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 Рbrowse 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 Рall 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.

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HEURISTIC: Sweater Knit Pattern ‚Äď 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‚Äė‚Äô 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:

‚Ėļ¬†tutorial in ENGLISH with written interpretation of rows;

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

‚Ėļ¬†schematic with measurements;

‚Ėļ photos of the assembly (folding instructions).

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HEURISTIC: Sweater Knit Pattern ‚Äď Knit Tutorial in English

 

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Knit summer TOP with free chart – scroll down the page

Recently I received an unexpected present Рone skein of 100 % silk yarn. It had 420 yards (384 meters) per 120 meters. It was quite expensive and the yellow hue was very rare to find in other yarn shops. Either I had to combine my silk with another fiber and colour (burgundy looked very nice with it and my favorite bronze yarn was a nice supplement to it) or use it for a small project. For crocheting even such a small top I would need at least 520 meters of 4 ply yarn (130 gram totally). So I decided to knit a small top. I could wear it either over my burgundy dress or with lilac jeans.

Here are some photos of my completed project (all clickable):

Yellow knit free pattern  Knit summer TOP with free chart

Yellow knit free pattern Yellow knit free pattern

You are welcome to repeat it! Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue and favorites or share photos of your completed project here http://mycrochet.conceptcreative.store/

‚Ėļ I would like to pay your attention that all¬†charts and patterns published in my blog are¬†not to be resold or published elsewhere!¬†¬†You can¬†give the following link to¬†the¬†pattern:¬†

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Knit yellow top

Recommended yarn: silk/rayon/bamboo/soya/tencell

Yarn weight: sport / 5 ply / 320 m in 100 gr / 350 yards in 3.5 oz

Total yarn usage for size medium: 420 yards (384 meters)

Needle size: 3 mm

Abbreviations:

Skirt chart abbrev.

All other stitches (empty squares) you work in garter stitch. This way you will have reversible, ridged fabric.

At first knit edge pattern that will be placed over your waist. For any size cast on 13 with a piece of scrap yarn, then attach main yarn and follow this chart starting from row 1.

Gauge: the width of 13 stitches = 5 cm/2”.

Knit summer TOP with free chart

Knit in both wrong and right sides and make y.o. in rows 1-16 and in row 18 (in row 17 knit every stitch). Repeat rows 1-18 until the length of the panel reaches your bust circumference without any ease. Though this panel will be placed at your waist level you need to be able to pull it over your bust.

For size medium I have worked 10 motifs of the edge panel, but you might need to repeat more motifs depending on your gauge.

Then sew first row with last one to make a loop: place both ends of the panel flat, with sewing needle and main yarn join every stitch made in 1st row with respective stitch in last row, make sure all stitches are connected and then remove scrap yarn.

Work over one side¬†of this¬†loop¬†–¬†place 18 knit stitches¬† over each edge pattern (2 stitches in¬†every row).¬†In my size I had 180 stitches over 10 motifs. Knit¬†upwards in rounds following the below chart. Start from 1st row, increase 2 y.o. in each motif in¬†1st and 2nd¬†so that you have 24 stitches¬†in 3rd row in each motif.¬†Then work straight in rounds.

Knit summer TOP with free chart

For downloading this chart in high quality in PDF format click on this link: Yellow lace top

Since edge pattern was worked back and forth with knit stitches only you can choose two ways of working main pattern:

  1. Either work knit stitches only, but after completing one row on the right side turn to knit in the opposite direction on the wrong side (fix first and last stitches to prevent a hole).
  2. Work right side only (in rounds or spirals) but after completing row with knit stitches work next row with purl stitches. I used the 2nd variant.

Eight¬†rows prior¬†to the final row in this chart¬†skip for the armholes – place your work on a surface, mark the sides. In my size I have skipped one “solid” section of 9 knit sts. Then¬†work front and back separately, decreasing 5 stitches in each row.

After completing last row of this chart work row of single crochet stitches along the armholes, slip stitches in front and back to prevent stretching of your top. Make straps – in my top I have chained for the necessary length and worked single crochet stitch into each chain. And then my yarn ended : )). But you might have more yarn and create wider straps.

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Knit shoulder warmer in Shetland lace technique – PATTERN

Every crafter has once in a while the same question: what to do with leftover bits of yarn? Very small pieces of matching colours can be used for creating one-of-a-kind garments like this top: https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/avantgarde/

A great way to get rid of one 50 gram-ball (1.75 oz-ball) of thin wool or wool/acrylic yarn is knitting something in Shetland lace technique:

Every crafter has once in a while the same question: what to do with leftover bits of yarn? A great way to get rid of one 50 gram-ball (1.75 oz-ball) of thin wool or wool/acrylic yarn is knitting something in Shetland lace technique.

