Open call for testknit: The Jacob sweater {adult version}

Open call for testknit: The Jacob sweater {adult version}

When I wrote up the Jacob Sweater, and thought about the grading of all the sizes, where to start and where to end … the thought about widening the pattern to everyone first popped up. And so, the adult version of the Jacob sweater was born!

The pattern is exactly the same mostly as the children’s version, the only difference being that it might take you slightly longer…

The Jacob sweater is a simple yoke pattern fitting for beginners. It is worked from the top-down, with several increases throughout the yoke. Once you reach the armhole, body and sleeves are split and worked separately. The neckline is formed using a special stretchy cast-on technique, which creates a comfortable and practical neckline.

This pattern combines techniques such as Latvian cast-on, and yoke increases. While all steps are clearly detailed in the instructions, I suggest you have a look at tutorials online for the Latvian cast-on, which is a quite practical technique to create a flexible – but not too flexible (!) – cast-on edge for the neckline.

The Jacob sweater pictured above was knit using Retrosaria Rosa Pomar’s Mungo, an blend of recycled wool and recycled cotton.

The testknit is open for beginners as well as more advanced knitters.

Deadline of the testknit : December 13, 2021.

Needle size :

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length
Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Sizes:

2XS (XS, S, M) [L, XL, 2XL] {3XL, 4XL, 5XL}

Size guide – to fit:

BUST CIRC.: 81 (86, 91, 96) [101, 106, 111] {116, 121, 127} // 32 (34, 36, 38) [40, 42, 44] {46, 48, 50}”

Size guide – finished measurements:

BUST CIRC.: 91 (96, 101, 106) [111, 116, 121] {126, 131, 137} // 36 (38, 40, 42) [44, 46, 48] {50, 52, 54}”

tension / gauge:

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 17 sts x 27 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm (US 6) needle

Materials:

1 thread worsted yarn

Yarn used in model (size S): Retrosaria Rosa Pomar Mungo (50% recycled wool, 50% recycled cotton – 100 g // 219 m / 240 yds

3, (3, 4, 4) [4, 4, 4] {5, 5, 5} skeins

Meters: 606 (658, 734, 739) [784, 834, 866] {918, 950, 998} m // Yardage: 663 (720, 803, 808) [858, 912, 947] {1004, 1039, 1092 } yds

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Easy knits for your loved ones : the Jacob sweater for children of all ages

Easy knits for your loved ones : the Jacob sweater for children of all ages

The Jacob sweater is a simple yoke pattern fitting for beginners and anyone who wants to get away with as little sewing together as possible! It is worked from the top-down, with several increases throughout the yoke. Once you reach the armhole, body and sleeves are split and worked separately.

The neckline is formed using a special stretchy cast-on technique, which ensures a safe and easy dressing and undressing of the smaller ones. Two other – easier – options are also suggested for newer knitters. The design of the Jacob sweater is fitting for all genders and ages, making it a very versatile pattern for a unisex garment

The yarn used for the model is Onion no. 4 which combines 70% wool and 30% nettle fiber.

Le pull Jacob est un modèle simple à empiècement qui convient aux débutants ainsi qu’à tous les tricoteurs.euses qui veulent éviter à tout prix de coudre des pièces à la fin! Il se travaille de haut en bas, avec plusieurs augmentations tout au long de l’empiècement. Lorsque vous atteignez l’emmanchure, le corps et les manches sont séparés et travaillés séparément.

L’encolure est formée à l’aide d’une technique de montage de maille extensible, qui permet d’habiller et de déshabiller facilement et en toute sécurité les plus petits. Deux autres variantes plus simples sont également proposées dans le patron, pour que tout un chacun puisse avoir un tricot réussi.

Le design du pull Jacob convient à tous les sexes et à tous les âges, ce qui en fait un modèle très polyvalent pour un vêtement unisexe.

Le fil utilisé pour le modèle est l’ONION n°4 qui combine 70% de laine et 30% de fibre d’ortie.

