. . . mont blanc . . .

Now that autumn is around the corner it is time to present a pattern to you that I made a while ago, but never showed. I called it ‘mont blanc’ as the colorway I used for it. The yarn is Wollmeise DK in the so called colorway.mont blanc mod 7

The design grew as I was knitting it (top down, of course). The only element that I was sure of is the deep cabled V-neck that starts at the back.

start at the back

A bad photo of the WIP, such a pity I didn’t take more photos of the construction. I got too carried away to see if it works, I guess. Here you see the start of the cables at the back neck. At the right you see the stitches that are picked up & knit to start work the back and right sleeve.

Cropped or longer ? I like it cropped as some kind of sleeveless vest, but making it a bit longer is maybe a better idea.

WIPmont blanc mod 9

Sleeveless ?

or sleeves ? and what kind of sleeves ?

I opted for skinny ribbed sleeves. What do you think ?

A pic of the back 🙂

mont blanc mod 4

One could even make a cardigan of it (instructions included in the pattern) I don’t have pics to share. I am more of a pullover kind of ‘gal’.

Mont blanc is a sleeveless vest … or a pullover with fitted sleeves … or a cardigan … all with a large V-neck and a gentle A-line. The cable panel is first worked bottom up at the back. Then stitches are cast on to work the sleeve caps and from here on, mont blanc is worked top down …

Available for size: XS, S/M, M/L, L/XL and XXL
finished measurements: 36½, 42, 46½, 50, 54 “ (93, 108, 118, 128, 137 cm)
Mont blanc is intended to be worn with lots of positive ease: 15 to 25 cm / 6 to 10”
Model is wearing the M/L size with 26 cm / 10 “ of positive ease.

What you’ll need
DK weight / 8ply
Yardage pullover without sleeves
± 900, 1000, 1100, 1250, 1450 m (990, 1100, 1200, 1360, 1600 yards)
Long sleeves
Add ± 200 to 300 m / 220 to 330 yards
If you make a cardigan you might need a little more.

4 mm (US 6) circular needle and straight needles or size to obtain gauge
3.5 mm (US 4 circular needle
8 markers

20 sts and 30 rows stockinette with
the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Check it out here

. . . atropa . . .

In the same spirit as ’embossed alu’ (see previous post) but more oversized: Atropa

mod 4 kopie

I  used Wollmeise Pure this time. That Tollkirsche is amazing. It changes color during he day. In morning light, shade, evening light, electric light. It really glows. Wow, love it. I combined it with ‘All inclusive’ for the stripes and a rest of the 13 Al from ’embossed alu’ with some ‘Natur’.

A new favorite pullover for any occasion. It is casual and chique at the same time. I am so happy with it.

Atropa: an oversized boxi-type pullover with fitted lace sleeves. A little bit of stripes, a little bit of lace. Worked top down seamlessly in one piece. Two finishes are proposed for bottom hem, neck and cuff: I-cord or a small folded hem.

Included in the pattern are:
a lot of illustrated tips on

  • increases used,
  • short rows,
  • schematics for every section

And in a separate pdf
– richly illustrated photo tutorial on working an estonian braid (I wrote a separate blog post on how to make one) and a small folded hem with knit or sewn bind off.

mod 9

Sizes: XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL
finished measurements chest: 105, 125, 145 cm (54, 59, 64.5”)

Intended to be worn with lots of positive ease (20 to 40 cm / 8 to 16”)

What you’ll need
in fingering weight, 3 or 4 ply
MC (main color)
± 1050/1200/1400 m (1150/1320/1550 yards)
CC (contrasting color)
± 130/150/180 m (145/165/210 yards)

CC2 and CC3 (contrasting color2 and 3 for the neck, hem and cuff finishing) : small leftovers in fingering weight (50m/55 yards)

3.25 mm (US 3) circular ndl or dpns or size to obtain gauge
2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle or dpns for the edgings
6 markers
tapestry needle

28 sts and 41 rows stockinette
= 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Check it out here

. . . embossed alu . . .

I am so terribly behind … Never showed my latest ! patterns.oo sleeves mod 5-

Embossed alu is a pullover with a large boatneck and some positive ease but with fitted sleeves. It has a lace mesh pattern on the sleeves and peplum.

That mesh pattern is a happy mistake. I found a pattern in an old knitting book. It had no picture and I was trying to work it in the round.
I have to admit that I definitely can’t make the difference between wrong from right side or knit and purl, haha … 🤣
This ‘wrong’ mesh stitch reminds me a lot of the embossed plates used in scale models. Combined with the name of the yarn I used : Wollmeise Twin, colorway 13 Al, it gave me the name of the pattern: embossed alu.

oo sleeves detail

It is worked top down and seamlessly in the round. The neck and sleeves are finished with a special edging… a very small folded hem, but there is no sewing involved.

cuff 3A A photo tutorial is included to work the edging.

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL: finished measurements: 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52 “ (82, 92, 102, 112, 122, 132 cm)

Intended to be worn with 7 to 13 cm / 3 to 5” of positive ease

What you’ll need
MC: ± 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 m (990, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500 yards)
CC a few left overs ± 100 to 170 m (110 to 180 yards)

3,5 mm (US 4) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
3 mm (US 3) circular needle
4 markers

25 sts and 37 rows stockinette with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Find more examples here

. . . zebraaaa . . .

