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Wksp #4 2016 CLOSED - A teton village sweater - with A Novice Knitter
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Apr 30, 2016 10:27:21   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
It is 7 am here on Vancouver Island. I am happy to open this new workshop and I know you will enjoy it very much .

Just a bit about the workshops before we start:

My name is Designer1234 (Shirley) and we ask you to join in. A Novice Knit (Selena) will happily answer all your questions and will help you with her wonderful design!

We ask that you stay fairly close to topic so that the class is quite straight forward. It makes it easier for everyone if we do that.

I would like to introduce you to A Novice Knitter (Selena)

I am able to delete and highlight and add information to the posts so if a correction is needed just let me know On here, Selena. Shirley

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HERE IS A REVISED DOCUMENT OF THE PATTERN. Selena revised the pattern for clarity(MAY8/16)
REVISED PATTERN May/ 8/2016
Attached file:
(Download)
 
Apr 30, 2016 10:33:40   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
REVISED PATTERN -MAY 8/16-please replace your pattern with the following.

SIZE

Women's XS/S, [M/L, 1X, 2X] (shown in size M/L)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Chest: 34 [38, 44, 48] inches Length: 23 [23, 27, 27] inches

MATERIALS
Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande [100% alpaca; 110yd/101m per 100g skein]; color: Natural; 6 [7, 9, 10] skeins
[optional] Rowan Kidsilk Haze [70% mohair, 30% silk; 229yd/209m per 25g skein]; color: White; 1 skein
32 length-inch US #11/8mm circular needle
27 length-inch US #10.5/6.5mm circular needle
notions required [10 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders, tapestry needle]

GAUGE
11 sts/19 rows = 4" in seed stitch (using larger needle) 11 sts/17 rows = 4" in seed stitch rib

PATTERN NOTES Abbreviations
K - knit
P - purl
P2tog - purl 2 stitches together
Seed Stitch Rib
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Row 1 - *K4, p1* to last 4 stitches, k4 Row 2 - k1, p2, *K3, p2* to last stitch, k1


PATTERN Multiple of 5 + 4

BACK

Cast on 64, [69, 74, 84] st with US 11 needle and work in seed stitch rib pattern for 6" [6", 10", 10"], mark each side of work with stitch markers,
continue in pattern for 5" more, mark each side of work with stitch markers, continue in pattern for 5" ["5, 4", 4"] more, ending with wrong side row.

[Optional - Add kidsilk, holding together with main color]

Next row - k1, *p2tog, k1, p1, k1* to last 3 stitches, p2tog, k1

New stitch count 51,[55, 59, 67] stitches. Work seed stitch for 7" [7", 8", 8"] more. Total length of back is 23"[23", 27", 27"] ending on WS.

Bind off 12, [14, 16, 20] shoulder stitches in seed stitch pattern on each side, leaving 27 middle neck stitches on holder.

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FRONT

Cast on 64, [69, 74, 84] st with US 11 needle and work in seed stitch rib pattern for 6" [6", 10", 10"], mark each side of work with stitch markers, continue in pattern for 5" more, mark each side of work with stitch markers, continue in pattern for 2" more, ending with wrong side row.

[Optional - Add kidsilk, holding together with main color]
Next row - k1, *p2tog, k1, p1, k1* to last 3 stitches, p2tog, k1

New stitch count 51,[55, 59, 67] stitches
work in seed stitch for 3", (including decrease row) ending on WS, begin neck shaping.

NECK SHAPING
Right Side------
Work 12,[14, 16, 20] stitches in seed stitch pattern, place remaining stitches on holder.

turn and work even in seed stitch for 7" more.
Bind off.

Left Side------
Leaving 27 stitches on holder, rejoin yarn and work 12,[14, 16, 20] stitches on left side in seed stitch pattern for 7" more, even with right side, then bind off.

SLEEVES (using main color only)

Cast on 64,[64, 69, 69]. Work in seed stitch rib stitch pattern for 12" ending on wrong side. Bind off in pattern.

Make one more.
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Seam front and back together at left shoulder.
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NECKBAND

Set-up round:

Change to US 10.5 needle.

On right side, pick up and knit 27 stitches, pick up and knit 1 more stitch and mark it as corner stitch.

Knit 27 stitches from front holder.

Pick up and knit 1 stitch from left side and mark it as corner stitch, pick up and knit 27 more left side stitches.

Knit 27 stitches from back holder.

Working in the round, continue to knit neckband as follows:

Work in k1, p1 rib to the stitch before marked corner stitch, slip next stitch and marked stitch together knitwise,
knit 1, pass slipped stitches over knit stitch.

P1, k1, to the stitch before next marker, slip next stitch and marked stitch together knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over knit stitch, continue in k1, p1 rib to end of round.

Repeat for 6 rounds total.

Bind off in rib pattern.
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FINISHING

Seam right shoulder.

Using upper side stitch markers as a guide, stitch in sleeves.
Beginning at underarms, seam sides to lower side stitch markers for side slits if desired, or seam to bottom of sweater.

Using tapestry needle, weave in ends.

Lightly block.