Der Jacob-Pullover ist ein einfaches Passe-Muster, das für Anfänger geeignet ist sowie für alle, die jegliches Zusammennähen vermeiden möchten! Er wird von oben nach unten gearbeitet, mit mehreren Zunahmen in der Passe. Sobald Sie das Armloch erreichen, werden Körper und Ärmel geteilt und separat gearbeitet.

Der Halsausschnitt wird mit einer speziellen dehnbaren Anschlagetechnikgearbeitet, die ein sicheres und einfaches An- und Ausziehen der Kleinen gewährleistet. Für die neueren SitrckerInnen unter uns sind natürlich Varianten fürs Anschlagen angeboten.

Das Design des Jacob-Pullovers ist für alle Geschlechter und Altersgruppen geeignet, was ihn zu einem sehr vielseitigen Muster für ein Unisex-Kleidungsstück macht

Das für das Modell verwendete Garn ist Onion Nr. 4, das 70 % Wolle und 30 % Nesselfaser kombiniert.

Jacob-sweateren er et simpelt bærestrikmønster, der er velegnet til begyndere. Den er strikket fra oven og nedad med flere udtagninger i hele bærestykket. Når du når til ærmegabet, deles kroppen og ærmerne og strikkes hver for sig.

Halsudskæringen er formet ved hjælp af en særlig elastisk aflukningsteknik, som sikrer en sikker og nem af- og påklædning af de mindre børn. Hvis denne mulighed lyder overvældende, tilbyder mønsteret også en forenklet version til de nyere strikkere blandt os.

Jacob-sweaterens design passer til alle køn og aldre, hvilket gør den til et meget alsidigt mønster til et unisex-tøj

Garnet, der er brugt til modellen, er Onion no. 4, som kombinerer 70% uld og 30% nældefiber.

Sizes

0-3 mo, 3-6 mo, 6-12 mo (12-18 mo, 2y, 3y) [4y, 5y, 6y] {7y, 8y, 10y}

Size guide

To fit (CHEST CIRC.):

40.5, 43, 45.5 (51, 53.5, 56) [58.5, 61, 63.5] {66, 68.5, 72.5} cm // 16, 17, 18 (20, 21, 22) [23, 24, 25] {26, 27, 28.5}”

Finished measurements (CHEST CIRC:)

45.5, 48, 50.5 (58.5, 61, 63.5) [68.5, 71, 73.5] {76, 78.5, 82.5} cm // 18, 19, 20 (23, 24, 25) [27, 28, 29] {30, 31, 32.5}”

Needle size

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needle (US 6)

Yarn

1 thread sport or DK weight yarn

Yarn used in model (size 2 years):

Onion no.4 (70% organic wool, 30% nettle fibres – 50 g // 130 m / 124 yds

3, 3, 4 (4, 4, 4) [5, 6, 6] {7, 7, 8} skeins

Meters: 318, 350, 397 (487, 508, 520) [611, 654, 700] {796, 864, 969} m

Yardage: 348, 383, 434 (533, 556, 569) [668, 715, 766] {871, 945, 1060} yds


Material

2 markers  /  Stitch holder or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle

Discover The Cosy Lavender Cardigan – An Easy Raglan Knitting Pattern With Delicate Daisies

Discover The Cosy Lavender Cardigan – An Easy Raglan Knitting Pattern With Delicate Daisies

The Lavender cardigan is a simple raglan pattern, which is worked separately, bottom-up, then combined at the armholes. The delicate Daisy Pattern is worked throughout the pattern, and is rounded off by a twisted 1×2 rib along all edges of the cardigan.

The yarn used in the model is a mix of mohair, nettle fiber, and wool from ONION KNIT, which results in both a warm and soft cardigan, perfect for chilly summer nights or mid-season wear. But any other yarn of choice fitting the gauge will of course work. If you opt for a different yarn combination, make sure it allows the Daisy Pattern to stand out nicely and well defined.

Le cardigan Lavender est un gilet tout simple raglan, dont les différentes parties sont tricotées séparément de bas en haut, puis combinées aux emmanchures. Un délicat motif de marguerites est ajouté tout au long du patron et complété par des côtes torsadées 1×2 le long des bords du gilet.

