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Gauge Sweater

Added Nov 15, 2010

by madebymeg

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Description

Check it out at: MadeByMeg

This is a knitting pattern, but I noticed a lot of people on here knit so I figured I’d put this out here.

This pattern was inspired by Anthropologie’s Highland Sweater that sells for about $198. My version is knit using two different needle sizes to give it added texture: size 11 to knit the stockinette stitches and size 9 to knit the ribbing and the purled stripes. It has shaping at the waist and a turtle neck, so it’s super warm and cozy for the winter time.

I first created the pattern using an online pattern generator, and then went through all of the directions, modifying them to my needs and making them more readable. Pattern generators are a really useful way to get an exact-fitting basic pattern that can then be altered to incorporate your ideas.

Material Notes

Sizes:
Small (Medium, Large)
Finished bust: 32" (36", 40")
Finished length: 21" (21", 32")

Gauge:
Size 11 needle: 10 sts and 23 rows = 4"
Size 9 needle: 15 sts and 21 rows = 4"

Materials:
Crystal Palace Iceland Solid (100% wool) in Forest, 6 (6, 7) balls ($11.35/ball)
US size 9 (5.5 mm) 36" circular needle
US size 11 (8 mm) 36" circular needle
For the project, I used Knit Pick’s Options circular knitting needles that have interchangeable tips, making it easier to change sizes.
Stitch holders and stitch markers if desired (I don’t actually own any myself; a string and a hairclip usually do the trick).

Difficulty

Intermediate

Related Techniques

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Cardigan
Style
Casual, Classic, Romantic
Material
Wool

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    Mar 2, 2011, 05.56 PMby alleyflam

    I love this design! I’m working on my first sweater now, but if all goes well I’ll try yours next! Thanks for sharing:)

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      Mar 2, 2011, 07.29 PMby madebymeg

      this is a pretty adaptable technique, too. i might recommend using your favorite plain sweater pattern and then incorporating the gauge pattern I used…

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    Nov 27, 2010, 11.42 AMby mitmit

    Love that sweater! Trying to translate it but I find the abbreviations (don’t know if that’s the correct term. Google Translate can be a bit tricky!) hard to work with. Do you know of a site I could use to decipher them? :-)

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    • Meg_large

      Nov 27, 2010, 07.30 PMby madebymeg

      Translating knitting language may be tricky, but here are what each of the abbreviations mean, which might clear things up for you:

      CO: cast on
      K, K1, etc: Knit, Knit one, etc
      P: Purl
      sts: stitches
      ssk: slip slip knit
      M1: make one stitch
      St st: stockinette stitch
      Pm: put marker
      m: marker
      BO: bind off

      I corrected some of the spelling errors and added links to video on my blog so hopefully that will make it easier to understand and to translate :)

      http://sewhappyclothes.blogspot.com/2008/01/gauge-sweater.html

    • 1014094_10152652215983709_1627797358_n_large

      Nov 27, 2010, 09.02 PMby mitmit

      Thank you very much!! :-) This makes it so much easier I think. I’m gonna see if I can make time to start knitting sometime this coming week! :-) Have a good weekend!

    • Meg_large

      Nov 27, 2010, 09.18 PMby madebymeg

      awesome! let me know how it turns out :)

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    Nov 15, 2010, 08.59 AMby Jodi Wade

    Which pattern generator do you use?

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    Nov 15, 2010, 08.59 AMby tilshmil

    Love it!

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Patterns for this Project

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/gauge-sweater