Monday, June 20, 2016

vedo blu - seeing blue

I -cough - HAD TO - cough- make this sweater! was obsession since I first saw it on Pinterest.
And here it is, made it even more see through, because well, I like it this way.

left:see by Chloé  - right my handknitted version

And you can make it too! It's

a free  Ravelry download,

in English and Italian!

have fun knitting, ya'll!


Friday, April 15, 2016

DIY - pullover with slashed sleeves

slashed sleeves - inspired by Tess Giberson

I made this pullover on my machine after seeing the Tess Giberson's one.
I used 3 strands of 2/28 Loro Piana cashmere, in cherry red, on my brother knitting machine KH860. 
Needles to say, it's like wearing a cloud... with slashes!

Gauge stockinette: tension 6 on my brother KH860
50 stitches = 15,2 cm // 5-7/8" 
50 rows = 10,3 cm //  4"

right: Tess Giberson slash sleeves pullover on Lyst

The bottom and the sleeves edge are worked with just two strands of 2/28 cashmere, in tubular, 
for a total of 50 rows, which I left un-sewn on the bottom.
zig zag tension 0 -> 2 (broken toe cast on by Diana Sullivan)
tubular 0.2 -> 5
tubular 2 -> 50

These are the schematics based on my size (small, but with a loose fit):
the decreases for the raglan sleeves are all done using the 5 prongs transferring tool and decreasing two stitches at the time.

For the collar, I casted on with waste yarn  L42+R43on a tubular, then knit for 20 rows - two rows of ravel cord - then changed onto working yarn 24 rows on tension 6 and 10 rows on tension 5, then knit again with waste yarn and take it off the machine. 
Pick up the open stitches on knitting needles and casted off loosely on the side of the tighter tension. 
Sew with back-stitch around the neckline.

bottom: Tess Giberson slash sleeves pullover on Lyst

To make the slashes, I used a strand of ravel cord to manually work the stitches and continue working on the machine, then placed the stitches onto knitting needles and bind-off -
On a machine knitting group, a member bind-off with a separate strand of working yarn the stitches, and immediately cast-on, I might try this other way next time.

xox, d.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

new sweater: thick and thin

a combination of handknit and machine knitting

My friend at yarn-way gifted me with two skeins of this gorgeous bulky yarn, in my favorite sky blue color: at first I thought I could make a hat and and a cowl, but it's so soft and pretty it would be a waste for "just" accessories. 
So.... I made the most of the two skeins.

the bottom edge is knitted in tubular, without seams at the sides, and the front and back of the sweater have been "sandwiched" in hand-sewn with back-stitch

I hand-knitted the front trying to come up with a shape that would need the least amount of yarn: so here the asymmetric hem, and the raglan sleeves.

For the back and sleeves I used my knitting machine a 2/14 merino/cashmere blend, in heather grey, knitted on tension 3.** - gauge 50 st x 50 r = 12.7cm x 9 cm.
The back is knitted casting on on waste yarn, knitted 3 rows and then placed the needles in position E and the carriage on H to knit short rows to match the asymmetry of the front.

 here are my notes: 

xox, d.

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