a machine knit inspired by a hand-knit pattern
This twin set that I just finished last night has been inspired by "Caramel", a top-down, hand-knit cardigan pattern that is on my Raverly forever.
Then, few weeks ago, somebody on a knitting group on Facebook, posted about it and my mind got spinning to try to adapt the pattern achieving something similar in a much thinner yarn, and worked my way backward.
From the same pattern, I loved the random stripes in "lemon bars" (but: a- I look awful in yellow and b- I had plenty of turquoise and ...c- shades of blue are my favorite colors) so I decided to use my favorite method - Excel - to trace the stripes according to my gauge and make the row counts and all I needed to make myself ready on my machine and knit, and change color, and knit till I was done.
(file includes all increases/ decreases for both cardigan and shell)
|The cardigan is a raglan-sleeve pattern, with the two front parts that don't have any neckline shaping, this gives the nice flowing lines|
My numbers are based on my yarn and gauge -
yarn is 2/30 used in two strands (cashwool/turquoise, lambswool/light grey, merinos/dark grey)
(I'm a size Small)
GAUGE: measured on stockinette stitch on my Brother KH860 knitting machine, on tension 3.**
50 st = 12.7 cm // 5"
50 rows = 9.9 cm // 3-7/8"
|while the cardigan is boxy, the shell is fitted with decreases on the hips |
and increases from the waist up
|...and here I am... with and without!|
Wore it today already!
hope you'll like it and find the instructions easy to follow :)
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