. . . manneken . . .

And this is how 2019 starts…

A light weight pullover or tee with stripes and some mosaic knitting at the bottom of the body and sleeves.

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Manneken is a pullover with a special construction…

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There is no sewing, seaming or intarsia involved.

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First the top of the sleeves is worked bottom up starting with a provisional cast on. Then, the body is worked top down, seamlessly joining to the sleeve tops as you go.
The provisional cast on is unraveled and the sleeves are worked top down.

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A mosaic stitch pattern finishes the bottom (only one color is worked per round).

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A special, clever bind off method is used to obtain a ‘minimal finishing look’ and to prevent stockinette stitch from rolling. A photo tutorial is included.

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Did I mention I learned something from the knitted faces I made during last summers’ heatwave ?

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And doesn’t this cherry blossom match perfectly with the pink yarn ?

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The yarn is Olann Hand Dyed in Ireland Sock Lite, colorway ‘Manneken Pink’ custom dyed for my LYS: Kaleidoscope (yarnshop in Brussels)

Tech edited by Sue-Cat.

Sizes:
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 34 / 36 / 39½ / 45 / 48½ / 53 “ (86 / 92 / 101 / 114 / 122 / 135 cm)

What you’ll need
fingering / 4ply weight
MC ± 550/620/680/760/830/910 m (600/680/750/840/910/1000 yards)
CC body ± 185/200/220/245/260/290 m (200/220/240/270/290/320 yards)
CC sleeves: ± 250/280/320/350/380/400 m (270/310/350/380/420/440 yards)

two 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles and straight needles (optional)
3.75 mm (US 5) circular needle for the mosaic stitch pattern
two 3.5 mm (US 4) double pointed needles or a circular needle for the I-cord at the neckline
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle for the other neckline (optional)
6 markers
tapestry needle

Gauge
stockinette with the 3.5 mm (US 4) needle size and blocked: 26 sts and 38 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

More info here
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. . . florally . . .

And this is the last pattern from 2018: florally: a beanie with stranded colorwork, knit bottom up and seamlessly in the round.

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From wherever you look at it, it is never the same.

There are no repeats, in fact it is one large chart covering the whole circumference of the hat.

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There is only one size due to the complexity of the colorwork, but it is easy to alter the stitch gauge to obtain other sizes. See the note about changing gauge and size below.

I made two of them in a different color range. The first on above in a very contrasting black and white, and the second one in more harmonising colors. So much harder to photograph.

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The colorwork is charted only. Tips to successfully knit stranded colorwork are included.

One size
to fit head circumference: 54 – 58 cm / 21¼ – 22¾“
finished measurement at the brim: ± 51 cm / 20”
brim slightly stretched: ± 54.5 cm / 21½”
finished height: ± 21 cm / 8¼”

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A note on gauge and size
• For a larger head circumference you will need larger needles and DK weight at a gauge of 25 sts and 30 rows.
The finished measurement at the brim is 54 cm / 21½” and fits a head of 57 to 61 cm / 22½” to 24”
• For a smaller head circumference you will need smaller needles and fingering weight at a gauge of 28.5 sts and 34 rows.
The finished measurement at the brim will be 48 cm / 19” and fits a head of 50 to 54 cm / 19½” to 21¼”

What you’ll need
sport / 5 ply
MC (main color): dark blue ± 100 m / 110 yards
CC contrasting color: (violet in first sample and white in second sample) ± 80 m / 90 yards
2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle
4 markers
tapestry needle

Gauge
27 sts and 32 rows in stranded colorwork with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”)

Check it out here

I added a few curls on the black/white beanie from this post.

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and a crocheted pompom from the same post on the purple/black one.

florally

This was 2018 … Up to 2019 in next posts …

. . . squared . . .

Oups, I am a bit behind … 2 patterns have been published last month …

Let me present the one I am very proud of: Squared, a casual, oversized pullover with a sporty look and an innovative construction.squared montage dichter
There is no sewing, seaming or intarsia involved. It is based on the same principle as . . . wild rose: the cardigan . . . and . . . Greenhouse knits #6 . . . but it is quite different.

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First, the sleeves are worked bottom up (perfect as a giant swatch). Stitches are picked up as you go and put on hold to shape the steps of the ‘squared’ raglan sleeve inset. Then back and front are worked top down with an easy stitch pattern that continues the same idea of the stair shape and forms a waffle* structure.

 

A stair shaped hem finishes the body.

waffle detail

Finally a small rolled neck band is added in a contrasting color.

The pattern has been tech edited by @sue-cat111 on Instagram, Sue-Cat on Ravelry.

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Sizes
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 38½, 42½, 46½, 50, 54, 58 “(98, 108, 118, 124, 138, 148 cm)
Intended to be worn with positive ease (20 to 40 cm / 8 to 16” ). Model is wearing size M with ± 25 cm / 10 “ of positive ease.

What you’ll need
DK weight
MC1 (body)
± 700/780/850/930/1020/1100 m (770/850/930/1020/1120/1200 yards)
MC2 (sleeves)
± 380/400/440/480/520/560 m (420/440/480/530/570/620 yards)
CC: 45 to 90 m ( 50 to 100 yards)
two 4 mm (US 6) circular needles
and straight needles (optional)
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle or double pointed needles
6 markers

Gauge stockinette with larger needle size and blocked: 21 sts and 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Check it out here

. . . babe . . .

No intarsia, no picking up stitches, no sewing yet it is seamless and in one piece.

Babe is a pullover with a special construction.