Turn up ends of sleeves about 2" and stitch in place.
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Enjoy your beautiful new sweater❣

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A bit about me: I'm Selena Rea Miskin. I have a husband, six kids, a cat and a dog. I love beautiful places and interesting people. I enjoy music, knitting, cooking, books, movies, hiking and cross country skiing. Thanks for visiting!




Apr 30, 2016 10:53:38   #
cbjllinda
 
It looks gorgous! just my style!
Apr 30, 2016 12:06:12   #
TLL
 
Another beautiful sweater, Shirley!!! Have fun with your workshop. :thumbup:

Thanks - I think this will be a lovely sweater. I plan on making one myself. Certainly have got a copy of the download. Next sweater on my list.
Apr 30, 2016 12:27:36   #
WayfaringYarns
 
Bostonmama wrote:
Hi,
Can I use a worsted weight? How would I adjust to make this top? (sorry, I've never done this!)


Good morning! Here is one method to adjust the pattern for a different yarn weight.
1️⃣ Decide the size you would like to make. For this example I will use size M/L

2️⃣ Knit a 4"x4" gauge swatch with desired yarn (for this pattern I recommend using the largest needle size printed on the yarn lable for a nice drape). I've listed 2 options for a gauge swatch. For this purpose I recommend using the seed stitch option.

3️⃣ Count number of stitches in 4". I'll refer to this number as worsted gauge stitch count.

4️⃣ Math conversion: for this example I'll use 20 as worsted gauge stitch count
Worsted gauge stitch count MULTIPLIED BY pattern cast-on stitch count DIVIDED BY pattern gauge EQUALS worsted cast-on stitch count
e.g. 20 X 69 = 1380
1380/11 =125.45
Round up to 126

5️⃣ Adjust for seed stitch rib pattern which is a multiple of 5 + 4
Because this is a loose tunic style sweater, I'm going up on all numbers, so I would add 2 for a total of 128 cast on stitches

**DISCLAIMER**
The pattern will technically work but I have only made this sweater in the recommended yarn weight! But who knows? You may like worsted weight a lot better 😀 In my humble opinion knitting patterns are written to be altered for each knitters personal needs 👍🏻 let me know if you run into any snags and I'll try to help
😊
Apr 30, 2016 12:29:27   #
WayfaringYarns
 
jobikki wrote:
Got it! I am eager to start! I am knitting it in red.


Welcome! Red will be gorgeous. Can't wait to see pictures 🌸💕🌸
 
Apr 30, 2016 12:32:38   #
WayfaringYarns
 
Welcome to the Teton Village Sweater Workshop! Today I am working on adding size 2X to the pattern and will hopefully have that done in a little bit. In the meantime, please post any questions you have, or just say hello 🙋🏻
Kind Regards,
Selena
Apr 30, 2016 13:03:49   #
damemary (a regular here)
 
Wow Shirley! They keep getting better. Thank you.
Apr 30, 2016 14:05:48   #
WayfaringYarns
 
Bubba24 wrote:
I'm hoping to be in. But I won't be able to do a gauge until Tuesday. I just love this sweater.
Fran


Thanks, Fran! I'm here for the duration. See you Tuesday :)
Apr 30, 2016 17:18:43   #
WayfaringYarns
 
cablemable wrote:
hi cablemable here I would like to knit this sweater with about a 48 to 50 inch bust in worsted weight yarn and my gauge is 5 stitches on a US 8. I could sure appreciate some help with the stitch count. Thank you in advance Tonya Hayes.


We should be posting the revised pattern which will include size 2X (38-40" bust) shortly, but until that's up I can help you get started

Using the formula I posted earlier, you would cast on 159 for the back, then go ahead and follow the larger size option of the pattern.

DISCLAIMER
The pattern will technically work but I have only made this sweater in the recommended yarn weight! But who knows? You may like worsted weight a lot better 😀 In my humble opinion knitting patterns are written to be altered for each knitters personal needs 👍🏻 let me know if you run into any snags and I'll try to help 😊
Apr 30, 2016 18:53:13   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
It is great to see us underway! If you need any changes printed, or any other help, Selena, just let me know. I am just finishing up the sleeves on a pullover, and then I am going to do this one. I love the stitch and the shape of the sweater. I am not sure whether the sleeves will suit me but I can always make them a bit narrower for me. I love this sweater, Selena. thanks so much for doing this class for us!
 
Apr 30, 2016 19:36:02   #
jobikki
 
Designer1234 wrote:
It is great to see us underway! If you need any changes printed, or any other help, Selena, just let me know. I am just finishing up the sleeves on a pullover, and then I am going to do this one. I love the stitch and the shape of the sweater. I am not sure whether the sleeves will suit me but I can always make them a bit narrower for me. I love this sweater, Selena. thanks so much for doing this class for us!

Great minds think alike, Shirley! I was thinking of making the sleeves narrower too.
Apr 30, 2016 20:17:58   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Oh my, and here I am in the middle of another sweater. I really need to finish this one first. But I will be watching this one for sure. Thank you Shirley!
May 1, 2016 08:52:52   #
JeanneW (a regular here)
 
I would love to make this sweater, but would like a narrower sleeve. Thanks for your help.
May 1, 2016 08:59:06   #
Bostonmama
 
Thank you. Your explanation makes sense.
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