Friday, June 22, 2012

open knit summer sweaters

open knits sweaters are hot hot hot this summer!

Don't want to buy one? 
DIY an open knit, mesh looking sweater isn't that hard.

image via: fashion gone rogue

images: polyvore

You can pick, whether you prefer 
to knit or crochet, with similar results.

stitch pattern for knit version:

Row 1 and all wrong side rows: Purl.
Row 2: *K2tog, yo, rep from * across; end k1.
Row 4: K1, *yo, ssk, rep from * to end of row.

found via: subversive knitting

stitch pattern for crochet version:

1st row: chain 3 - skip 1 st - 1 double crochet - chain 1 - skip one st - 1 double crochet - till the end of the row 
2nd row: chain 2 - 1 double crochet (not into the chain st, but into the 'bridge') - chain 1 - 1 double crochet - till the end of the row - the last double crochet will be onto the stitch of the previous row
3rd row: chain 3 -  skip 1 st - 1 double crochet into the 'bridge' - chain 1 - skip one st - 1 double crochet into the 'bridge' - till the end of the row 
4th row: repeat from 2nd row

diy Jason Wu crocheted sweater

xox, d.

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  1. This makes me want to learn to knit.

  2. I've queued this pattern! One question: Do you cast on an even or an odd number of stitches?

    1. Hi Christina! you need to cast on an odd number of stitches!
      share your sweater when you're done!!! thanks for stopping by xox, d.

  3. Love the blog! One question. How do I do the shaping? For the sleeves and the body? Thanks again!

    1. Work your decreases and your increases as you would do for any shape of sweater you'll like. while you'll knit or crochet, do the "mesh-stitch" keep into consideration that you'll have one or more less stitches at the beginning and the end of the row. I hope this sound clear enough... o_o !!!

  4. Fab design. Will have to give this a go in the new year ready for summer. And I'll look so cool. :D Plus this way I can have one of my favourite designs in whatever colour wool I want. Thanks for sharing.


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