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Cropped V-Neck Raglan
[pinit] Although I love to design more complex knits, often, I prefer to wear simpler knits, especially when I am working at home. This raglan pullover is such a wardrobe staple – it has light shaping at the waist, and is worked in the round with a steek for the v-neck shaping. It is a good project for the knitter who is new to knitting circular sweaters, as it's just stockinette and ribbing, so all attention can be paid to the raglan shaping, without any stitchwork or colorwork to distract the knitter.
High V-Neck Raglan
Cropped Cable Pullover with Detachable Turtleneck
[pinit] This quick-to-knit design is knit in the round, and has square inset sleeves. There are only three cable patterns centered on the front. The back and sleeves are in stockinette. To give structure to the soft wool yarn, as well as a strong vertical element, I used twisted ribbing for the lower edge, cuffs, neck edge and separate turtleneck.
Wild Rose Raglan
[pinit] This design needed a different approach, from my usual stranded method of presenting ideas. Some ideas don't fit into that framework, but also, are too intriguing to leave unexplored. This Wild Rose motif was derived from an Arts & Crafts era wallpaper frieze. I was taken by the simplicity of the shape, but as I dislike working intarsia, and wanted the pullover knit in-the-round, I decided that duplicate stitch would be the best way to depict the image. The plain knitting and bulky yarn make this sweater a quick and easy project. When the dreariness of winter surrounds you, this sweater will bring remembrances of a summer rose garden to your day!
[pinit] This design evolved from a charted motif of waves. In playing with the graphed image, Caterina was born. The wavy undulations are still there, but, are now vertical, and are secondary to the heart motifs that have surfaced, from the joining of the wave motifs. I've used 3 colors, with the Bright Teal creating the drama. For a more subdued sweater, work the patterning in just one color.
Woodland Trio Pullover
[pinit] This design incorporates a simply elegant motif from the Art and Crafts era. The limited autumnal color scheme adds to this simple statement. This design could easily be worked in Spring, Winter or Summer colors, depending on your coloring or preference.
Zipped-Up Aran Tunic
[pinit] I love the look of traditional arans, complete with deep "skirts" (welts), but wanted something longer to wear over tights or a skirt. I also love pullovers, but wanted a more flexible neck opening, for ease in dressing. This pattern is in written and charted forms, with the placket/neck shaping also shown in charted form, as the center front motif becomes adapted. This pattern is in just one size - 45", adjustable with blocking to 49". I have included notes regarding which elements can be adapted to size the sweater up or down.
Cabled Norwegian Tunic
[pinit] This design uses a simple-to-work twisted cable pattern for most of the sweater. The Norwegian style design at the bodice in Crimson gives interest and uplifts the eye from the lower part of the sweater, whose fit is eased by a slight A-line of approx. a 3" difference in circumference between bodice and hips. This shaping detail makes for a ribbed lower edge that is slimming with it's strong vertical line and non-hugging dimensions!
Scottish Fleet Tunic
[pinit] The sweater has a split lower edge for ease of movement, which transitions to cables for a slighlty more fitted waist, then to the allover guernsey pattern. The overall effect is an a-line. This design is an adaptation of the pattern, Scottish Fleet - Trees and Bars, as seen in Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys and Arans, by Gladys Thompson. I've altered the cables from the regular repeat to an irregular one. I've also changed the "bars" from reverse St st to seed st, as the pattern stitches are not just purled, as in the original, but purled in the second color!
Tree of Life Pullover
[pinit] I have always admired quilt motifs, and love to incorporate them into knitting. Wearing this sweater gives me a feeling of home, of tradition, but not a sleepy, under-a-quilt feeling! The colors may be traditional, but when placed in this allover graphic, they come to life! It's a sweater I wear when I'm happy - and so, hardly a day goes by when I don't want to wear it. So, I hope you will knit it, wear it and be happy, too!
[pinit] This design comes from the era of the Art and Crafts Movement. There are so many wonderful, simplified forms of Nature that Gustav Stickley brought into the world through his Craftsman Workshops. I chose his Dragonfly Frieze and worked it into an allover design, so that one has to LOOK for the dragonfly! I love creating graphics that are really made of one element. As there is no competing with such a large graphic, I've chosen a small border pattern to define it, rein it in, if you will!
I designed this pullover and vest with students in mind, giving them a classic, collegate style.This pattern offers 2 variations on an easy-to-wear sweater design. The pullover has inset sleeves that are knit from the body to the wrist. The striping at the waist is flattering and the coordinating wrist striping has a youthful length. There are 5 sizes, from 36" to 43".