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  • susyranner 13:01 on November 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Blue V Neck Jumper 

    Blue V Neck Jumper

    KNITWARE SWEATER DESIGN

    Flat (Bottom-Up) Regular length Straight Pullover with Ribbing
    Set-in Classic shoulder with Full length Moderate Taper sleeves with Ribbing
    V front neck and Shallow back neck with Single Band collar

    Printed: 21/11/2009
    Pattern File Name: Blue V Neck
    Size: Standard Woman 36 for Me

    Date started: Finished: *

    YARN DESCRIPTION:
    Bonnies Sable; Blue; *; *

    GAUGE DATA:
    Gauge (Stocking Stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 32.5 sts by 44.5 rows.
    Body knit by Knitmaster 700 using TD6
    Ribbing knit by Knitmaster 700 using TD3

    FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): … with Moderate fit.
    Chest: 38.4 Armhole: 16.2 Top Neck Opening: 6.5
    Hem Width: 8.1 Front Neck Width: 1.0
    Sleeve Top: 13.1 Front Neck Depth: 8.6
    Hem Width: 38.4 Sleeve Bottom: 8.1 Back Neck Width: 5.5
    Back Width: 14.1 Sleeve Length: 16.8 Back Neck Depth: 0.5
    Body Length: 23.0 Hem Length: 2.0 Collar Length: 1.0
    Hem Length: 2.5

    Note: Read ALL these instructions thoroughly BEFORE starting to knit. There may be sections where there are two shapings to work at the same time (such as necklines or waist shaping). The pattern may call for more needles than you have on your machine.

    NOTE: At most, 158 needles are required to make this garment.

    BACK:
    1. Cast on 158 sts in MY, using TD3 and closed edge method. Work in 1×1 rib for 32 rows. COR.
    2. Change to TD6 and Stocking Stitch, RC000. Work 132 rows. COR.
    3. Armhole shaping. Cast off 8 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. COR. Dec 1 st at each end of every alternate row for 26 rows. Total 160 rows with 116 sts remaining. Continue until 224 rows total, with 116 sts remaining.
    4. Shape neck. COR. Thread center 44 sts to WY. 36 sts each side.
    5. Right neck. LH needles in HP. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 4 times, until 32 sts remain. At row 224, at the same time, start shoulder shaping.
    6. Shoulder shaping. Cast off 10 sts at armhole edge, then cast off 11 sts at armhole edge twice. Total 229 or 230 rows.
    7. Left neck. COL. Work as for right neck, reversing shapings.

    FRONT:
    1-2 Follow steps 1 and 2 as for back. COR.
    3. Armhole. Dec for armhole at both ends, as for back. Continue until 134 rows total, with 140 sts remaining.
    4. Divide for neck. Cast off center 8 sts. 66 sts each side. Place LH needles in HP, to work right neck. Continue armhole shaping until 28 rows worked from beginning of armhole. AT THE SAME TIME,
    5. Shape neck. Dec 1 st at neck edge of next row, then every 4th row 19 times, then every 5th row twice, until 32 sts remain. Then work 3 row(s) even. Total 224 rows.
    6. Shoulder shaping. Cast off as for back.
    7. Left neck. COL. Work as for right neck, reversing shapings.

    SLEEVES:
    1. Cast on 68 sts in MY, using TD3 and closed edge method. Work in 1×1 rib for 26 rows. COR.
    2. Change to TD6 and Stocking Stitch, RC000.
    3. Inc 1 st at each end of every 7th row once, then every 8th row 19 times to 108 sts (159 rows total).
    4. Work even to total 166 rows. COR.
    5. Shape cap. Cast off 8 sts at beg of next two rows (92 sts rem). Dec 1 st at each end of every 2nd row 11 times, then dec 1 st at each end of every 3rd row 8 times, then dec 1 st at each end of every 2nd row 11 times. Total 236 rows. COR. Cast off remaining 32 sts loosely.

    SHOULDER SEAMS:
    1. Sew fronts to back along shoulder seams.

