Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DIY - MK: late mother's day sweater

I finally mastered the perfect fitted sweater!

This is my mother's day - two days after - present.

It's a 3/4 sleeve, fitted sweater.

Here some details: the bubble borders on sleeves, bottom and neckline.

For the neckline, I casted on 196 stitches and worked the bubble edge,
finishing with two rows of stockinette rather than one,
and few rows with waste yarn. I then sew the open stitches with a back-stitch.

The bubble border is a variation of the scalloped edge on Knit it Now, but I casted on my stitches on full double bed, and worked tubular for 10 rows before putting the needles in hold position. The result is quite different, so I obtained a bubble rather than a scallop.

By doing short rows, I created a dart in the bust so that the fit came out, quite frankly, ... perfect.

This is my chart and pattern  with measures in rows/stitches and centimeters.
It's a size XS, my mom is tiny.

I used the same yarn (2/50 - 6 strands) that I used for my blue/cream sweater, so I had the gauge ready.

xox, d.

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