Le fil utilisé dans le modèle est un mélange de mohair, de fibre d’ortie et de laine de ONION KNIT, ce qui donne un cardigan à la fois chaud et doux, mais tout autre choix de de laine dont la tension rejoint celle indiquée dans le patron sera tout aussi bien. Le Rosemary Cardigan sera parfait pour les nuits d’été fraîches ou les vêtements de demi-saison.

Si vous optez pour une autre combinaison de fils, veillez à ce qu’elle permette au Motif de marguerites de se démarquer de manière élégante et bien définie

Der Lavender Cardigan ist eine einfache Raglan-Konstruktion, dessen Teile von unten nach oben separat gearbeitet und dann am Armausschnitt zusammengesetzt werden. Das zarte (Daisy-) Gänseblümchen-Muster wird durchgehend gestrickt und durch ein verschränktes 1/2 Rippenmuster entlang aller Ränder der Strickjacke eingefasst.

Das im Modell verwendete Garn ist eine Mischung aus Mohair, Brennnesselfaser und Wolle von ONION KNIT, die eine sowohl warme wie weiche Strickjacke ergibt; perfekt für kühle Sommernächte oder Herbstwetter. Wenn Sie sich für eine andere Garnkombination entscheiden, achten Sie darauf, dass das Gänseblümchenmuster gut sichtbar bleibt.

Sizes

2XS, XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Size guide

To fit (BUST CIRC:)

81, 86 (91, 96, 101) [106, 111, 116] cm // 32, 34 (36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46]”

Finished measurements (BUST CIRC:)

87, 92 (97, 102, 107) [112, 117, 122] cm // 34.25, 36.25 (38.25, 40.25, 42.25) [44.25, 46.25, 48.25]”

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 20 sts x 27 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needle (US 6)

Needle size

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 4 mm (US 6), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Circular needle 3.5 mm (US 4), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles

Yarn

1 thread sport weight yarn

Yarn used in model (size S):

ONION KNIT Mohair + Nettles + Wool (45% mohair, 30% nettle fibers, 25% wool), 145 m / 158 yards // 50 g

Main Colour (1410 – pink) – 6, 6  (6, 7, 7) [8, 8, 8] skeins

Contrasting Colour (1403 – navy blue)  – 1 skein

Meters – MC : 751, 809 (864, 907, 985) [1063, 1106, 1195]

Meters – CC: 102 107 (110, 112, 114) [117, 119, 121]

Yardage – MC: 822, 885 (943, 992, 1078) [1163, 1221, 1307]

Yardage – CC: 112, 117 (120 ,123, 125) [128, 129, 132]

Material

4 stitch markers  /  stitch holder or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle 

Any questions or comments about the pattern? Let me know, so I can add it to the FAQ!

Free knitting pattern for beginners – The Autumn shawl

Free knitting pattern for beginners – The Autumn shawl

#knittingtherapy

If there’s one thing this weird year has taught me, it’s that you always, and I mean ALWAYS, need some peaceful and easy knitting project close by. Be it to work on while homeschooling your kids and help you keep your zenitude, or just to wind down in the evening after another exhausting and chaotic day. And more than ever, knitting proves itself, at least in my opinion, to be one of the most therapeutic crafts on earth. Really.

And what better way to feel you actually got something done in the day than knitting with big needles? It’s the most satisfactory feeling because you really see the shawl grow day by day in your hands and before you know you’re already done!

This pattern is super easy, and can be made with just one colour, or you can play around with different shades the way I did, by adding stripes or other motives. You can use the pattern as a basic guideline for any shawl.

Tips and tricks

The shawl is basically just knit in stockinette stitch back and forth, with increases on every right side, two stitches from the borders. To make a nice pointy edge, you start with casting on one stitch, then knit into front, back and front (k1fbf) again of that same stitch. Et voilà, you’ve got 3 stitches and a nice and neat point to your shawl. If the k1fbf worries you, have a look at this tutorial to see how it works.

Ready for another shawl and some knittingtherapy? Grab the free pattern and have a go!