    V FRONT NECK SINGLE BAND COLLAR:
    — Worked in 2 pieces.
    1. Bring out 101 needles to HP. With wrong side of work facing, rehang (starting at bottom of front neck) 73 sts from right front neck edge, 6 sts from right back neck edge and 22 sts from back neck holder to center. Hang weights. Push needles to FWP, latches open. Use TD3 with COR.
    2. Work 14 rows. Convert to 1×1 rib. Cast off loosely.
    3. Work the left side the same way as the right, picking up the back neck sts first.

    FINISHING:
    1. Sew sleeve top to armhole, easing to fit. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew any remaining seams.
    2. Darn/weave/sew in all loose ends.

    NOTES:

    Pattern designed by: DEMO DEFAULTS
    with KNITWARE DESIGN (Demonstration Version 2.50.2) from Morningdew Consulting Services Ltd
    ph: (250)652-4097 fax: (250)652-5285 web: http://www.knitware.ca email: info@knitware.ca

     
    • kathryn 17:02 on December 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Very pretty classic design.

    • mwalworth 21:34 on May 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Very pretty sweater. I’m just getting to the finishing stages of my own v-neck pullover that I designed in Knitware. I am puzzled about the 8 cast-off stitches that the pattern directs to be left at the bottom of the V-neck. How do you sew up the neck ribbing at this point? I can’t quite tell from your picture what you did there. Really looking for some help on this as it is my first V-neck.

      • SusyR 17:21 on May 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I would sew the edge of the ribbing from one side of the V to those centre 8 stitches using back stitch. The back stitch shouldn’t be noticable as long as you keep to the line in the ribbing. I would then sew the ribbing from the other side of the V to the back of the first side using an overstitch.

        • mwalworth 19:09 on May 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          Thank you very much for your response. Now I understand what I see in the picture. I’ll give it a go.

  • susyranner 16:02 on November 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Another Gardening Jumper 

    You know sometimes when I knit a jumper and it doesn’t turn out looking quite right, I designate it as a gardening jumper, only to be worn whilst gardening and not in public. Well, I’ve knitted another one. Only this time it was a deliberate gardening jumper.

    I wanted to knit something but all I had were some DK leftovers. Usually I would have worked out a stripe pattern in an attempt to make it look half way decent but this time I couldn’t be bothered so I just knitted up each leftover ball one after the other.

    This is an ugly jumper.

    Jumper Front

    Ugly jumper front.

    Jumper Back

    Ugly jumper back.

    Awful, isn’t it?

    I’m not bothered, it wasn’t meant to look good it was just meant to be a jumper to keep me warm. Anyway, I did make a bit of an effort by starting both the sleeves off in the same colour!

    I did a cut and sew neckline and once again I forgot to do a couple of rows of plain stocking stitch after the ribbing. I remembered about it when I came to put the loops onto the Hague linker. One day I’ll get it right.

    Cut And Sew Neck

    Cut and sew neck.

     
    • Shari Chickoski 19:37 on November 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Well susie, as usual you are being hard on yourself. It isn’t that bad and I would wear it around the house and when pottering around in the yard or to the store.

    • martha 20:31 on November 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      iF i COULD KNIT LIKE THAT, i THINK i WOULD PAT MYSELF ON THE BACK… i LIKE IT.. Martha

    • Judy 22:44 on November 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Susy the jumper looks like color blocking which is very popular again. I would wear it proudly out in pubic.
      Good Job!

    • Ellen Errey 23:48 on November 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I must have weird taste because I love the colour combo. I knitted a jumper in the 70s that had different colour sleeves and it was my favorite ever.

    • SusyR 14:44 on November 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for your comments, everyone.

      I might wear the jumper in public – but only when it’s hidden under my coat!

    • kathryn 20:22 on November 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Waste not, want not!