Every crafter has once in a while the same question: what to do with leftover bits of yarn?

Wear this infinity scarf as a Shoulder warmer or a¬†Shrug during chilly summer evenings or as Neck warmer in winter¬†– all ways look interesting. It doesn’t weigh much, so you can always put in a bag just in case you feel cold in the evening.

Yarn usage is quite economical which will be important when using some¬†expensive fibres.¬†This garment weighs 45 gram (1.6 oz) only and fits sizes S/M. ¬†For bigger sizes you will ¬†need 10-20 gram¬†more – knit it till the garment fits your shoulders and does not slip down.¬† I’d recommend using wool or wool/acrylic as silk or rayon will tend to get down and not stay over the shoulders.

FREE PATTERN can be downloaded from here: Infinity-Knit-Wrap-Tutorial

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Knit TOP for hot summer – detailed PATTERN for Shetland lace top

Recently I have completed another knit top with Shetland lace:

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It¬†was made in size XL as a present to¬†my neighbour. I used zigzags and rhombuses as in my previous knit top, but changed the edge and the neckline.¬†¬†With these shoulders it’s certainly easier to find¬†a suitable bra : ).

The pattern was made earlier for the halter neck top with the same zigzag and rhombus patterns:

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Knittop3  Top

This top looks great with a bikini – you will get lots of admiring glances on a beach resort! It takes not much place in your travel luggage, is very light (weighs 100 gr only), and has a perfect & practical design for the hot summer – it leaves your shoulders free so you would not suffer from the heat too much.

The halter neck top is stretchy and fits a woman with the following circumferences:

Bust 36-41 inch; 92-105 cm
Waist 29-33 inch; 75-90 cm
Hips 37-41 inch; 94-105 cm

Detailed PATTERN for this halter neck top can be downloaded here:

https://www.etsy.com/ch-en/listing/157352851/

To make the same neckline as I did for my neighbour simply decrease 2 rhombuses for the armholes as described in the PDF and then knit straight up to the neckline. Sew shoulder seams Рin each shoulder join one rhombus of the front with respective rhombus in the back.

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Knit summer DRESS with free chart

This dress is one of my longest projects РI’ve started it somewhere in September 2013 because I wanted to make a knit dress with geometric lace pattern.

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All photos are clickable:

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Well, somehow the process was moving not very fast. Maybe because of winter, maybe because I lost interest.

I knit¬†this dress in rounds. The part that is now between bust and waist (approx.¬†27 rows) was completed in¬†3-4 month : )). Too slow… In the meantime I crocheted lots of different garments and actually was thinking to undo all 27 rows.

My friend said –¬†oh, it was so beautiful, leave it, maybe someday you‚Äôll return to this knit project. After some thinking I took another chart, started knitting upwards over completed part (now it is part over bust). Since I had more yarn that the lace dress was consuming I‚Äôve changed the original chart, added more solid-looking rows and started knitting downwards under cast¬†chains¬†(now it‚Äôs skirt). Great thing that I used scrap yarn for casting!

I decided¬†to knit dress downwards until¬†my yarn ends : )) – I had 1600 meters (1750 yards) of mixed yarn of bamboo/rayon/linen and did not want to have any left overs. Not because I didn’t love the yarn – it was fine, soft, with nice shine.¬†I just think that the best project is the one I¬†can use the amount of yarn I have for it : )). Without purchasing more or having lots of leftovers.

Finally I have finished knitting¬†in January 2015! : )) Maybe it‚Äôs kind of projects ‚Äúfor keeping it in wardrobe far away from my eyes‚ÄĚ because the only place I could wear it is beach resort in the evening. Or perhaps during¬†some beach wedding : ))). It weights 350 gr (12.3 oz) so it takes¬†almost no place in a holiday luggage (I would not be weighed down by huge¬†bags :));

The dark slip dresses are not meant for this dress – I wore them just to show the knit pattern.

Below is the diagram I drew for the skirt (it’s clickable):

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HQ chart in PDF format can be sent to your email upon request Рthis chart in JPG format is a low-resolution version so I still have some upload space remaining in my blog. I kindly ask you not to copy this diagram into your blog or sell it Рjust give the following link for the diagram  https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/knit-summer-dress-with-free-chart/

As for the rest of the charts – I made so many remarks ¬†in them that they look rather terrible : )). Top is just more “lighter version” of the skirt pattern.

Abbreviations:

Skirt chart abbrev.

All other stitches (squares) you work in garter stitch. This way you will have reversible, ridged fabric.

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Knit cable pullover with skull pattern / free diagram

Since cable pullovers with a skull pattern became very popular lately, my son asked me to knit something cool for him :).  Though he never wanted me to create pullovers before (he prefers wearing T-shirts even in winter), now I think he loves the look. And not to forget those 20 girls on Facebook who immediately liked his new avatar :).

