I am still playing with my new bind off method … Trying out a few new things …
And this is the result: Kazual, a ‘casual’ pullover worked top down and seamlessly in the round.
It starts at the top with a welted cast on. It features striped welts on the shoulders …
and elbows …
and it has two small pockets.
The welts are very easy to make: no difficult intarsia. Only one color is worked per row. You never need to join to the main color in the same row.
There are a few ends to weave in, but that shouldn’t scare you off: they are very easily hidden in the welts.
The body has a slight A-line adding up to the relaxed, ‘casual’ feel and the cuffs and hems have a ‘minimal finished look’ using the special bind off method.
Everything you need to successfully finish your Kazual is included, no need to search on the web:
- photo tutorials to work the striped welts and the special cast on technique
- tutorials for short rows and jogless stripes.
Tech edited by Sue-Cat
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 33 / 37 / 41 / 44½ / 48 / 52 “ (83 / 98 / 104 / 113 / 122 / 132 cm)
Intended to be worn with positive ease (10 to 25 cm / 4 to 10”). Model is wearing M with 15 cm / 6” of positive ease at the high bust (under the armpits).
What you’ll need
worsted weight or heavy DK
MC (main color) ± 650/750/800/880/950/1050 m (710/820/880/960/1050/1150 yards)
Instead of a worsted weight you can also pair a sportweight with a lace weight (mohair)
CC (contrasting color) between 80 and 100 m / between 88 and 110 yards
5 mm (US 8) circular needles and straight needles (optional)
stockinette stitch blocked: 17 sts and 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)
More info here