Make your first raglan pattern with the Rosemary Cardigan

Make your first raglan pattern with the Rosemary Cardigan

The Rosemary cardigan is a very simple pattern which is worked top-down, starting at the neckline and constructed downwards with raglan increases. At the height of the armhole, body and sleeves are split and worked separately.

The two-colour combination applies simple but fun accents and makes the cardigan stand out from your standard wardrobe. The pattern has been kept very simple specifically to enable new knitters to try their hands and needles at a top-down project.

The yarn used in the model is a mix of mohair, nettle fiber, and wool from ONION KNIT, which results in both a warm and soft cardigan, perfect for chilly summer nights or mid-season wear. But any other yarn of choice fitting the gauge will of course work

Le Rosemary Cardigan est un modèle très simple, tricoté de haut en bas en commençant par l’encolure, puis continué en descendant avec des augmentations raglan. A hauteur des emmanchures, le corps et les manches sont tricotés séparément.

La combinaison de deux couleurs ajoute un petit plus tout simple mais amusant, et permet au cardigan de se différencier d’une garde-robe standard. Le modèle est très simple et propose des explications étape par étape. Ainsi, il permet aux tricoteurs débutants de réaliser un premier ouvrage tricoté du haut vers le bas, en utilisant la technique raglan.

Le fil utilisé dans le modèle est un mélange de mohair, de fibre d’ortie et de laine de ONION KNIT, ce qui donne un cardigan à la fois chaud et doux, mais tout autre choix de de laine dont la tension rejoint celle indiquée dans le patron sera tout aussi bien. Le Rosemary Cardigan sera parfait pour les nuits d’été fraîches ou les vêtements de demi-saison.

Der Rosemary Cardigan wird nach einer sehr einfachen Methode gestrickt, von oben nach unten, beginnend am Halsausschnitt, dann weiter nach unten mit Raglanzunahmen. Ab den Armausschnitten werden Rumpfteil und Ärmel separat gestrickt.

Die Kombination von zwei Kontrastfarben bilden einen interessanten Blickfang und hebt so die Strickjacke von einer Standardgarderobe ab. Das Modell ist sehr einfach gehalten und dank der Schritt-für-Schritt-Erklärung bietet es sich insbesondere als Anleitung für Strickanfänger an, die ihr erstes Projekt mit der Raglan-Technik herstellen möchten.

Das im Modell verwendete Garn ist eine Mischung aus Mohair, Brennnesselfaser und Wolle von ONION KNIT, die eine sowohl warme wie weiche Strickjacke ergibt; perfekt für kühle Sommernächte oder Herbstwetter.

Rosemary Cardigan

Sizes

2XS, XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL]

Size guide

To fit (BUST CIRC:)

86 (91; 96; 101) [106; 111; 116] cm // 34 (36; 38; 40) [42; 44; 46]”

Finished measurements (BUST CIRC:)

89; 94 (99; 104; 109) [114; 119; 124] cm // 35.25; 37.25 (39.25; 41.25; 43.25) [45.25; 47.25; 49.25]”

Tension / gauge

10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 20 sts x 27 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needle (US 6)

Yarn

1 thread sport weight yarn

Yarn used in model (size S):

ONION KNIT Mohair + Nettles + Wool (45% mohair, 30% nettle fibers, 25% wool), 145 m / 158 yards // 50 g

Main colour – MC (1408 – blue) – 6, 6  (6, 7, 7) [8, 8, 9] skeins

Contrasting colour -CC (1416 – yellow) – 1, 1  (1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 1] skein

MC Meters: 756; 824 (850; 941; 1015) [1074; 1140; 1214]

CC Meters: 45, 47 (50, 52, 54) [56, 58, 60]

MC Yardage: 827; 901; 950 (1029; 1110; 1175) [1247; 1328]

CC Yardage: 49, 51, (55, 57, 59) [61, 63, 66]

Material

4 stitch markers  /  stitch holder or scrap yarn  / tapestry needle 

Any questions or comments about the pattern? Let me know, so I can add it to the FAQ!