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More photos (all are clickable):

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For size XXL (the young man is almost 2 m = 6.5” tall) I’ve used 730 gr (25.8¬†oz) of a 100 % wool yarn approx. 178 m (195 yds) in 100 gr (3.5 oz). Such a yarn¬†equals to 10 ply; Aran; Worsted; 4 or Medium.

I noted the differences I’ve made in my pullover (comparing to the original by Alexander McQueen) and left some comments about yarn and knitting process in this Ravelry topic: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/patterns/3047097/1-25#19

Detailed DIAGRAM (for the skull in front) that I have used is below. Click on the file to download it in better resolution.

I’ve knitted the pullover bottom up but with this chart it’s easy to see how to work it top down.

I kindly ask you not to copy this diagram into your blog or sell it Рjust give the following link for the diagram: https://conceptcreativeblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/knit-cable-pullover-with-skull-pattern-free-diagram/

Thank you for understanding!

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Knitting symbols used (clickable):

Knitting symbols for the diagram

The pattern on both sides from the skull is the same as in his eyes (right side facing: 1 knit, 1 purl; wrong side facing: purl only). Let‚Äôs call it ‚Äúpattern in the eyes‚ÄĚ.

For the mentioned size I started FRONT with 14 purl sts, 1 knit between the patterns, 10 sts ‚Äúcable chains‚ÄĚ (1 purl, 8 knit, 1 purl), 1 knit between the patterns, 13 sts of ‚Äúpattern in the eyes‚ÄĚ, then worked skull as shown in the chart and finished the row symmetrically.

1st row in the BACK: 14 purl sts, 1 knit between the patterns, 10 sts ‚Äúcable chains‚ÄĚ (1 purl, 8 knit, 1 purl), 1 knit between the patterns, 12 sts of ‚Äúpattern in the eyes‚ÄĚ, 1 knit between the patterns, then cable pattern in the centre of the back (4 purl, 4 knit, 6 purl, 4 knit, 6 purl, 4 knit, 6 purl, 4 knit, 4 purl = 42 sts totally); finish the row symmetrically.

Note that later in all rows on the right side ‚ÄĚ1 knit between the patterns‚ÄĚ will be slipped without knitting it. Purl it on the wrong side.

‚ÄúPattern in the eyes‚ÄĚ is worked on the right side as charted;¬†purl all stitches of the pattern¬†on the wrong side.

I‚Äôve not charted the centre of the back and ‚Äúcable chains‚ÄĚ because these patterns seam to be easy – in the main picture you‚Äôll see in what direction you need to cross knit sts.

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Knit SKIRT for hot summer – detailed PATTERN for Shetland lace skirt

Now, this is my brand new and most favorite for this summer: a very sexy maxi cotton skirt. Voila (as I already wrote, the French letters are corrected by the WordPress, I can not use the correct French symbols here :)):

All photos are clickable!

Knit skirt pattern. You will have two different clothes during your vacation - it can be easily worn as a strapless dress (just lift it over your bust, the skirt has an elastic waistband and is very stretchy). Knit skirt pattern. You will have two different clothes during your vacation - it can be easily worn as a strapless dress (just lift it over your bust, the skirt has an elastic waistband and is very stretchy). Knit skirt pattern. You will have two different clothes during your vacation - it can be easily worn as a strapless dress (just lift it over your bust, the skirt has an elastic waistband and is very stretchy).

Knit skirt pattern. You will have two different clothes during your vacation - it can be easily worn as a strapless dress (just lift it over your bust, the skirt has an elastic waistband and is very stretchy). Knit skirt pattern. You will have two different clothes during your vacation - it can be easily worn as a strapless dress (just lift it over your bust, the skirt has an elastic waistband and is very stretchy). Knit skirt pattern. You will have two different clothes during your vacation - it can be easily worn as a strapless dress (just lift it over your bust, the skirt has an elastic waistband and is very stretchy).

I have tried it with a top, jacket, swimming suit (without an underskirt) – all ways look great. The best thing about it is that I can transform it to a strapless dress (lift it over my bust), put a bikini under it and look very stunning on the beach. White dress with a black bikini …. wow!! Well, so far I can not place the beach photos – but I promise them as soon I get to the marine scene! This little photo session can substitute my sexy beach pics :).¬†By the way, it was quite warm outside but I didn’t feel the heat because the skirt is so transparent and very light (weighs almost 200 gr).

Detailed PATTERN for sizes S-M, L-XL can be downloaded from here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/163971221/knit-maxi-skirt-pattern

http://conceptcreative.store/shop/skirt-knit-pattern

 

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