Testknitters wanted for the Jacob sweater!

Testknitters wanted for the Jacob sweater!

It was about time, I finally dared write up my first knitting pattern for babies and children. It was scary. A bit tough. And worst of all, my “babies” are quite big and out of this league, so I’m indeed in desperate need for kind and patient testknitters to get the Jacob Sweater just right!

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 ensures a safe and easy dressing and undressing of the smaller ones. The design of the Jacob sweater is fitting for all genders and ages, making it a very versatile pattern for a unisex garment.

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. Because … nobody wants to have to squeeze these heads through the neckline, right?

The Jacob sweater pictured above was knit using Onion no.4, an organic wool and nettle fiber blend, that makes it a warm and soft sweater for all ages.

The testknit is open for beginners as well as more advanced knitters, since my aim is always to design in a way that is accessible to everyone. Deadline of the testknit : August 15, 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

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:

BUST 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}”

Size guide – finished measurements:

BUST CIRC.: 50.5, 53, 55.5 (61, 63.5, 66) [68.5, 71, 73.5] {76, 78.5, 82.5} cm // 20, 21, 22 (24, 25, 26) [27, 28, 29] {30, 31, 32.5}”

tension / gauge:

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

Materials:

1 thread fingering 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, 4, 4 (4, 4, 4) [6, 6, 7] {8, 8, 8} skeins

Meters: 484, 526 (587, 591, 629) [670, 697, 739] m
Yardage: 529, 575 (642, 647, 688) [733, 763, 808] yds

2 markers / stitch holders or scrap yarn / tapestry needle


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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!