Published a while ago: Zebra tee …

swirl tee +

IT is a striped (!) – I do love stripes – pullover worked top down and seamlessly in the round. It starts in quite a special way by working the neckline at the back and front at the same time. Cleverly placed increases and decreases shape the yoke.

Doesn’t it look like a Zebra ?

Stitches are picked up to start the sleevecap. Sleeves, back and front are worked using a variation of the contiguous sleeve inset developed by Susie Myers.
After separating body and sleeves, the body is worked top down with extra ‘wedges’ at the sides. The sleeves are also worked top down and in the round.

swirl tee 5 +

XXS/XS, S, M, M2, L, XL
finished measurements (chest): 27.5 / 31 / 34.5 / 38 / 41 / 45 ” (70 / 78 / 88 / 96 / 104 / 114 cm)
Intended to be worn with some negative ease or no ease. Choose the size closest to your high bust measurement (under the armpits)

What you’ll need
total yardage: ± 950, 1050, 1150, 1260, 1360, 1500m (1050, 1150, 1260, 1380, 1500, 1650 yards) of fingering weight / 4 ply
• the black / off white sample: 3/5 of MC (black) and 2/5 CC (off white)
• grey-brown-blue sample: uses 50% of MC and 50% of CC

3,5 mm (US 4) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
3 mm (US 2 1/2) circular needle
crochet hook for the provisional cast-on

2 different kinds of markers
– 8 markers to mark the stitch patterns
– 4 markers for the sleevecap shaping

23,5 sts and 38 rows stockinette stitch with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Check it out here

… almonds and stripes …

4 new projects in Malabrigo Yarns: almonds and stripes  Layout 1 Almonds and stripes 4 pullovers, all based on an almond shape and with stripes. I worked the 4 of them top down and seamless in 1 piece with little or no sewing to do.

Almonds and stripes cardigan (1) almond mod 15+ The almonds and stripes cardigan in Malabrigo Arroyo is worked back and forth, with faux seams at the fronts, back and the shoulders. Increases are worked next to the faux seams to shape the shoulder and make the sleeve inset invisible (yes, really invisible) I really love to work with this yarn and the colors are absolutely gorgeous: here colorway Azules and Marte) This cardigan is completely reversible. My favorite right side is the purlside. The pockets are shaped by folding back the extra fabric at the bottom. Untitled-3 almond mod8almond mod 14almond mod 9

Check it out here

Almond tee (2) Almond tee (also in Arroyo, colorway Volcan and Reflecting Pool) is a pullover with a very unusual construction. amandine mod 3+ It is worked seamlessly in one piece, in the round from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. I used the same method as for her sisters: amandine cardigan and amande cardigan and tee. amandine tee mod 2 I used two different colors to show off the unique construction (maybe one semisolid kettledyed yarn would do the trick also). Stitches are picked up to work the hidden pockets that follow the diagonal line of the top. amandine tee mod 4 A few more pics 😉 amandine tee mod 6amandine tee detail 2amandine tee detail 3

Check it out here

Almond pullover (3) Almond pullover in Rios (colorway Glitter) shares the same construction as the Almond tee. almond brown mod 10+ Also seamless, in the round and from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. I made the sample in one color, because the variegated yarn shows the construction in a little more subtle way. It could also be knit in 2 color striping. almond brown mod 14 Stitches are picked to work the large garter stitch collar that can be worn open or closed with a row of small buttons. almonds brown detailamandine pull detail 2 amandine pull detailamandine pull detail 3

Another one in a different yarn: modeled1 and a striped Almond pullover with a little positive ease striped modeled1

Check it out here

Almonds in space (4) Almonds in space: in Malabrigo Sock: an oversized boxi-type pullover but with a different construction. almonds blue 4+ It features faux-seams on the shoulders and arms to shape the body. Increases are made next to the faux seams to give its shape. almonds blauw mod The almonds in a contrasting color are shaped by working short rows. almond The back is longer than the front for a relaxed look. A few more … almonds blue 16 And in another color almonds brown 4 almonds in space mod4

Check it out here

The 4 patterns in this collection are also available as individual patterns

… and amande tee …

And here comes amande tee, the 3rd one in my amande series

Amande tee is a pullover or a tee with a very unusual construction, similar to her sisters amandine cardigan and amande cardigan here and here

It is worked seamlessly, as the amande cardigan, in the round from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. A bit tricky to start the special shoulder shaping, but after that it’s an easy knit. Body and the sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.

I used two different colors to show off the unique construction.

… amandine cardigan, the pattern is here …

And finally, Amandine cardigan has been approved 🙂

I’m in for some surprising construction, this one is really my thing. It’s kind a’ fun to start a cardigan with only 9 stitches.

Amandine is an open, drapey cardigan with a very, very unusual construction and ¾ or long sleeves. It can easily be closed with a shawl pin. It is worked seamlessly, in the round from the shoulders downwards and sideways with invisibly worked sleeve insets.

I called it amandine, because it’s basic shape looks like an almond (amande in french).

More pics

And in Malabrigo Sock Indiecita colorway

More pics here and here