Indie design Gift a long

Thank you very much for participating in Ravelry Indie-design-Gift-a-Long!

I was curious about my most purchased patterns during this event. No wonder that sweaters were in the overwhelming majority with over 67 % of all purchases (winter has come ❄️❄️❄️). Then you wanted to make one of my favorite skirts – Skirt Integrity   – I’m really glad it caught your attention!

The stats look like this (in per cents):

Colorful sweater Ozone, crochet 18.6 %
Origami sweater Heuristic, knit 18.6 %
Ambiance Origami sweater, crochet  14.0 %
Detour sweater, crochet 11.6 %
Skirt integrity, crochet 9.3 %
To Crop or not to Crop top crochet 4.7 %
Origami sweater Spring, crochet 4.7 %
Garnet dress, crochet 4.7 %
Detour cowl, crochet 2.3 %
Freelancer top, crochet 2.3 %
Rhythmic top, crochet 2.3 %
Unquestionable maxi dress, crochet 2.3 %
Scarf Heuristic, knit 2.3 %
Off shoulder dress or tunic, crochet 2.3 %

You may like to press on each pattern to find more details about sizes and yarn recommendations.

Though the 25% discount campaign has just ended you can still participate in Ravelry games till the end of this year. Please find more details here: www.ravelry.com/groups/indie-design-gift-a-long

Was my participation worth it? I can not say yet because sales don’t interest me – I look forward to seeing your beautiful sweaters, skirts, tops, and dresses created from my patterns.🤗🤗🤗

Happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

Origami knit sweater

Paper folding technique where several sheets are arranged into interesting shapes is a very entertaining game for people of all ages. But do you know that with similar technique, you can create a sweater or even a sweater dress that requires minimum of shaping and uses creative and practical heuristic approach to knit a garment?

The construction of this sweater is very simple: front, back and sleeves are worked back and forth in long straight 4 panels till you get accustomed to constantly repeated rows – browse photos to see how front, back and sleeves are arranged around neckline. Then the decrease is made at one side of each panel (in most rows you will decrease 1 stitch only). Finally everything is folded (as in origami) and sewn together. And best of all – all 4 panels are worked the same way! Thus, every new panel will be knitted faster because you already have relevant past experience.

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If you already made garments top-down, bottom-up and look for something unusual you might admire this idea.

DOWNLOAD this pattern:

HEURISTIC: Sweater Knit Pattern – Knit Tutorial in English 

The sample shown was made with 6 thin wool strands held together. You may take merino wool 2 ply (UK), Cobweb, 0, or Lace (USA) and knit in several strands as described.
Or use 5 ply (UK), Sport, 2 or Fine (USA) 100 % wool yarn with the length close to 233 m (254 yards) in 100 gr and work with one strand. Suitable yarns:

 

Choosing the right YARN and HOOK to achieve great results

Please get the gauge to make sure the sweater fits your size! This sweater was precisely calculated for 25 stitches x 32 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4’’).

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This knit sweater is provided for sizes:

S (fits 86-91 cm = 34-36’’ bust, hips circumference);
M (fits 97-102 cm = 38-40’’ bust, hips circumference);
L-XL (fits 109-114 cm = 43-45’’ bust, hips circumference);
2XL (fits 119-124 cm = 47-49’ ’bust, hips circumference);
3XL (fits 130-135 cm = 51-53’’ bust, hips circumference).

If you are between the sizes, for example your bust and hips are 94 cm = 37‘’ choose a closest smaller size.

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Stitches used:

knit; purl; yarn over; knit 2 stitches together; purl 2 stitches together (photos of these basic stitches are not included)

slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in the back, knit 3rd stitch, yarn over, knit 2 stitches from the cable needle (photos included)

You will receive 15 pages:

► tutorial in ENGLISH with written interpretation of rows;

► diagrams (reading charts is not essential, but they allow to notice any of your mistakes at once);

► schematic with measurements;

► photos of the assembly (folding instructions).

DOWNLOAD this pattern: 
HEURISTIC: Sweater Knit Pattern – Knit Tutorial in English

 

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