a few days before I’d managed to get it all sewn up.

So in his loving memory I’m naming this Vintage 1950’s Inspired Sweater ‘Dennis’.

On a lighter note it’s started brightening up again today and I finally got my new pattern up to date and completed better late then never eh! 😉 Apart from needing some proper photos but they can come later now the sunshine is out.

So ‘Dennis’ is something I’d been planning since about Christmas I wanted to try my hand at a little bit of classic knitwear and where better to look than the 1950’s. I wasn’t wanting to be outlandish with stripes or pattern I was wanting simple and elegant. Mainly something smart I could pull on for any occasion, whether it be for work, party, dinner or family gathering. I look over knitwear a lot and the elegance as some what escaped the feminine shapes have changed and we no longer see the need to show off our flattering figures. However from time to time I still do.

The sweater is made the same both front and back apart from the different necklines which makes the garment easily reversible and flattering either way. The coloured edging is created with a simple slip stitch into an eyelet edging using a crochet hook. It’s close fitting with no positive ease and a deep ribbed edging to pull in at the waist. The making is done in pieces and will need to be sewn together to finish and instructions are fully written.

For the minute I’m keeping the pattern for Free but is subject to change in the future.

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So I was ready to publish Quilter a few weeks ago but finding a suitable location and weather for photo’s was bearing on difficult and I still wanted my pattern to be available on time so, I took a simply photo for the time being and rustled up a few words to go with for the blog and Ravelry. Now I have more of a chance to tell you more in depth about some of the sweaters look and features and a little bit of help for along the way.

To start with a small tutorial on how to do the quilter stitch pattern on row 9th and 17th it will read as follows:-
drop the next st down 7 rows and pulling stitch up behind loops pull the top loop through st and slip this stitch back on left hand needle and knit
Now if this confuses you in anyway don’t panic I’m here to help.

Quilter pattern tutorial

Step One – Tools Ready

You’ll obviously have your knitting on your needles at this point and to make it slightly easier to pick up stitches you might want to use a crochet hook but that is a personal preference. I on the other hand will be creating a sample from scratch to show you!

Quilter pattern tutorial

Step Two- Stocking Stitch Done

Before you get to the first pattern row you will have done 8 rows of stocking stitch which I have prepared earlier! 😉

Quilter pattern tutorial

Step Three – Drop Your Stitch

drop the next st  this means the next stitch on your left hand needle is to be slipped off.

Quilter pattern tutorial

Step Four – Unravel The Stitch

down 7 rows – Drop the stitch down 7 rows then with your crochet hook pull the little stitch at the bottom to the back of the work.

Quilter pattern tutorial

Step Five- Pull the stitch up behind the work.

and pulling stitch up behind loops – using your crochet hook pull up the stitch behind the 7 unravelled loops to the top loop.

Quilter pattern tutorial

Step Six- pull the top loop through stitch.

pull the top loop through st – whilst the stitch is still on the hook, hook the top loop and pull it through the stitch.

Quilter pattern tutorial

Step Seven – This creates the stitch.

and slip this stitch back on left hand needle – slip this loop back onto the left hand needle ready to be knit.

Quilter pattern tutorial

Step Eight- Knit.

To start with it might not look anything special.
Quilter pattern tutorial

and the first few times you do this technique it takes a little while but it gets faster!

Quilter pattern tutorial

and has such good and warming results.

The effect of pulling up the stitches in the pattern as I mentioned before is that the length measurement needs to be taken from the side edge only on the front.

My next tip is for sewing and will help you place your sleeves much easier, placing a few thread markers on the sweater to mark the start of the armholes and to mark the start of the shoulder. This is so you know where the top of the sleeve will fit and so your shoulder will be sewn up correctly! Silly as it sounds I did actually sew mine up slightly wrong at the shoulder which is why I’m passing on the tip, I ended up with a bulge in my sleeve. No one needs that :p

I hope my tips help you all to knit Quilter up but if you have any questions feel free to message me either via my email on the pattern, via PM on Ravelry or this page and I will get in touch as soon as possible. Thank you for all your support and can’t wait to see your knits. X