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First both sleeves are worked bottom up and in the round – perfect as a giant swatch 😉

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They are extra long with randomly placed stripes for a playful effect. The raglan shaping is worked flat with ‘live’ stitches at both sides. Then stitches are cast on for the back which is worked top down with a squishy, stretchy, extra-soft, textured stitch pattern joining to the sleeves as you go until the armhole is reached. The front is worked in the same manner.

a few photos of the WIP (work in progress)

Then front and back are joined to work the body in the round. A split hem that is longer at the back finishes the body.
Finally, a small rolled neck band is added.

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Sizes:
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 29½, 33, 36¼, 41, 44, 48½ “ (75, 84, 92, 104, 112, 123 cm)
Intended to be worn with no ease or a little positive ease.

babe back

What you’ll need
fingering / 4ply weight
MC ± 1150/1300/1450/1650/1750/1950 m (1250/1450/1600/1800/1900/2150 yards)
CC ± 125/140/150/170/185/200 m (135/155/165/185/200/220 yards)
CC2: a small rest: 45 to 90 m (50 to 100 yards)
two 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles and straight needles (optional)
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle or double pointed needles
6 markers

Gauge
26 sts and 37 rows in stockinette stitch with the larger needle and blocked

more info here

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. . . Greenhouse knits #6 . . .

greenhouse # 6 tunic +text

#6 is a tunic or a dress worked bottom up. A branch of leaves grows along the left front.

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The raglan sleeve inset is quite special. It is worked using short rows with live stitches that are put on hold. Then the stitches are slipped to a needle and the sleeve is worked top down and seamlessly also using short rows.

detail neck

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements: 28¼, 32¼, 36¼, 40, 44, 48 “ (72, 82, 92, 102, 112, 122 cm)
Intended to be worn with no ease or a little positive ease.

What you’ll need
± 900/1000/1100/1200/1350/1500 m (1000/1100/1200/1320/1480/1650 yards) fingering / 4ply weight

3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle and straight needles (optional)
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle and straight needles (optional)
6 markers
one button

Gauge
25 sts and 36 rows stockinette with larger needle size = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Check it out here

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. . . doble . . .

Dreaming of a summer breeze … in the sun on the beach …

Doble is a double layered tee. Started this one about a year ago. But when I finished it summer had already gone.

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It is worked top down and seamlessly in the round with a delicate lace edge on the sleeves and bottom of the top layer … or the bottom layer …
… because it is completely reversible. The two layers are only attached at the neck band.

detail-If you use linen – as in the sample – the inside layer shines through and gives a special effect. You can also make it in cotton or wool using a lighter yarn – lace weight for example – for the top layer to get the shine-through effect.

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Available for size: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements: 29½ / 32½ / 36 / 39½ / 43½ / 48 “ (75 / 83 / 92 / 101 / 111 / 120 cm)

Best worn with a little positive ease.

What you’ll need
Linen: fingering weight / 3ply
or cotton / wool heavy lace weight

Yardage (as pictured).
Top color (yellow) ± 600, 690, 750, 820, 930, 1020 m (660, 750, 820, 900, 1020, 1120 yards)
Inside color (grey) ± 640, 730, 800, 870, 990, 1100 m (700, 800, 880, 950, 1100, 1200 yards)

3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
2.5 mm (US 1½ ) circular needle
two 2 mm (US 0 or 1) circular needles
for the provisional cast on
8 markers

Gauge
23 sts and 36 rows stockinette with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

 

Check it out here

. . . appelblauwzeegroen . . .

The word ‘appelblauwzeegroen’ to designate the color of the sample (between blue and green) is only used in Dutch speaking Belgium.

Learned that from wiktionary

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Beautiful colors from Wollmeise in Pure.

And this is what it became …

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Apple blue, sea green is a short sleeved henley pullover with an asymmetrical high low, faux-pleated peplum worked top down seamlessly in the round. There are different options included to place the asymmetrical peplum: a peplum starting high on the left side and low on the right side as the sample, or high at the front and low at the back or vice versa.

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The shoulder and sleeves construction is an improved version of the one I use in many of my pullovers and cardis (inspired by the contiguous method of Susie Myers). I found a way to work them without breaking any yarn.

Best worn with no ease or a little positive ease. Choose the size that is equal or a bit larger than your high bust measurement (under the armpit). If you should want more ease or if you are large busted, it is best to start with the numbers of the size closest to yours and add more increases for the body and sleeves.

Sizes:
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL finished measurements: 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48 “ (72, 82, 92, 102, 112, 122 cm)

What you’ll need
fingering weight / 4 ply: 4 colors, but it would equally look good in just one color.
Total yardage: ± 1060, 1170, 1290, 1435, 1640, 1800 m (1160, 1280, 1410, 1570, 1800, 2000 yards)

Detailed yardage (as pictured).
color A (top) ± 180, 200, 220, 245, 270, 320 m (200, 220, 240, 270, 300, 350 yards)
color B ± 230, 250, 270, 300, 330, 370 m (250, 275, 300, 330, 360, 400 yards)
color C ± 160, 180, 200, 230, 250, 280 m (175, 200, 220, 250, 275, 310 yards)
color D (bottom) ± 490, 540, 600, 660, 720, 780 m (540, 590, 660, 720, 790, 850 yards)

3 mm (US 2½) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
2.5 mm (US 1½ ) circular needle
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle
4 markers
crochet hook for the provisional cast-on
bobbin (optional)
4 buttons: 15 mm / 0.6” diameter

Gauge: 27 stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm
in stockinette stitch with the larger needle

Check it out here