    • Morag Walker 17:28 on April 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Susy I thought the jumper was lovely. I liked the colours. It’s great for the odd bits, and nobody else has one like it!! Good for you. Morag Walker

    • Morag Walker 17:33 on April 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I wondered about your Knitware videos or is it for the computer? Does it fit any computer? Best wishes Morag Walker

  • susyranner 16:29 on November 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Cap Sleeved Top 

    Top

    KNITWARE SWEATER DESIGN

    Flat (Bottom-Up) Regular length Straight Pullover with Ribbing
    Drop shoulder with Cap sleeves with Ribbing
    Ballet front neck and Shallow back neck with Single Band collar

    Printed: 23/06/2010
    Pattern File Name: munrospun
    Size: Standard Woman 36 for *

    Date started: 14/06/2010 Finished: *

    YARN DESCRIPTION:
    Vintage Munrospun

    GAUGE DATA:
    Gauge (Stocking stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 34.0 sts by 52.0 rows.
    Body knit by Knitmaster using TD4
    Ribbing knit by Knitmaster using TD1

    FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): … with Moderate fit.
    Chest: 38.4 Armhole: 17.4 Top Neck Opening: 9.3
    Hem Width: 15.7 Front Neck Width: 5.9
    Front Neck Depth: 3.1
    Hem Width: 38.4 Back Neck Width: 7.9
    Sleeve Length: 1.0 Back Neck Depth: 0.5
    Body Length: 23.0 Hem Length: 1.0 Collar Length: 1.0
    Hem Length: 2.5

    Note: Read ALL these instructions thoroughly BEFORE starting to knit. There may be sections where there are two shapings to work at the same time (such as necklines or waist shaping). The pattern may call for more needles than you have on your machine.

    NOTE: At most, 166 needles are required to make the body of this garment; but the collar/hood needs 198 needles.

    BACK:
    1. Cast on 166 sts in MY, using TD1 and closed edge method. Work in 1×1 rib for 36 rows. COR.
    2. Change to TD4 and Stocking stitch, RC000. Work 154 rows.
    3. Cap sleeves. Mark this row at both ends for cap sleeves. Work 106 rows (260 rows total).
    4. Shape neck. COR. Thread center 68 sts to WY. 49 sts each side.
    5. Right neck. LH needles in HP. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 6 times, until 43 sts remain. Work 2 rows even. Total 268 rows.
    6. Cut yarn. Work 6 rows WY. Place sts in HP.
    7. Left neck. COL. Work as for right neck, reversing shapings.

    FRONT:
    1-2 Follow steps 1 and 2 as for back. COR.
    3. Armhole. Mark this row at both ends for cap sleeve. Work 72 rows ( 226 rows total).
    4. Shape neck. COR. Thread center 50 sts to WY. 58 sts each side.
    5. Right neck. LH needles in HP. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 15 times, until 43 sts remain. Work 27 rows even. Total 268 rows.
    6. Cut yarn, leaving a 31.0 ins end. Work 6 rows WY. Place sts in HP.
    7. Left neck. COL. Work as for right neck, reversing shapings.

    LEFT SHOULDER SEAM:
    1. Graft shoulder seam on 43 sts.

    BALLET FRONT NECK SINGLE BAND COLLAR:
    1. Bring out 198 needles to HP. With wrong side of work facing, rehang 7 sts from right back neck edge, 68 sts from back neck holder, 7 sts from left back neck edge, 33 sts from left front neck edge, 50 sts from front neck holder and 33 sts from right front neck edge. Hang weights. Push needles to FWP, latches open. Use TD1 with COR.
    2. Work 16 rows. Convert to 1×1 rib. Cast off loosely.

    RIGHT SHOULDER SEAM:
    1. As for left shoulder seam.

    RIGHT SHOULDER SEAM:
    — as for left shoulder seam.

    CAP SLEEVE RIBBING:
    1. With wrong side of work facing, pick up sts between armhole markers onto 163 needles, leaving every other needle in NWP. Hang weights.
    2. Knit 1 row using TD4. Change to TD1 and knit 16 rows.
    3. Convert to 1×1 rib using latchet tool. Cast off loosely.

    FINISHING:
    1. Sew side seams. Sew any remaining seams.
    2. Darn/weave/sew in all loose ends.

