Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Irving Pullover - NEW RELEASE

The test knit has finished and I am so please to be able to bring this lovely top knitting pattern to you.  a thing for string's DK is a luxurious yarn that is amazing to knit with.  It holds it shape too which is important with lace patterns.  

Skill Level-Intermediate

Featuring a combination of waterfall & umbrella lace patterns this standard-fitting, light-weight pullover has gentle shaping between lace panels to allow more room at the hips. With long set-in sleeves, simple Garter trim at the neckline and soft merino yarn, this is designed to be worn next to the skin or over a camisole. It is worked flat from the bottom up, is charted & written out with schematics.   

Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X) Shown in Size S
To fit actual bust at underarm: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”/81 (91, 101, 111, 122) cm to be worn with 2”/5cm of positive ease

Finished Measurements
Circumference at bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”/86 (96, 106, 116, 127) cm
Length: 23.75 (24.75, 25.25, 26.25, 26.75)”/60 (62, 63, 66, 68) cm

Materials and Equipment
A Thing for String Hand Dyed DK yarn (230yds, 100g, 100% Superwash Merino Wool), Blue Granite 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) hanks

OR 1069 (1180, 1303, 1442, 1567) yds/978 (1079, 1192, 1319, 1433) m of DK Superwash Merino Wool.

Size 5 (3.75mm) circular needles, 16”/40cm
Size 6 (4mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Scrap yarn
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Over Charts A & B: 22 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10cm after blocking.
The pattern PDF is available for $6.50 as in instant download.  Click to Download
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Monday, 9 July 2018

Tubular Bind Off - An Easier Way

To create a lovely, rounded edge at the end of k1p1 ribbing, the Tubular Bind Off method gives you the stretch and look that is just perfect.  There is an easier way than putting half of your stitches on one needle  - it can be done with all of the sts where they are.  

After clicking on the link below, scroll down until you see "One Needle Kitchener BO for Double Knitting"  You can use this even if you're not working in double knitting.  Just plain k1p1 ribbing is fine.


  Video Tutorial

Once you get into the rhythm of the bind off, it moves at a steady pace and leaves such a great bind off edge.  Thank you Sockmatician for putting this video together!