Heartfelt

I want to say thank you to all those leaving the sweet comments on my blog. Unfortunately, with my screen reader, I am not able to comment back. I am quite proud of the sweater and look forward to making more.

Till next time!
Tanya

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Basic pull-over sweater on loom.

Okay, here is the pattern I wrote for the pull-over sweater. Enjoy!

Basic pull-over sweater on the loom

Swatch using the loom, yarn and stitch you want. I used to do 20 stitches by 20 rows but found my sweaters were always too long. I suggest that you swatch using 40 stitches and 40 rows for a more accurate gauge. Once you have this swatch done, remove and measure from side to side. Divide 40 by the number of inches to get the number of stitches per inch. Make a note of this figure. Now measure from top to bottom. Divide 40 by the number of inches to get the rows per inch. Make a note of this figure.

Decide how long you want your sweater.
For my sweater, I measured from the base of my throat to the length I wanted.
Make note of this figure and multiply by number of rows per inch. This is the number of rows you will knit for front and back.
Back:
Measure the widest part of your back.
You will be measuring from one side to the other.
Add 1 inch to this measurement.
Make note of figure and multiply by number of stitches per row. This is the number of stitches you will cast on and knit for back panel. Front:
Measure widest part from one side seam to the other.
Add 1 inch to measurement.
Make note of figure and multiply by number of stitches per inch. This is the number of stitches you will cast on and knit for front panel. Sleeves:
The seams will be off the shoulder so wait until front and back panels are knit to determine length for sleeves.
Starting with back panel, cast on stitches.
Rib first nine rows with three purl and three knit.
After you get the ribbing done knit number of rows for length you want, remembering to subtract ribbed measurement.
Bind off.

Front.
Cast on number of stitches for front panel.
Knit 9 rows in K3, P3 rib.
After you get the ribbing done knit number of rows for length you want, remembering to subtract ribbed measurement.
Bind off.

Once back and front panels are done, place right sides together and stitch together at the shoulders, leaving an opening for the neck.
To get measurement for neck, measure neck of shirt with comfortable opening. Divide this by 2 and fold panel in half vertically. Measure from fold of fabric to end of tape measure. Place pin to mark one side of neck opening. Flip and repeat on other side to mark other side. Now sew seams from outer edge to pin on each side.

Once panels are sewn together, pull over head and rest on shoulders. Now measure from outer edge of sweater at shoulder to wrist. Make note of this measurement and multiply by number of rows. This is the number of rows you will need to knit for the sleeve. Make note of this figure.
Measure wrist and add 1 inch. Multiply this by number of stitches per inch to determine how many stitches to cast on.
Decide how far under the underarm you want the sleeve to fall. You can measure the sleeve of a comfortable shirt and multiply by 2. Make note of this figure. Now multiply by number of stitches per inch to determine increasing for sleeve.
You will be knitting one row per stitch increased so make note of this figure. You will then add that number to the 9 rib rows you started with and the 20 rows before increasing. Subtract this number from the total number of rows for the sleeve. Once increasing is done, this is the remaining number of rows you will knit for sleeves.

Find center of loom and cast on number of stitches for cuff of sleeve. First sleeve
Cast on and knit 3 and purl 3 for nine rows.

Knit 20 rows.

Start increasing by adding one stitch and knitting row. Remember that for each increase you make, this will count as a row for the sleeve! Add new loop until total equals number of stitches for underarm measurement. Knit to desired length.
Bind off.
Second sleeve
Cast on number of stitches for sleeve cuff.
Knit 3 and purl 3 for nine rows.

Knit for 20 rows.
Start increasing for second sleeve.
Add new loop until total equals number of stitches for underarm measurement. Knit to desired length.
Bind off.

With right sides together, lay sleeve on sweater body in proper place, making sure center of sleeve is aligned with shoulder seam. Sew together using preferred stitch. Once sleeves are sewn on, fold sweater in half, right sides together, match under arm seam and stitch from the bottom of sweater to the cuff of the sleeve on both sides.

If you have any questions, please email me at:
Blind_quilter@msn.com

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Waterfall sweater back

And this is the back view. Please let me know what you think. I am quite proud of this one!

Till next time,
Tanya

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Waterfall sweater

Okay, here is my second sweater. This one turned out much better. I used Lion Brand’s Homespun yarn in Waterfall.

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Fun!

For those who love Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series, I have created a fun group through yahoogroups for us. Come join the group and become one of the characters or create your own so we can live in the world after the wall crashed and try to get it back from the Fae!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheWorldAWC
or send a blank email to: TheWorldAWC-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Till next time!
Tanya

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My first knitted sweater

Okay, here’s my very first loom knitted sweater. Yes, it’s big, but it’s a good model to work from!

Till next time,
Tanya

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Pic 3

Here’s one of Lexi by herself.

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