Monday, April 18, 2011

drop shoulder sweater

remember when I started this ?


...I just finished it :) oh, yeah.


inspiration&realisation
It all started with my intention to reduce my stash.
As a matter of fact, I had this yarn for the past 2 years or so, and I've started and unravelled several things with it.
Sometimes you need to be in the right mood, you know.


Funny enough, this is a very simple pattern, and happens to be also a knockoff of the Stella McCartney drop shoulder sweater currently in stores for as little as 695 bucks.


left: www.polyvore.com - collage by moi


--> knock-it-off yourself :)


I used 7 balls (I looked up in their website, and now they sells this cotton in much bigger balls, I had the old version 2.5 oz / 70.9 g)  of worsted white cotton (I'm a size 2) knitted on a 5 1/2 mm needles 
(label says 4 1/2 mm, but I have a very tight "hand")


sugar'n cream Lily cotton 


It's a very easy pattern, suitable for beginners:




* front & back: cast on 109 stitches (or 29")
* work in 1:1 rib for 10 rows
* work on stockinette for : back 106 rows (or 21")
front 88 rows and then start decreasing for collar: 29 stitches in the middle and 7 decreases on each side of the collar every other row and last 4 rows without decreasing
* bind off and stitch together the shoulders (33 stitches), or
  like I did, do the three needles bind off
sleeves: cast on 41 stitches (or 10")
* work in 1:1 rib for 10 rows
* work on stockinette for 34 rows (or 8"), 
  increasing 5 times - 1 st on each side every 6 rows (51 stitches at
  the top of the sleeves or 13")
* bind off and sew 
* collar: cast on 96 stitches on a circular needle
* work in 1:1 rib for 8 rows 
* bind off and sew on your sweater


... I feel like I just saved 695$ :)


xox, d.

8 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous! I'm super jealous. I wish I could knit! I'm just stuck with horrendous crocheting skills. Hmmm. Oh well. Your sweater is gorgeous! It makes me want to learn how to knit!

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  2. Geat job!!! What a great sweater... and it looks so much like the original... makes one glad they can knit!! Wear with pride!!

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  3. Indeed you did just save 695 bucks!! It's awesome!! Thanks for linking it to Fibers on friday!

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  4. Great job! I love it. I can't knit but my mother can hehe. I have to go make a call ;)
    Girlfriends Are Like Shoes

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  5. Could you give me an idea of the gauge for this project? To help me adapt it to my yarn? Thanks!

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    1. Sure Ally! 20 stitches on stockinette = 5" / 20 rows on stockinette = 3"
      Show me yours when it's done!!

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    2. Can you tell me what length and size of circular needle was used? Also, if I didn't want to make this in cotton, would it still turn out ok?

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  6. Thanks so much for your quick response! I hope I can make this...I really don't care about the drop shoulder aspect of it, but I don't know how that could be changed.

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