Show & Tell - Part 5
You can see all the Show & Tells here.
This time I've got three garments to show you.
Bobble Loop Sweater by Kay Hopkins
Knitted by Anne-Marijke in West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leiciester DK, this sweater has a statement yoke of twisty cables and bobbles and it really pops in shade 1040 - Brook.
Knitted seamlessly from the yoke down the cable and bobble pattern is both written and charted. There are also four options for the neck line - funnel, crew, mock collar and turtleneck - which you pick up later from the top of the yoke.
Anne-Marikje used a technique favoured by her mother of gradually decreasing the needle side as she worked the ribbing on the neckband. Starting with a 3.5mm suggested in pattern before moving on to a 3.25mm then finally 3mm. This gives this deep rib a neater flatter appearance.
If you have neckline woes in your garment patterns check out these articles for some ideas on how to improve them.
One way to adapt a loose neckline is to block it into a pleat.
Knitted by Cindy the v-neckline of her Chabot jumper ended up too low and loose for her. Instead of unpicking and reworking Cindy created a statement neckline during blocking by folding pleats and pinning them whilst the jumper was wet. We're not sure how long there will last for so I'll maybe do an update later!
Chabot designed by Alma Bali
Knitted in Wee County Yarns Kinross 4ply Granite this jumper is lush. It has a cushy texture and weight, perfect for the roomy stocking stitch fabric and the fitted 1x1 ribs.
You don't see the Dolman sleeves so well on the mannequin so I laid it out flat too...
It's part of a design collection called Domino + Square and you can see the other patterns in this short YouTube video.
Our third and final garment is knitted by Sabine.
Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu is an all over lace waterfall cardigan. Knitted seamlessly this cardigan starts with the sleeves and back before the whole bottom half is worked.
The pattern is written for a 4ply yarn and shown in a smooth merino.