    NOTES:

    Pattern designed by: Susan
    with KNITWARE DESIGN (Version 2.50.2) from Morningdew Consulting Services Ltd
    ph: (250)652-4097 fax: (250)652-5285 web: http://www.knitware.ca email: info@knitware.ca

     
    • Sharon Chickoski 17:53 on November 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      What a lovely sweater. Will have to try it out. I tried to go to youtube to find you to show my daughter how well you demo your machines and could not find you. Have you taken yourself off them again and have you posted these demos elsewhere? Hugs, Shari

    • Ellen Errey 08:36 on November 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Susan, I love these colours. Ellen

      • SusyR 16:33 on November 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I thought they went well together. This was really old wool that I found in a charity shop.

    • ArtisanAtHeart 05:25 on December 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      That sweater is just perfect! I love the styling and can totally see me wearing it! Thanks for posting, I’ve been looking for something like this!!

  • susyranner 19:06 on November 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Fisherman’s Rib Hat 

    Fishermans Rib Hat Front Fishermans Rib Hat Back

    This pattern is from a Modern Knitting magazine from October 1962.

    Ribmaster Hat

    I altered it slightly by knitting 149 rows in fisherman’s rib rather than the 97 that the pattern asked for. I also didn’t bother with the pom pom.

    The original hat would have looked like this

    hat

     
    • Xilaa 19:09 on November 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Très chouette ce bonnet !! J’aime beaucoup ta réalisation !

    • Yvonne 21:41 on November 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Lööks really nice Susy. I will give it a go but like you with the extra rows.

      • SusyR 14:24 on November 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Those extra rows make it feel more secure on your head and also make it warmer with there being more of it doubled over.

    • Ellen Errey 04:30 on November 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been looking for something like this for my son for years. I’ve been crocheting instead because I couldn’t find a pattern he liked. Thanks clever girl. Ellen.

    • Ellen Errey 04:38 on November 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Would love to see a video of you doing this, step by step. “in your free time of course”. Stretching a friendship? I learn so much from your videos – actually most things, because I have had no lessons. Ta Susan.

      • SusyR 14:26 on November 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        You should be able to knit this easily, check your ribber manual for the instructions for fisherman’s rib and the rest is straight forward.

  • susyranner 16:48 on November 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Jumper With Fair Isle Borders 

     

    Jumper

    This was knitted in Patons Nylox 4ply wool at T7, the 1×1 ribbing was knitted at T4 on each bed.

    I used the Knit Radar with the pattern sheet for the ladies basic set-in sleeve jumper.

    This is the punchcard I used:

    punchcard

    After knitting the ribbing I went through the punchcard once then continued in plain stocking stitch. It might have looked better if I’d knitted rows 1 and 2 again after I’d worked through the punchcard as this would have finished the diamonds off properly but that’s just me being picky.

     
    • Cassie 16:57 on November 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      But that is knitting isn’t it, adopt, adapt and improve ……. it looks good and inspires me to do more !

      • SusyR 13:00 on November 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I know but sometimes I think I’m too critical of what I make and tell myself it would have looked better if I’d done this, that or the other differently.

    • Xilaa 19:02 on November 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      J’adore ce pull ! Merci pour tous ces partages !

    • Ellen Errey 01:04 on November 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Love, love the colours.

    • Morag Walker 14:54 on November 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Susy I’ve been looking for you on Youtube but you disappeared so I asked a friend at the knitters. Now that I have found you don’t want to let go!! These are lovely patterns. Thank you for giving me inspiration. Will go and find some knitting to do but what will I do first? Thank you Best wishes Morag Walker.

    • Morag Walker 10:08 on January 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Susy I wondered if I could print out the card for this jumper I would like one with this pattern. If that’s ok with you. I thought I should ask you first. Best wishes Morag

      • susyranner 12:08 on January 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Certainly!

        • Morag Walker 16:18 on January 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          Thank you very much. Best wishes Morag

    • Morag Warag Walker 18:46 on February 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Susy Can you help me out please. Do you happen to have the settings for circular knitting with the Knitmaster ribber as I cannot seem to find it. I am stuck here as I cannot find it in the manual either. Thank you in advance.

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